James O'Neill is a psychotherapist with an independent practice in South London. He was born in Toronto into a large Irish Catholic family, made his way to London in 1977, where he taught history before starting therapy training. He completed an MSc in Counselling Psychology at Roehampton University, followed by a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training at the Philadelphia Association in Hampstead. He has been working in private practice for over thirty years. This is his first book.
What a privilege for a therapist to be given permission to share
such a journey. It provoked so many thoughts and byways of the
heart and mind... I loved and admired it. -- Jane Haynes,
psychotherapist and author of 'If I Chance to Talk a Little
A brave and moving book which demystifies what it is to be a good and generous therapist. -- Nell Dunn
I read this extraordinary short story of a psychotherapist and his patient in a single sitting... A powerful testament, not only to therapy, but of the healing that trust, empathy and love can engender in all of us. -- Caroline Sanderson