Psychoanalyst Elizabeth Meakins uses her popular columns from The Independent to explore the therapeutic process. Successful analysis, she argues, is less about following pre-formulated theory and more about being led by the experience of what is actually happening.
Reviews and Endorsements:
What Will You Do With My Story? is that unusual thing: a book that is at once useful and illuminating for both therapists and the people who seek their help. What Elizabeth Meakins reveals in her fascinating book is the variety, the subtlety, and the sheer pleasure of collaboration; and of the versions of psychoanalysis that make it possible."
- Adam Phillips, psychoanalyst and author of On Balance, Side Effects, and Going Sane
"There is much to debate and also to celebrate in this honest, lively, accessible, and thought-provoking book. It offers a fresh and unexpected place for uninitiated readers to find their own way through the often bewildering noise of clashing psychoanalytic theories, even practices; indeed to find enlightenment and succour."
- Margot Waddell, psychoanalyst and consultant child and adolescent psychotherapist