Jay Watts – Long Bio

RECLAIMING THE UNCONSCIOUS

Jay Watts is a clinical psychologist, psychotherapist and mental health activist living in London. Dr Watts had held many senior clinical and managerial roles in academia and the NHS, and taught clinical skills on clinical psychology, counselling psychology and psychoanalytic training courses. Her practice has a critical psychoanalytic approach based on a Lacanian orientation. However, her practice and politics draw at least as deeply from her own lived experience of acute distress, and experiences in Buddhist retreat and years on the couch. She is especially interested in how cyberspace can be used to subvert a psychiatry increasingly dominated by a marketplace, mental hygiene culture which she finds deeply problematic. You can find more about Jay on her website, or follow her twitter account “Shrink at Large”.