Dr Jay Watts Relational psychologist , EC1A
Hello! My name is Jay, and I am a Clinical Psychologist, Psychotherapist and academic. I do lots of different things like write about mental health for national newspapers, activism and teaching. My main focus, though, is my clinical work with individuals and couples. I have my geeky side, so I have done loads of different trainings in psychoanalysis and systemic therapy as well as clinical psychology. I've loads of work experience - I worked in the NHS for 15 years - doing everything from leading a large integrative psychotherapy team, to setting up and managing an early intervention in psychosis team, and working as senior lecturer in psychology on a counselling psychology doctorate. My work, though, is just as informed by my own experience of significant mental health problems and treatment when young, as well as my time living in spiritual communities. Because of all this, my practice combines often quite practical short-term survival strategies with much more in-depth childhood oriented work (working with things like dreams, fantasies and long suppressed memories). I also bring in questions about how our wider cultural identities - our gender, ethnic background, and sexual orientation, for example - may interact with our personal history to shape our mental health. I love my work, and I think that shows.
Training and qualifications
I have done a number of trainings including:
- Doctorate in Clinical Psychology
- Masters in Psychology
- Postgraduate Diploma in CBT for Psychosis
- Postgraduate Training in Systemic Psychotherapy
- Training formation in Lacanian Psychoanalysis
My standard fee is £95 per session.
I also have a low cost scheme predominantly for people who are on benefits like ESA/PIP/DLA.
I am lucky in that both clinics tends to be full, but I will let you know straight away if a space is available. I do not run a waiting list because I think the decision to start a psychotherapy and reach out for help is really important, often really courageous, and that it is important to use that energy and not wait around.
Family/Systemic Mindfulness Psychoanalytic Relational Drama therapy Existential Issues often worked with:
Couple relationshipsAnxietyCultural issuesFamily issuesGender identitySexual/physical abuseTrauma Availability:
In less than a week Therapy offered:
In personOn video Client groups:
CouplesFamiliesIndividuals Member organisations:
The House on Snow Hill
Snow Hill Court
Close to St Paul's, Barbican and Farringdon tubes, and City Thameslink overground.