I have been involved in mental health research since the late 90s. You can find out about my current research, publications and editorships below. I've had many jobs in academia including:


  • Head of Psychology Research in a large mental health trust
  • Researcher for a multisite national study
  • Senior Lecturer in Counselling Psychology involving supervising eleven successful DPsy's


I am currently External Examiner for the University of Roehampton's Psychotherapy courses, an Honorary Senior Research Fellow at Queen Mary, University of London, and hold Visiting Lectureships at a handleful of Universities. I have designed five psychotherapy modules, all of which were rated 'Excellent' by trainees. I teach on clinical psychology, counselling psychology, psychotherapy and psychoanalysis trainings.



Sample book chapters include:


  • 'Digital Narcissism in the Consulting Room' in 'Social Media and the Inner World'
  • 'Systemic Means to Subversive Ends' in 'Critical Psychotherapy, Psychoanalysis and Counselling;
  • 'IAPT and the Ideal Image' in ' The Future of Psychological Therapies'.



Sample peer-reviewed journal articles include:


  • 'Navigating Language Games around Psychosis' in the British Journal of Psychotherapy
  • 'Psychoanalysis in the Technocultural Era ' in the European Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • 'Songs that Saved Your Life' in the Lancet Psychiatry




Recent talks include:


  • ‘Do We Need a Critical Psychotherapy?’ for The Freud Museum
  • ‘The Psychology of Hope, Resilence and Defeat' for the Observer-funded Convention on Brexit and the Political Crash
  • ‘Psychocompulsion and Welfare Reform’, Welfare Reform and Mental Health Activist Conference,
  • ‘The Future of Clinical Psychology?’ for The British Psychological Society Annual Conference









I sit on the editorial board of a number of journals including:


  • The European Journal for Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Transformations - the Journal of the Humanistic Therapists
  • Self & Society




If you would like to learn more about my writing and research, please have a look at my academic website.


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Jay is a Clinical Psychologist and Psychotherapist committed to depth psychotherapy and social change.

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