Jo Watson is a psychotherapist and activist with a history in the rape crisis movement of the 1990’s. She has worked therapeutically for the last 20 years with people who have experienced trauma. Jo actively challenges the biomedical model of ‘mental health’ and believes that emotional distress is caused primarily by what is experienced as such she is committed to promoting a trauma informed philosophy which translates directly and positivity to people's lives.
Jo is the organiser of ‘A Disorder for Everyone!’ - an event touring the U.K challenging the biomedical model www.adisorder4everyone.com. She is founder of the facebook group ‘Drop the Disorder’ https://bit.ly/2vUV2dL and represents United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) on a steering committee for the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Prescribed Drug Dependence, working on creating guidelines for psychological therapists on prescribed psychoactive drugs.