Want to know about me?

I’ve been helping people have the best relationships they can have for over thirty years now. I originally studied psychology, then worked as a teacher in further education, leaving the profession to train in a number of personal-development disciplines and to set up my own company publishing self-development materials for students.

In 1981, I gradually started bringing together all my skills, training and experience to offer wide-ranging support in the field of self-development. Now I do this through:

– relationship coaching to help clients find and maintain happy relationships or healthily leave unhappy ones.

– responding to readers’ letters for magazines and websites; I’m agony aunt for Britain’s biggest-read Sunday supplement, Fabulous Magazine.

– writing books – my current total is 22 books published in 33 countries and 24 languages. In 2008 I rewrote the classic self-help manual The Joy of Sex; my latest book is How to Choose a Partner.

– teaching courses on love and sexuality to individuals and organisational groups; in particular, I’m on the faculty of the global organisation The School of Life.

– commenting on relationship issues for the national and international press, radio and television and speaking at conferences worldwide.

I’m a General  member of the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists, and an Associate member of the British Society for Sexual Medicine and the Royal Society of Medicine, on whose Council for Sexuality and Sexual Health I serve. I’m also an Ambassador for Relate Cambridge, and a Patron of the Outsiders charity. I’ve been named as one of the Family Planning Association‘s 21st Century Achievers and have also won a number of awards for my work, most recently being named UK Dating Expert of the Year 2015 at the UK Dating Awards.

 

If you’d like support with a relationship problem, please email and tell me about it. If I feel I could help, we can arrange for an initial coaching session to explore how we would work together. I’d love to hear from you.