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; since 2018 I have written a weekly column as the sex and relationships expert for Woman 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.

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

I’m a Professional Associate of the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists, and an Associate member of 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 including being named UK Dating Expert of the Year 2015 at the UK Dating Awards; I was also a judge at the 2017 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.