As a prominent expert in my field, I am often approached by the media for advice on sex and relationships and have been featured in Marie Claire, Men's Health, Women's Health, Top Sante, Look and Woman magazines, as well as BBC Radio Five Live's 'Men's Hour'. My first book, Three in a Bed: Conversations with a Sex Therapist, was published by Harper Collins in January 2016. I am also co-editor of the International Handbook of Sexual Addiction, published by Routledge in 2017. From 2016 to 2019, I was also the editor of the BACP Healthcare Counselling and Psychotherapy Journal. I was named 'Psychosexual Therapist of the Year' in the 2017 GHP Women in Health Awards.
In terms of qualifications, I have an MA in Counselling and Psychotherapy (with distinction), a Diploma in Psychosexual and Relationship Therapy (with distinction) and a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. I also have a Diploma in Integrative Supervision (with distinction). As part of my continued professional development, I have also trained in person-centred counselling, cognitive behavioural therapy and brief solution-focused therapy. I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP), an Accredited Member of the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSRT) and a Qualified Member of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity (ATSAC).
Prior to becoming a sex addiction therapist, I had a long career in international politics. I have worked for the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the British Council, and have lived for long periods in France, Belgium, Germany, Austria and Bosnia & Herzegovina. When I am not working as a sex addiction therapist, I can be found with a paintbrush in my hand, creating pictures of all things nautical.
I abide by the codes of ethics of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSRT).