I have been very lazy abut writing this blog for the last couple of months, much of it due to being away a fair bit, including going to Nappa Valley for a fabulous – and the first I’ve been to – gay wedding! But now time for a reality check, work and weather wise…
It’s been a frantic couple of months workwise – with much of it being done from my office by the sea, aka a sunbed 😉 I’ve been working hard on the psych evaluations for the second series of TLC’s dating show, Undressed and still love the fact that those willing to take most of their clothes off in the name of love, come in all shapes, sizes, age and sexual orientation.
As ever, I have written a fair bit for the Daily Mail, on subjects ranging from the psychology of scarring, why celebrity relationships go from 0 – 60 and back again so fast, the reality of living in the ultimate reality show, Eden and to how to get over a serious relationship when you are over 30. And of course there were a lot of requests to discuss the break ups of the wonderfully hashtaggable #Brangelina and #Hiddleswift – including for the Daily Telegraph, Reveal and Grazia.
TV and radio has been pretty buoyant in the summer months too, with regular appearances on This Morning and Sky News. If you’re interested there are a couple of clips on my website – when I can remember to ask my web guy Johnny, to record/upload them…
More than anything, it has been a season when our thoughts turn to relationships. Sometimes, reconsidering one after a difficult summer holiday together or thinking about finding one to share the short, dark days ahead with. Everyone seems to want to find a different angle on relationships these days, and so I have found myself writing about the increased use of psychics by women looking to find relationship answers for Grazia, the rise of ‘friendship counselling’ and anxiety issues in relationship for Glamour, why women are ‘people pleasers’ and conversely why we are so picky (different editions obvs!) for Marie Claire, our current attitudes to Tinder for Yahoo and whether polyamory is acceptable; when to announce your relationship status on Facebook and how to stop autumn hibernation in your relationship for Metro.
And if you are single and are finding the ever-more complex dating world difficult – or are in a relationship which could do with some advice – then don’t forget that as well as wibbling on about celebrities and reality TV, I also spend much of my time being a Dating Coach and a Relationship Counsellor, so just drop me a line on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Radio has been as vibrant as ever, with my weekly slot on Ireland’s iRadio, which is always good craic and regular chats on LBC, BBC London, Virgin Radio and Talk Radio. And of course my regular contributions to New! magazine, which have included my observations on Bear in Celebrity Big Brother, Billie Piper, Victoria Beckham and the celebrity without which no blog would ever be complete, the fabulous Miss Katie Price!
I’ve also managed to get my darling cat Louis into my professional life. As a cat owning psychologist, I was asked to get involved in a Purina campaign, about How People Are Better With Pets, which led to me presenting an award at The Savoy for the National Cat Awards. Who would have thought it??
That’s probably enough for now, not much looking forward to the winter-ish months, but as ever I look forward to a bit of banter with you on Twitter. It’s @TVPsychologist if you fancy a chat.
Meanwhile, I’ll see you next month.