News & Events

Welcome to my news and events page.  Here you’ll find details of what I am up to in the media – whether it’s magazine features, newspaper comments, extracts from my books or news about my TV and radio appearances.  I’ll also include gossip and news about up and coming TV shows and celebrities, snippets of psychological comment and tips and advice on dating and relationships.

My usual ramblings will still appear on Twitter, on @TVPsychologist, so please feel free to follow me, but this newsletter will give you a little more info, a few more links and is there for anyone who wants to know a little more ‘behind the scenes’ info.

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March and April

Hello lovelies

The end of April finds me packing for a holiday to my beloved Fethiye in SW Turkey for a week or so. Troubled times in that part of the world, but I have many friends out there and it’s a very beautiful and peaceful place. I hope it stays that way.

So, I’ll keep this newsletter short and sweet – as I have to up at crazy o’clock tomorrow. In fact I was asked to go on Good Morning Britain tomorrow, so would have been an early one anyway;-)

I’ve had a varied couple of months, with a fair bit of TV, including Sky News discussing why online daters don’t always choose an ideal partner, Good Morning Britain chatting about fussy eaters, of all ages and C5 News about a survey that revealed that children think their parents are the ones who disrupt family life by using their mobile phones too much!

Radio wise, I’ve chatted to a lot of local BBC radio stations about all sorts of topics, usually with a moment’s notice (!) as well as Talk Radio about grief counselling and ‘being nice’, BBC Radio London about the ‘bystander effect’ and LBC about emotional intelligence and how we’re not always as kind as we might think we are,

I’ve written for various publications over the past few weeks including Marie Claire, iPaper, Glamour, Daily Mail as well as a couple of contributions to The Times. And of course my regular celebrity musings for New magazine, including – of course, as ever – a piece on Katie Price…

I’ve also been involved in a number of really interesting PR campaigns recently. With companies wanting ever more sophisticated and challenging studies conducted, in their quest for press coverage, it means I get to play around with all sorts of technical equipment and psychometric tests, all in the name of psychology and it takes me back to my lab days, which is fun! Though being a creative kind of person (and useless with numbers) the analysis/stats bit if it all, not quite as much fun as the experimental part…

Anyway, I promised short and sweet, so i’ll sign off now and see you guys in June. When we’ll have had (yet) another General Election!

Much love

Jo
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Jan and Feb 2017

Hi lovelies Very late to writing this blog, but that must be a good thing, workwise, right? Anyway, a Happy and Very Belated New Year to you all! It’s been a really busy time with clients, as ever. There are always a lot of singles who want to find a partner for the new year and vow never to spend another Christmas alone. I’m pleased to say that a few of them are now happily dating so something must be working… Usual client numbers were swelled by a great piece in the Daily Mail‘s You Magazine in January. A four page feature on dating coaching, much of it about my Read More

October, November and December

Hello lovelies As I write this, I realise that it’s been a hell of a year. And sadly, most often not for the best reasons. We’ve had huge political upheaval as well as losing way too many musical and acting icons – with the last week of the year, feeling like an apocalypse in terms of the deaths of so many talented individuals that brought us so much pleasure. Let’s all hope that 2017, brings us all a little more joy… But back to what I’ve been up to in the last couple of months – it’s been a busy time and much of it very reassuring that in spite Read More

July/August and a bit of September…

Hello lovelies 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 Read More

May/June

Hello lovelies Well, it’s certainly been an eventful few weeks – crashing out of the both the Euros and the EU, not to mention the appalling British summer we’ve been having.  It’s left feeling people a bit disconnected and bemused by life, especially the unexpected results of the referendum. But it’s happened, and like so much that distresses us in life, our only real option is to get on with it and try and find positives in any outcome. As my followers know, I tend to dodge anything political on Twitter – the responses can get pretty shirty – and so it is in my professional life. It’s good to Read More

March/April

Hello lovelies Apologies for late newsletter, I have been a bit poorly for a couple of weeks, but now back to rude health! In spite of not managing much work for a few weeks, its still been a busy time with lots of TV, radio and writing work as well as working on a new dating series, more of which later… It was good to be back on the This Morning sofa, discussing child favouritsm and whether it is ever acceptable to favour one child over another. Not long term obviously, but I think a lot of parents prefer one child over the another, especially when their toddler is going Read More

January/February

Hello lovelies Well, we made it through to the end of February – even with an extra day – and as I write this at nearly 5.30pm, it’s still (relatively) light outside of my office, Happy days! It’s been a busy couple of months and interesting to see how my note-taking scrawl reflects just how much change we have been through over the past few weeks. All the way from chatting on the Sky News Breakfast sofa about the impact Christmas has on divorce rates in the first few weeks of January, through to Blue Monday, the third Monday in January for the Daily Express and how to beat those Read More

November/December

Hello lovelies I’m writing this on Christmas Eve Eve, the sun is (almost) shining and the buds are out on the plants on the balcony outside my office. So it feels distinctly unseasonal! Tomorrow the mayhem will start – both boys back home for Christmas of course, a fridge packed full of deliciousness and a couple of birthdays to celebrate on the Big Day – mine and my older son’s, so it’s the calm before the storm… There hasn’t been a lot of let up in work this last few weeks either. December is normally a quiet month work-wise, but it seems that it’s going right up to the wire Read More

September/October

Hello lovelies I hope you’re adjusting to the shorter days – I can’t believe how early it gets dark now. Still, on a positive note we have to go through this process to come out on the other, brighter side! It’s been another hectic couple of months – I think I might have to go back to writing these newsletters monthly, which I guess is a very good sign work wise 😉 I know I’ve said this before, but I really think I am blessed by how diverse my work is. Which is often unexpected and sometimes more of a challenge than I bargained for. Writing wise, I have been Read More

July/August

Hello lovelies While I write this, I am looking out of my office window onto the dreariest day ever – typical of the run up to the August Bank Holiday weekend. I am lucky enough to be escaping to my beloved Fethiye for a few days on Friday, which I managed to time brilliantly (not) with the start of Celebrity Big Brother – so I may have to give it a miss this time around, as least far as observing the housemates’ antics from the CBBBOTS sofa. Unusually for July and August, traditionally quieter months of the year, I have been inundated with work for the past few weeks. Unexpected Read More