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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
Hello lovelies Here I am sitting in my office on the hottest day of the year – for many years if the news is anything to go by – with fingers sliding off the keyboard, thinking how much we long for the hot weather and then find it so difficult to deal with it when we get it! I guess that’s a British thing… My work pattern seems to change as rapidly as our seasons. It used to be that Jan, Feb and March were the really busy months, while the summer meant things would quieten down. Not so this year – especially PR wise. There are a fair few Read More
Hello lovelies Nearly at the end of another busy month and I am off on holiday tomorrow – back to my beloved Fethiye for a short break, although by the time I get back we’ll have a new government, a new royal baby and a brand new series of Big Brother starting, so will be refreshed and ready to see what the new raft of housemates are up to on BBBOTS. I have had a lot of clients this month, which is great, although I really put my heart and soul into coaching, so sometimes I have to limit the numbers or it can get overwhelming. But if you’re interested Read More
Hello lovelies A joint Feb and March newsletter this time. The first quarter of the year is always busy with coaching – including a few interesting celebrities – but of course it’s always the part of my job that complete confidentiality prevent me from ever writing about. And now nearly Spring – loving the lighter evenings and my favourite day of the year (now I’ve stopped counting birthdays!) has to be the clocks going forward on Sunday – I am definitely not a winter person… I still managed to fit in some writing work and as my regular followers will know, no month is complete without writing about Katie Price, Read More