Making Time For Intimacy

We all know that it’s important to make time for intimacy with our partners if we want to have lasting, satisfying relationships. But with our busy lives, work, family, homes, and all the jobs that need doing, sometimes we can get out of the habit of making time for one another. Let’s think about what...

Feeling “Touched Out” And What To Do About It

Relationship-Smart Women Podcast Before we get into feeling “touched out”, I have another podcast appearance to tell you about. I recently had a wonderful chat with Nicole Mathieson, relationship therapist and host of the Relationship-Smart Women podcast.⁣ ⁣⁣ Nicole and I spoke about what happens to your relationship and sex life after you have kids,...

The Cycle Of Rejection And How To Break It

Notes From The Mother Box Podcast Before we get into the cycle of rejection, I just want to tell you about a podcast you can catch me on. Notes From The Mother Box is a new podcast from midwife Alexis Stickland and doula Beccy Hands, bestselling authors of The Little Book Of Self Care For...

Get Your Sex Life Back On Track After Kids

So you want to get your sex life back on track? You know it’s normal for sex to drop down the agenda when you have a baby, but it’s been months – maybe even years – and you’re starting to worry. Right now, honestly, sex is something that brings you more stress than pleasure. You...

Teeth and Claws

When I was 10 years old, we lived in a house with interesting neighbours. I remember on the day we moved in, the mother walked into our new home and announced, “we mostly keep ourselves to ourselves”. In my experience, people who describe themselves as an open book are no more open with their thoughts...

Stress and Your Relationships

How have your stress levels been lately? Stress is the reaction that happens when we feel that the demands of a situation outstrip our resources to cope. So I think most of us can say that our stress levels have been higher than usual at least some of the time over the last few weeks!...

Love In Lockdown – the Online Course

The global pandemic is putting huge pressure on everyone, especially couples with kids at home.⁣ ⁣ As well as coping with the uncertainty and anxiety, many of us have lost work, childcare, and the comfort of our usual routines.⁣ ⁣ Being in lockdown together presents a number of challenges for us as couples.⁣ ⁣ You...

How Can I Support You Through This Crisis?

I’ve been thinking a lot about all of you – whether you are a past, present, or prospective client – and how you might be coping with our current very difficult situation. I wanted to let you know about how I have adapted my service in line with the government guidelines. It is my aim...

Happy New Year – Relationship Goals 2.0 is Back for 2020!

Happy New Year! How was your Christmas break? I hope it was restorative, with a chance for reflection and some thought about your intentions for the new year – and perhaps even the next decade. I also know that it was likely tiring, largely fuelled by sugar and alcohol, and a bit of a challenge...

Speaking Events This Autumn

Speaking Events: The Mother Fair This Weekend I have a number of speaking events coming up this autumn in Brighton and Hove. Firstly, this Saturday 14th September I’m going to be at The Mother Fair, an event for new and expectant mothers, speaking about relationships after kids. Hosted by Hayley, founder of Bump2BumpClub, The Mother...