I am so pleased to introduce you to my website.
I have been working as a chartered clinical psychologist for over 30 years in the public sector, the NHS and privately. I am also a writer and broadcaster specialising in parenting, child development and child psychology. I hope you find something here to interest and inform you.
On this website, you’ll find examples of my work, which includes providing expert comment and advice on child and parenting issues large or small on television, radio, in print, and online.
Television and Online
As a parenting expert, I have delivered an on-screen parenting programme in the ITV 1 series ‘Driving Mum and Dad Mad’ and dealt with family issues in the Bio Channel’s ‘Chawners’ Last Chance.’ Online, I’ve contributed to practical parenting videos as part of the Department of Education’s Parentchannel.tv parent information initiative.
Publishing and Journalism
I started writing for the public over 20 years ago whilst working as a clinical psychologist in Western Australia. Since then I’ve written books, magazine articles, answered parenting questions online and in print and provided expert comment for numerous magazines and newspapers.
I thoroughly enjoy writing and specialise in covering children’s development, behaviour and emotional well-being as well as anything and everything about being a parent from pregnancy onwards.
Commenting on and discussing psychological issues on the air has been an important part of my work over the past 15 years.
I’ve worked with government, charitable and commercial companies to provide on-air psychological expertise on a variety of children’s and family issues such as :
- ‘Bringing Up Britain’ on Radio 4
- Providing a full day of radio interviews for the Department for Children, Schools and Families alcohol campaign, which encouraged young people to develop a safe and sensible relationship with alcohol.
- Supporting Cycle England’s Bikeability launch with a radio day and report.
- Providing various commercial contributions, including a radio day on the ‘Persil 11 Stages of Motherhood’ campaign and the ‘Flora Active Play’ campaign.
Services for Clinicians
As a chartered clinical psychologist working with children and families for three decades both in the NHS and in private practice, I offer clinical supervision to others working in this field.
Information for Parents and Parents-to-be
If you are a parent or carer you may be looking for parenting information or advice.
You’ll find Tip Sheets on seasonal subjects and a section on ‘Topics that Bother Parents the Most’, from sleep and tantrums through to helping your child cope with exams and their first relationships.