After graduating with honours in Law from Edinburgh University and starting a legal career, becoming a partner at 26, I was very successful in a conventional sense, but deeply unhappy. I was poor both at forming and maintaining intimate relationships. I gradually came to understand that I was very in my head, disconnected from my body and my heart.
In my thirties, to free myself from this unhappiness, I started to get in touch with my body and my emotions through dance, yoga, tantra, psychotherapy, body-mind centering and other practices. Later, I studied core process therapy and gestalt psychotherapy. In 1990, I set up The Glasgow Zen Group, where I continue to be the principal meditation teacher. During all this I carried on a busy professional career as the litigation partner of a successful firm of Glasgow solicitors until 2019, when I finally decided to work in this field full time.
Finding my own way to the pleasure and connection of intimacy has been complicated for me, and I want to help people resolve their sexual issues more quickly than I did.
I trained in Sexological Bodywork with Joseph Kramer, Deej Juventin and Uma Furman, qualifying in 2015.
I have since done further training, including Caffyn Jess’ Intimacy Educator Programme and Betty Martin‘s inaugural practitioner training in The Wheel Of Consent.
I am also working on collaborative projects with colleagues in this developing field of sexology, in particular my Couples Project with Katrina Clark and pioneering work on The Erotic Imagination with Rachel Connor.
I’m tremendously grateful for the consistent support and encouragement of my partner, Karen.
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