After graduating honours from Edinburgh University and becoming a lawyer and partner at 26, I was very successful in a conventional sense, but deeply unhappy. I was poor in 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 feelings through dance, yoga, tantra, psychotherapy, body-mind centering and other practices. I discovered the joy and aliveness of my body. I worked with wonderful teachers such as Janis Claxton and Nancy Stark Smith [dance], Hilly Spenceley and John Hawken [tantra]. I studied core process therapy and then gestalt psychotherapy for four years. In 1990, I became a Buddhist and 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 a partner in a successful firm of Glasgow solicitors until 2019, when I finally decided to work in this field full time.
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 have written extensively about sexuality. You can find my articles here ,which give some idea of the scope and range of my work
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.
You can contact me here
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