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I work as an agony aunt, life and solutions coach, commentator and writer on sex, relationships, and behaviour.
I hope you'll find the articles & tips useful! I've sorted them into the main areas of: sex, love & relationships, parenting, life coaching, and others.
Please get in touch about anything else at 'e-mail me' on my homepage - would love to answer every e-mail but as I run my site without assistance and work full-time sadly I can't. So I select 1 per week to answer on Thursdays.
In my work as an agony aunt, solutions coach and writer I've written 13 self-help books my latest are Sex Academy, How to be a Happy Human and Steamy Sex I'm also...Read More »
...an occasional broadcaster - bit of radio & telly - so a little bit of everything to do with life.
Love having provided lots of sex and love tips in my fortnightly online sex and love advice column for the Sun newspaper that I've been writing for a few years. It was called 'Sex and Love Academy' - and now we've launched a new online column - Dr Pam's Pleasure Zone - please do visit the Sun online and a new column goes live every other Friday from 10th January 2014. It's full of top tips.
Recently I did a fun project as a regular celebrity news/relationships commentator on a small satellite show - fab to have new experiences.
Last summer I presented a series of agony aunt programmes on BBC radio Western regions - it was so much fun - worked with a great team and heard from many lovely people.
Occasionally I pop up on different TV programmes as an agony aunt and social commentator like This Morning, BBC Breakfast, Daybreak, Loose Women, Sky News, the spin off Big Brother programmes and was a regular guest on the Vanessa Show on C5.
Since 1997 I've presented radio programmes and was over-the-moon to win a Sony radio award when I was at Heart 106.2 FM. That's the only award I've ever won - I'm not counting a fashion award I won in high school, for creating an entire outfit out of purple - quite frankly my fashion sense nowadays could be politely described as "eclectic".
For two years I had a weekly agony slot on Tom Dunne's show on Dublin Newstalk radio as well as lots of freelancing on various stations - popping up weekly on stations around the country - and used to do a weekly slot on George Lamb's previous BBC 6 Music shows...Oh George, that was quite an experience!
I've previously worked as a psychologist getting my doctorate in psychology from a London teaching hospital where I researched how to help parents whose children had emotional and/or behavioural problems. I've done a number of other courses in psychology - my BSc Hons in psychology from a London university, MPhil in psychology from the London teaching hospital I received my PhD from + ad hoc counselling-type and self-improvement/life-coaching courses. I'm a Chartered Research, Teaching & Academic psychologist with the BPS.
I have worked with a number of charities and presently am a patron of Kids in the Middle that advises parents who are breaking up on how to help their children during this difficult time.
It's fun writing a weekly 'Love Doc' page for Miss Independent Woman website - check them out here!
I also support the fantastic work of Kevin Healey and to his autism bullying campaign as well as being a founding member of Kids in the Middle - a charity that aims to promote awareness in parents who are breaking up and how this can affect their children.
I'm delighted to support Saying Goodbye a charity supporting and providing national services for those who have suffered a miscarriage, still birth or early years loss.
No two days are the same and I enjoy fresh challenges and always look for new things to do. Please check out my weekly agony column on iVillage.co.uk and my regular contributions to MSN.co.uk, as well as the Goodtoknow.co.uk, Men's Health, Orange and GQ websites amongst others.
I hope you find the site helpful - it's packed with tips and advice - and more to come. Keep checking in for updates!
Keep happy, keep hopeful, Dr Pam x
p.s My 'loves' include: anything made of chocolate (I'm a complete chocoholic) + music including artists/bands - off the top of my head and in a completely random order - Foos, Kings of Leon, Royal Blood, Bloc Party, XX, The Drums, Wild Beasts, Phoenix, Filthy Dukes, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, the Strokes, The Dead Weather, Them Crooked Vultures, Jack White, Alabama Shakes, Biffy Clyro, Enter Shakari, MGMT, Band of Horses, Arcade Fire, White Lies, Example, Calvin Harris, Mark Ronson, Black Keys, Plan B, MIA, Tinie Tempah, Tinchy Stryder, Dizzee Rascal, JayZ, plus newcomers like AWOL Nation, TEED, Wretch 32, Angel, Jay James Picton, Kendrick Lamar, Spector, Wolfgang, Ed Sheeran and Liam Bailey, Ben Howard, plus dubstep Magnetic Man, Modestep, Nero and Katy B + so many more... like the amazingly fab Lady Gaga to poptastic (sometimes guilty) pleasures like The Sugababes, Girls Aloud, Britney, Take That + great books like anything by John Irving, William Boyd, Robert Harris, and Lionel Shriver + travel including places like Peru, Cuba and India + films of all genres + lots of other stuff like going to galleries, the theatre + action sports - I've been a black belt in Shotokan Karate for years but haven't been able to train for a few years due to a major accident (funny enough not related to Karate). And my biggest loves of all are my hubby and children.
My 'hates' include...well, I might just keep those to myself.
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With news of Cheryl Cole’s wedding after three months of dating (although evidently they’ve known each other for longer) whirlwind love and relationships have been on everyone’s minds.
In my Sun newspaper online column today – The Pleasure Zone - I’ve written about whirlwind passion and also when people have sex a bit sooner than they plan to.
Do check the lovely giveaway Ann Summers have provided me to 2 lucky winners.
TODAY’S TIP: Whirlwind feelings aren’t always equal and if you’re being pressured by someone to jump into living together or getting married too soon then do listen to your all-important intuition. If they really love you in a mature way (and not an immature demanding way) they’ll wait for the right time.
Happy TUesday, Pamx
Without revealing what I'm going to discuss with Rylan tonight let's just say there are plenty of things going on with the housemates to analyse.
Armageddon week lived up to its promise of causing extra stress and we saw various stress reactions in the housemates.
TODAY’S TIP: Back to real life – if you're going through a period of high stress make sure you connect with those people who understand you and that you can lean on.
Often there is a particular person in life who is very good when we're overly-stressed so spend some time with them and let them know how much you appreciate them.
In today’s Sun newspaper there is a special pull-out celebrating Little George’s first birthday. It was a lot of fun doing the body language analysis of the family for the special celebration pull-out.
If it goes live on their website I will put the link here later.
At about 11:45 AM this morning I’m talking to Jon Gaunt on Fubar radio about the Royals - he’s always a lively host and I thoroughly enjoyed being interviewed by him!
Happy weekend, Pamx
The upheaval in the Big Brother house has far reaching implications and I'm looking forward to chatting about it with the lovely Emma Willis tonight. Armageddon week's started and some of the housemates don't know how to cope with it - paranoia's on the increase.
TODAY’S TIP: Back to real life again – if unpredictable things are happening in your life maybe with your partner or work-life - remember you can manage them best by controlling your responses to them.
Once you decide you can help shape your own destiny - and what's happening with these changes - you cope much better. Good luck!
With Cheryl Cole in the news having got married within three months of meeting her French boyfriend people are interested in what goes on with whirlwind relationships.
I did a piece on This Morning television with the lovely Ruth Langsford and Eamon Holmes about the rollercoaster ride of whirlwind relationships.
TODAY’S TIP: Some can be so successful and full of love - but first and foremost if you’re plunging into a whirlwind marriage (or maybe just moving in together after a very short time) stop and ask yourself what the rush is? Are you doing so because you truly think you’ve met your soulmate or are you doing so for reason like feeling insecure and wanting to tie them down?
That’s the starting point for giving your whirlwind relationship the best possible chance.
Look after each other, Pamx
Ex-partners have a lot to answer for when it comes to relationship problems… many people complain about isssues like when an ex can't let go, etc.
Then again, if a person spends too much time with their ex - when they're in a new relationship - that’s can also be a real problem. In my Miss Independent Woman magazine column today I’ve answered one woman’s dilemma about this.
TODAY’S TIP: time to have full and frank 'ex-related' conversations if you’re in this situation. You can be made miserable knowing your partner's going off spending time with their ex. That truly is having their cake and eating it. Hope my advice in the column is helpful.
Take care, Pamx
It’s National Agony Aunt Day as I call it – thank you for your emails - I wish I could answer them all but I’ve chosen one today about one woman’s career decision that has caused problems with her boyfriend. Please check my homepage for my advice to her at “the dilemma I’ve answered this week”.
TODAY’S TIP: Ultimately people make choices that sometimes the partners don’t like but I think when your emotional well-being is at stake you need to think carefully. Also understand how a partner might feel about you doing something quite extreme.
Best of luck, Pamx
I'm absolutely delighted that the Sun newspaper extracted some passages from my new book for their health section. Their extract highlighted some key aspects to emotional eating.
I hope you find it helpful reading it - there are far too many people who resort to comfort food when they need emotional comfort.
Also in today's Sun newspaper I've commented on why some women fall in love with convicted murderers. This often happens due to an interesting mix of personal characteristics.
Take care of yourself, Pamx
Mondays whizz around and seeing as this series of Big Brother has been absolutely packed with action it's must impossible to decide what to cover. But Rylan Clark is fantastic at guiding our chats together and I'm looking forward to seeing him.
It continues to be an emotional roller coaster in there for the housemates.
TODAY’S TIP: When things are pressured in your life it can really helped take yourself out of the situation from 10 minutes, just go outside and calm down. It really does work and some of the housemates this year have used this so they don't end up in slanging matches.
A little break helps get the physical and mental tension out of your body and mind.
Happy Monday, Pamx
The other day I promised the link to my article for World Kissing Day (on July 6th) and why kissing actually benefit your health. Here's the link - you don't need to wait till Sunday to get the well-being boost from puckering up.
Over to spontaneity...as a big new survey reveals how important being spontaneous is to keeping a loving feeling between you I’ve got lots of tips for you in my Sun newspaper online column, the Pleasure Zone.
It really takes so little effort to lift your relationship above the mundane.
Also good luck being one of the winners for the two giveaways from Ann Summers in my column today.
TODAY’S TIP: Remember there are many romantic things you can do that cost little or nothing - even spoiling them with a surprise romantic picnic at your local Park or beauty spot this weekend is a fantastic way to start.
Happy loving and have a great weekend, Pamx
My new book The Emotional Eater's Diet is published in the UK on May 15 - I’m very excited as I hope emotional eaters - women or men will find it helpful. Each year 2/3s of people start a diet and 20% start a new diet each month. Yet 95% of diets aren’t successful.
I firmly believe that emotional eating to soothe difficult feelings is the culprit behind most of this failure. My book has a huge range of practical tips/strategies to help understand your emotions and manage your appetite. There are mini-quizes and real case studies.
It’s available to preorder on Amazon. Please remember that food can fuel your energy needs but not your emotional needs. Take care!
I'm delighted that my latest book Sex Academy was endorsed by my fellow self-help author Siski Green who said: "Sex Academy really is THE Bible of sex books. The lessons and lectures cover the A-Z of everything you want to know - from Anal sex to getting Zero sex." I hope you enjoy it!
I was so excited and HAPPY to write this book on happiness covering my 10 unique Happiness Principles. I hope it helps increase your well-being, contentment, and happiness. I've packed it with dozens and dozens of easy-to-use strategies, plus life-changing insights. Based on about five years of collecting case studies and research I hope you'll find it helpful.
My latest sex guide's out - I've gone through thousands of questions people ask me about sex - from why they don't feel desire to how to handle a partner's kinky fetish. Here are the answers plus loads of tricks and techniques. Enjoy!
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