She is a trustee and spokesperson for Family Lives, the major UK parenting charity, and contributes articles and appears in a variety of podcasts on their website. She is a trustee of The Who Cares Trust, for â€ślooked afterâ€ť children and contributes to â€śWho Cares?â€ť, and â€śWho Cares Juniorâ€ť, magazines for kids in care produced by The Trust. She is patron of Unique Kidz and Co, which provides specialist services for disabled children and their families. She makes frequent appearances on national and local television and radio on programmes such as BBC Breakfast, You and Yours, PM and Womenâ€™s Hour and is a regular on BBC 5Live, BBC Scotland and BBC Wales as well as many local BBC and commercial stations. She has also been an occasional presenter on her local BBC radio station, BBC Radio Cumbria. She is a freelance journalist and has written features, mainly on parenting, relationship, health, sex and counselling matters, for a wide range of national magazines and newspapers â€“ most recently the Times, Daily Mail, Guardian and Independent. She has conceived and written leaflets and website material for Family Lives, Drinkaware, the NSPCC, One Parent Families, the Family Planning Association and Brook including a Young Mumâ€™s Guide for OPF, â€śHands Offâ€ť for the NSPCC and â€śSay Yes, Say No, Say Maybeâ€ť for Brook. She is regularly asked to give expert comment in national and local media and to speak at conferences and to give seminars on a wide range of issues to do with relationships and parenting.
She has had 30 books published, helping parents, families and individuals to manage issues such as stepfamilies, being a single parent, communicating with teenagers, having a happy family life, managing family breakdown and assertiveness. She has also written on sexual fantasy and tantric sex.