About Me

Phillip Hodson FRSA – Psychotherapist and Broadcaster

Titles: Senior Accredited Psychotherapist; Media Consultant to the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy; former Fellow the Royal Society of Arts; Fellow and former Consultant Head of Media Relations for the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy; Past Chairman/Founding Trustee of the Sexual Dysfunction Association; past Member of the British Association of Sexual & Relationship Therapists and of the London Marriage Guidance Council.

Books: Author of 13 books including “Men, An Investigation Into The Emotional Male” (BBC Books), “Growing Pains” (BBC Books), “What Kids Really Want To Know About Sex” (Robson) and “Wagner” (Weidenfeld, London and MacmIllan, New York) and “How ‘Perfect’ Is Your Partner?” (Carroll & Brown, London and Penguin Books, New York).

Videos: Often called in by companies, doctors and educational institutes to help teach the value of counselling techniques in team-building and staff and patient management. Award-winning videos have been the focus of seminars on conflict resolution and team dynamics.

Broadcasting: Widely known on UK television as both writer and presenter, appeared on BBC1 Children’s TV for six years, BBC1 Daytime for two years and on ITV1 for five years. On radio, pioneered the much-acclaimed “Phillip Hodson Counselling Programme” for over 17 years on both local and national radio (from London’s LBC, to Talk Radio nationally) and worked with Jimmy Young on Radio 2 for over four years.

Journalist: Ex-columnist for five UK newspapers and nine magazines and past contributing editor to Psychology Today, Cosmopolitan, SHE, Woman’s Journal, Family Circle and also First Magazine in the USA. Regular contributor to the Saturday Times, the Guardian, The Observer and the Independent.

Academic: A visiting lecturer for many years to MBA students at Cranfield University on the human resources module, and also to graduates on the University of Westminster’s Masters Health Psychology Programme. Helped to train telephone counsellors for the NSPCC; worked as a Consultant to the Prince’s Trust on projects to prevent emotional abuse in childhood and lectured widely to doctors and health professionals around the world on the management of depression. Is specially interested in making counselling cost effective as well as getting health professionals to understand the need to regard patients and clients as people. Also gives expert testimony in legal cases and provides family assessments.

Corporate PR: For many years, has helped ethical companies to launch new products or devise successful marketing campaigns by writing psychologically accurate surveys, undertaking detailed studies, advising on strategy, delivering copy, presentations and media access. With strong radio experience a natural choice to front a Broadcast campaign and has personal ISDN studio in London for this purpose. Or is willing to work at companies like Markettiers.

Personal: A private psychotherapy practice in North London; lives with counsellor and author Anne Hooper. They have three sons – Barnaby, Joel and Alexander.