Since joining Relate in 1990, Denise has become a renowned practitioner and qualified psychosexual therapist, family counsellor, supervisor and trainer whilst running a successful private practice. She is an integral member of the counselling and training team of her local Relate Centre, Northampton, offering life-skills workshops and courses on Parenting Skills and Moving On.
Denise regularly provides expertise on relationship issues for the media. As an agony aunt, she writes for two magazines and has a weekly slot on BBC Radio Northampton. BBC One O'Clock News, Sky News and Radio Five Live all seek her opinion regularly on family matters and she has also tangled with John Humphreys on Radio Four's Today Programme.
Denise is married and is an active grandmother and mother of three, giving her a wealth of firsthand experience when it comes to relationships matters on the home front.
Dr Gillian Lockwood is medical director of Midland Fertility Services in the West Midlands, an independent clinic providing more than 900 IVF and ICSI cycles a year to both NHS and private patients.
She regularly gives expert advice on TV and radio programmes including 'A Child Against All Odds' (BBC1), 'The Baby Race' (C4), Jeremy Vine (BBC R2), 'Heaven & Earth' (BBC1) and 'Woman's Hour' (BBC R4). She has also advised on scripts for 'Holby City' and 'The Archers'.
She is the vice-chair of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Ethics Committee and is a spokesperson on ethics for the British Fertility Society. In 2004 she became a special advisor to the government's Select Committee on Science and Technology which undertook a review of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act.
Professor Stores is Emeritus Professor of Developmental Neuropsychiatry at the University of Oxford. He has a multidisciplinary background which includes work in psychiatry, clinical neurophysiology, neurology and psychology.
For some time, Professor Stores directed a sleep disorders service. Previously, he provided a national clinical service for children with epilepsy.
Professor Stores has undertaken extensive research on sleep disorders and their treatment in psychiatric, neurodevelopmental, paediatric and general medical conditions, as well as the effects of disturbed sleep on performance, behaviour and well-being in people of all ages. He has been published widely in international journals and books including writings about sleep disorders and psychiatry. His own various books include two for the general public (about to be published by Oxford University Press) concerning sleep disorders in adults and in children and adolescents.
Other professional activities include medico-legal work regarding sleep disorders and epilepsy. Teaching and training on a national and international scale has also been a special feature of his career.
Asha, twenty eight year old mum to Noah, is a qualified NNEB and spent eight years working in Nurseries across Leicester. Still based in Leicester with her partner Lee, Asha now juggles a work- from-home job as an Out Of Hours Manager and looks after Noah during the day, taking him swimming, going to the library and meeting up with other mums.
Laura Williams is a personal trainer and fitness expert. She specialises in working with people who don't necessarily embrace the idea of exercise and who don't know where to start. Laura also devises workouts aimed at women who are time-poor and have busy lives for newspapers and glossies.
Laura is an accredited Level 3 Personal Trainer, qualified in Nutrition and Weight Management. She also holds additional qualifications in both Pilates and Sports Conditioning. Laura is an established diet and fitness journalist - she writes for Essentials, Zest, Practical Parenting and has her own fitness column in the Canary Wharf newspaper, The Wharf.
Laura's approach seeks the best possible results with the least amount of effort, based on her theory: why waste time away from home and family at the gym when you can hone and tone in the comfort of your own living room?
Sally Ann Law is a psychologist who has been working for almost ten years as a personal and professional coach. She has a successful private practice working with individual clients from the UK and abroad and also works as an executive coach with companies like KBC Bank, Morgan Stanley, Fox-Pitt Kelton and The Energy Savings Trust.
Sally Ann is regularly called upon by the media for her expertise. She has been featured on the BBC News, Channel 5 News, various radio stations, The Guardian, The Sunday Telegraph, The Daily Mail, Red Magazine, Bella Magazine.
Mary gives expert talks on a variety of coaching-related subjects, like personal and professional development and time/stress management. She is based North London with her husband and two children, aged nine and twelve.
Mary is a mother of three and has been a practicing midwife for over twenty years. During that time she has become involved in a wide range of midwifery and family health issues and has lead several service development projects and research studies aimed at improving care and services for women, babies and their families.
Mary's PhD focused specifically on the care and consequences of perineal trauma after childbirth and she invented a cooling device to alleviate pain caused by injury and stitches. Mary is also a qualified aerobic instructor and teaches antenatal and postnatal exercises and also baby massage to young mums and dads.
Mary is also involved in the promotion of maternal health and well-being, active birth and natural pain relief methods. She is presently doing work around life with a new baby, how to manage emotions, stress and relationship conflict during pregnancy and following birth and involving fathers in maternity care.
Roberto Lucchesi, born to Italian parents in Springs, South Africa, has one son aged three and another boy born in January 2009. Roberto and his wife Kim live in Poole where he has a business in the construction industry, specialising in maintenance, refurbishment, extensions and conversions. Despite having a demanding business to run, Roberto spends as much time with his family as possible. He believes that true success can only be measured through love and dedication - especially towards family.
Nicola Cairncross is Europe's leading wealth coach and the official "Wealth Coach In Residence" for Visa International PLC.
She speaks regularly at events such as The Millionaire Mind, The World Internet Summit and "Inspire Scotland", on Wealth Creation and Internet Marketing, and was the original founder of Wealth Creation Conferences Ltd.
Nicola devised and launched The Money Gym coaching programme in 2002 which includes home study materials, one-to-one coaching calls and interactive workshops. The Money Gym has achieved a six- figure plus turnover but, more importantly, has enabled several of its clients to become millionaires.
Nicola has been featured in many newspapers and magazines, including Woman & Home, The Times, The Observer, The Mail On Sunday, The Mirror, The Scotsman, RED Magazine (many times), Cosmopolitan (Feb 2007 and many other times), Elle, Marie Claire, Essentials, Top Sante, Radio 5 Live and CNN Breakfast News Worldwide.
Maggie is a developmental and health psychologist who focuses on psychological aspects of infancy and early child development and the experience and wellbeing of parents with young children.
She has carried out research studies in many areas of her field and has particular expertise in relation to women's experience of care during pregnancy, labour and childbirth, especially when babies are born with problems, such as those resulting from premature birth. She is currently doing work in Oxford around women's antenatal worries and problems, the experience of a caesarean section and how babies and families are cared for in neonatal units.
David is a dermatologist who specialises children's skin. He trained at Cambridge University and Guy's Hospital, London and has undertaken research projects at the Institute of Child Health at Great Ormond Street Hospital.
At the time of his appointment as consultant at Great Ormond Street Hospital in 1982, David was the UK's first full-time specialist in paediatric dermatology.
David deals with the full spectrum of serious skin diseases that occur in children, with special interests in eczema, haemangiomas and birthmarks, particularly pigmented birthmarks.
He has also worked closely with many patient support groups, including DEBRA (epidermolysis bullosa), Caring Matters Now (for congenital melanocytic naevi), the Birthmark Support Group, the National Eczema Society and the Ectodermal Dysplasia Society.
David's wife is a Chinese doctor practising traditional Chinese medicine and he is father to four sons.
Justina Perry is a baby massage and baby yoga expert and the founder of MamaBabyBliss, a company dedicated to the well-being of mothers and babies.
Having experienced firsthand with her own child the benefits of baby massage and baby yoga, Justina was inspired to teach other parents about these holistic and calming techniques for babies. She obtained ITEC Diplomas (with Distinctions) in Anatomy, Physiology and Holistic Massage as well as a Diploma in Infant Massage from the Guild of Infant and Child Massage and a Diploma in Baby Yoga from Birthlight, the global pioneer of baby yoga. Justina also holds Diplomas in Pregnancy massage and Toddler Massage.
Justina now regularly runs baby massage and baby yoga classes and workshops in London and Hertfordshire and has taught hundreds of parents and babies. Justina also specialises in pre- and post-natal pampering treatments for mothers and has launched a range of MamaBabyBliss natural pampering products for expecting mums, new mums and babies.
Helena Bingham has been in the healthcare industry for more than twenty two years and is a natural nutritionist with over ten years of professional experience. She studied with Barbara Wren at 'The College of Natural Nutrition', where she qualified with a diploma as a Natural Nutritionist.
Helena is founder of Nutritionfriend, an informative nutrition consulting company that provides personal nutrition programs for people with an emphasis on natural, supportive yet practical programming. Helena has developed hundreds of nutrition plans for clients in the areas of weight loss, fertility, pregnancy, weight management, sports nutrition, stress management, women's health issues, eating disorder recovery and distress, IBS and various other medical and health concerns. She provides her clients with practical natural nutrition information that is supportive, empowering and realistic.
Spurred by an under active thyroid at the age of twenty three, Helena developed an interest in Nutrition. Studying health, nutrition and wellbeing on a deep personal level has given her a uniquely open, realistic and practical approach. Helena offers natural techniques and natural diet information that is both obtainable and sustainable.
Helena is a trained Doula and Hatha Yoga teacher, offering prenatal & postnatal yoga classes in North Herts & Beds. She is mother to Ana Mary aged 1 and Jez aged 9.