Media team member: Denise Knowles
Relationship Counsellor, Sex Therapist, Family Counsellor, Trainer
Denise joined Relate in 1990 and qualified as a counsellor two years later. She maintains her couple counselling caseload, and has worked tirelessly over the last decade to expand the range of her interests and expertise, becoming a highly skilled practitioner and qualified psychosexual therapist, and supervisor. She is also a well-known media spokesperson.
Denise's special interests include Sex therapy, Relate Family counselling, Relate for Parents, relationship education and health promotion in schools. She is also experienced at dealing with issues around domestic violence, depression and surviving sexual abuse. Denise is an integral member of the counselling and training team of her local Relate Centre, Northampton, offering courses such as Parenting Skills, Moving On and other life-skills workshops.
Denise has a great deal of experience as a radio and magazine agony aunt and has a weekly slot on BBC Radio Northampton. Denise has earned a reputation for contributing swiftly and effectively to requests from national media. She is frequently interviewed for national news stories on the BBC One O'Clock News, Sky News and Radio Five Live and has gone head to head with John Humphreys on Radio Four's Today Programme. She appears regularly on national TV and radio discussion shows including GMTV, This Morning, Woman's Hour and many more.
Denise is married and has three grown up children - two sons and a daughter, and two grandchildren.