Karen Gurney is a highly specialized clinical psychologist and certified psycho-sexologist and is a recognized national expert in the theory and practice of therapy around all aspects of sexual well-being and function.
As part of her mission to educate, inform, and challenge widely held ideas that harm people’s sex lives, Gurney has done two TEDx talks and authored Mind The Gap: The Truth about Desire and How to Futureproof Your Sex Life (2020).
She is currently the Lead Psychosexual Therapist, as well as Director of The Havelock Clinic, an independent sexual problems service.
Dr. Gurney has written for and been featured in publications such as Vogue, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, and Refinery29. She appeared on BBC2's Victoria Derbyshire Show and is the expert attached to Cherry Healey, Lisa Williams, and Anniki Sommerville's podcast, The Hotbed Collective, regularly appearing in their live shows and podcasts.
She is also the UK ambassador for www.thepornconversation.org, a not-for-profit initiative set up by Erika Lust designed to help parents and carers talk to young people about porn use.
Karen Gurney lives in London.
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