Elaine became a member of the
media team in 2005. In 2008 she took on the role of
Press and Media Liaison which she still holds. Her
role is to send out regular press releases on local
current relationship issues in and around Cambridge,
as well as to give interviews when requested to local
radio, newspapers and magazines. With the support of
our administrative team, she is also involved in
updating our website, Twitter and Facebook pages. She
is a member of the External Communications Group,
which meets regularly, to ensure that we make the
best use of our resources and budget.
worked as a relationship counsellor for Relate
Cambridge for the last 21 years, Elaine has become a
huge advocate of the idea of prevention being better
than cure. Her motivation for being involved with
publicising what we do is to give Relate Cambridge
the best possible chance of breaking down some of the
resistance people may have about asking for help and
support. Elaine is thrilled when she has the
opportunity to give a really good radio interview,
see our name in print or get an article published, as
well as when we get feedback from clients.
Elaine says: "The quote: ‘You never get a second
chance to make a good first impression’ makes me very
aware of how important it is for our clients to have
a positive experience, from the very first moment
they see or hear our name mentioned.
acquire love … fill yourself up with it until you
become a magnet’. The enthusiasm I have, both as a relationship counsellor and in my role
as media liaison – along with nurturing an awareness
of my own reserve of feelgood factor - allows me to
share the passion and love for what I do."
Susan has a
passion for helping people have the best
relationships. For over thirty-five years she has
offered relationship support through her work as an
author, trainer, consultant and coach.
written 22 books published in 33 countries and 24
languages, including The Relate Guide to Staying
Together (1995) and the Relate book Stop Arguing
Start Talking (1999).
Susan is particularly committed to
improving love relationships and is currently the
relationship advice columnist for the weekly magazine
Woman. In 2008 she rewrote the classic manual of
intimacy The Joy of Sex (Mitchell Beazley 2008).
She won the
award of “UK Dating Expert of the Year” in 2015; is
one of the Family Planning Association's designated
21st Century Achievers; and serves on the Council of
the Sexuality and Sexual Health section of the Royal
Society of Medicine. She is also a Patron of
Outsiders, the charity promoting sexual positivity
for those with disabilities.
Having originally trained as a teacher, Susan now
delivers workshops, presentations and keynote
speeches on relationship topics to health and
education professionals and to the general public
worldwide. She also offers coaching on relationship
issues both personal and professional, and is a
Professional Associate of the College of Sexual and
said: ‘Relate Cambridge is a hugely inspiring as well
as effective organisation. The counselling and
education they offer are crucial in helping
individuals, couples and families create and maintain
the happy relationships which lie at the heart of
human health and happiness. So I was thrilled when I
was approached to be an Ambassador, and am hugely
enjoying what I can do to help spread the word and to
support Relate Cambridge’s work."
has lived and worked in Cambridge all her life and is
running a successful freelance consultancy in the
field of Creative Education,
liaising with a multitude of professionals in many
different capacities across the whole educational
Until 2015, Kay was Head of Creative & Expressive
Arts (Drama, Music, Art & Dance) at Parkside
Federation Academies, Parkside and Coleridge
Last summer, Kay worked closely with us at Relate
Cambridge, in the production of our second film to
promote our work with children and young people.
In her role at Parkside, Kay was responsible for
developing internal/external performance
opportunities, liaising with
local/national/international communities, promoting
and creating activities, innovative opportunities and
international visits and leading school/community
projects with local community groups and professional
Kay’s recent projects include:
Working for the Cambridge Early Years Teaching School
as Project Manager, responsible for setting up an
Initial Teacher Training (ITT) program, working in
partnership with CREC Early Years Partnership and
Birmingham City University.
· Promoting ‘Creativity within schools’ working as a
CALSA (Culture Arts Leaders for Schools and Academies
in Cambridgeshire) promoting the Artsmark and Arts
Award, ensuring pupils benefit from the best cultural
education and Senior Leaders include ‘Arts and
Culture’ within their school improvement plans.
Kay as the ‘entertainer’ – regularly performs her own
original monologues and is now also a presenter on
Cambridge 105 – on the new 105 Today prime time
She is currently running a successful
“Working creatively with Relate last year on the
promotional film, really made me see the impact
counselling can have on young people’s lives, and how
important it was for me to be involved in protecting
young people from being affected by adult led issues.
Working with Relate has made me realise that
Relate was as much about preventing damage from
occurring and preserving good healthy relationships,
as opposed to simply offering families support who
are breaking up!”
Dr Bev Morris
Bev is Managing Director of Marvellous Minds Ltd and
leads successful consultancy and training teams
working in the private, public and voluntary sectors.
Her focus is working with people to establish
effective relationships, at work and home, using
creative and challenging techniques that suit the
specific needs of each individual. Bev has been
working with Relate to deliver CPD opportunities to
professionals and volunteers using counselling skills
in their work.
Previously, Bev was a College Vice Principal and
before that she worked in Whitehall writing policy
and briefing ministers. It was during this time that
she trained as a Sexual Harassment Counsellor to work
with public sector staff.
Using her doctoral research in coaching and mentoring
for teachers, Bev has developed models of training to
integrate coaching skills into personal and
organisational change, and has worked with clients,
such as the British Antarctic Survey, Westminster
Kingsway College, the British Military and KPMG.
These models have been applied successfully in
situations such as counselling skills training for
military medics to tackle PTSD.
As well as teaching and assessing on Level 5
leadership, counselling and coaching qualifications,
Bev writes on-line training programmes for the
voluntary sector to enable people to engage with
learning if they cannot attend formal courses. Bev is
passionate about inclusivity and encouraging people
to achieve their full potential and she use
creativity and mindfulness to support everyone to be
the best they can be in whatever they choose to do. She believes this is the
basis for all successful relationships.
Currently, Bev is studying for a Creative Writing MA,
and has recently completed Mindfulness for Peak
Performance through the University of Monash.
Bev said: ‘Working with Relate has been a breath of
fresh air. The commitment and enthusiasm that the
team have for their clients and for developing their
own skills is energising and infectious. The most
exciting thing is realising how Relate work with
everyone; we all have relationships, at work and in
life, that are difficult at times and the Relate team
are there to support people through all of those