Dr Karen Gurney is a highly specialised clinical psychologist and certified psychosexologist , and is a recognised national expert in the theory and practice of therapy around all aspects of sexual wellbeing and function. She is currently Lead Psychosexual Therapist at 56 Dean Street (Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust), as well as Director of The Havelock Clinic, an independent sexual problems service based on Harley Street and in The City of London.
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. Her first book, Mind The Gap, was published in 2020, and her second, How Not to Let Kids Ruin Your Sex Life, is forthcoming in 2024, both with Headline Home.