John Karter is a UKCP registered psychotherapist in private practice. He is also employed as a therapist for GamCare, the National Association for Gambling Care. As well as his psychotherapy qualifications, he has a degree in law. Before training as a psychotherapist, Karter was a sports writer for many years for The Times, The Sunday Times and The Independent. He has had two sporting biographies - Lester - Return Of A Legend and Frankie Dettori - The Illustrated Biography - published by Hodder Headline. He wrote a monthly column for the now defunct journal, The Psychotherapy Review, on which this book is loosely based. He has two sons, and lives in Kingston in Surrey.