Christine Webber originally trained as an opera singer but had to re-think her career plans when her voice professor commented: ‘Your voice is ok, but your legs are very much better!’
Musical theatre beckoned. There was some success. But not much.
However, eventually, in 1978, she became a news presenter for Anglia TV. At last she had found something she enjoyed that other people thought she was good at. It was such a relief that she stayed for 12 very happy years.
Next, she became an agony aunt and wrote columns for various publications including Best, BBC Parenting, The Scotsman, TV Times and Woman.
During her ‘problem page’ years, she trained as a psychotherapist and started a practice in Harley Street which she shared with her late husband, Dr David Delvin.
She has written 12 non-fiction books including How to Mend a Broken Heart, Get the Happiness Habit and Too Young to Get Old, and has broadcast extensively over the decades on mental health and relationship issues.
In 2016, she embarked on a fresh career as a novelist. She writes for, and about, mid-life to older people. Titles include: Who’d Have Thought It? and It’s Who We Are. Another novel is in progress, called So Many Ways of Loving.
Additionally, she has found that the pandemic and lockdown has focused her mind on positive ageing and how important it is for us all to stay as young as possible for as long as possible. So, she is writing a column on the topic for the East Anglian newspapers and is making video podcasts which can be found on this website. The next stage of this project will be to branch out into positive ageing coaching and to launch both virtual and actual workshops by the beginning of 2021.