Dr Stuart Edser is a Counselling and Health Psychologist in private practice in Newcastle, Australia. In addition to dealing with mental health issues, he specialises in sexual matters, including dysfunctions and orientation and identity issues. He also teaches sexual counselling skills to medical students. Highly qualified in his field, he has degrees in psychology and education, including a PhD in psychology. Dr Edser has a long history as a Christian in both Catholic and evangelical / Pentecostal churches, including training as a minor seminarian in a religious order and helping found an independent charismatic church. After years of struggle and self-acceptance, he now lives with his partner Chris and is very comfortable being both gay and Christian.