Events in London

Upcoming events with Rachel

2020 New Start 

Join the Divorce Club to plan your relationship resolutions for 2020, and take part in some art therapy!

New year new start

Friday, Jan 17, 2020, 5:30 PM

The Rugby Tavern
19 Great James Street WC1N 3ES · London London, GB

34 Divorce Clubbers Attending

We will have some fun activities for you to choose from, to get you thinking of some new things to try. As a psychologist who helps people make real changes, Isabelle will be giving a short talk at 7pm to help direct you to make meaningful and value-led changes. There will be the chance to take part in some fun art therapy for your 2020 relationshi…

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Find a book buddy

13 February 2020 

Meet people who like the same books as you!

TBC – Please fill in the contact form below for details. 

Book Club

31 March 2020

Discuss The Rosie Project by Graham Simsion, an entertaining novel about relationships, eccentricity and adapting to another person.

Contact Rachel using the form at the bottom of this page to be kept up to date about events. 

Recommended London events

Dating events from Smudged Lipstick

Singles events such as Jenga dating, salsa, cards against humanity dating, comedy nights where you read out your diary entries about dating … This website will give you lots of opportunities to meet people and have fun! See here for events.

Here is a review of Jenga dating from a client:

“The evening involved equal numbers of men and women in their twenties and thirties in an upstairs room in a pub playing Jenga. Some of the Jenga pieces had dares or questions inside. The hosts were very friendly. There was an icebreaker to start and a bar at the back. Though nervous to start off with, I enjoyed the evening –  it was good to engage in normal chat rather than online.”

Smudged Lipstick also come up with quirky ideas for dates in London each week. See here for this week’s entry.

Other links to London Date Ideas

Dance dating events

Try out lots of different types of dance with lots of partners in Farringdon.

Meetup events to make new friends

Regular events in central London for different age groups with 40-50 interesting, normal people!

100 London Date Ideas

Rachel’s past events

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What workshop attendees have said about Rachel’s London workshops and events

“Rachel brings a nice witty approach to dating.”

“Rachel’s talk was very interesting and interactive – she has a wealth of information to offer especially on those potentially challenging first few weeks of dating. Really enjoyed the talk and gained a lot of insight. Thank you, Rachel.”

“Rachel’s excellent course was both interesting and entertaining, offering invaluable practical tips and advice supported by scientific research results.”

“Rachel’s dating talk was informative and word to the wise of anyone who chooses to enter the lion’s den of 21st century dating.  Rachel provides all the proverbial tools without having to enter fully kitted in combat gear or with a lifelong membership with BUPA!”

“Rachel’s talk was excellent. It was a lot of fun asking unusual questions to make deep connections. I met some fascinating people who can become friends. It gave me more confidence to meet women in real life.”

“Rachel’s talk was very informative and fun. She gave a great insight into the psychology of dating along with great advice when approaching the opposite sex online. I will definitely be more mindful of what I learnt when messaging women.”

“The talk was informative and fun; for someone who’s been dreading dating, it helped me to see dating as just another activity to enjoy and experience thanks to your tips. I don’t feel reluctant anymore!”

“Fun research findings, useful practical tips (e.g. keep your initial online message to a person short), and a chance to interact with others in the room.  An evening well spent!”

“Rachel’s dating workshop is a fun, fabulous and flirty event. She’s a great host, delivering her hard won, smart insights  into the dating scene in a truly  warm and engaging way and always with a twinkle in her eye. Planning and execution were excellent. She devised activities that were highly effective in getting us all to share ideas and experiences.  Witty, acerbic and never shy of making the odd controversial comment on the baffling world of internet dating, Rachel seemed an old hand.”

“I really enjoyed Rachel’s talk – especially the sections about messaging and how to be more concrete in your dating profile.”

“Really useful for learning how to navigate the modern dating scene.”

“A very useful introduction to dating.”

“Very helpful for us men to hear the woman’s perspective on dating!”

“I learnt that men have a very different dating experience from women.”


“Great fun yesterday, lovely men, gorgeous women, interesting and fun workshop. What’s not to like?”

“Well thought out and entertaining workshop.”

“Really brilliant.  I really enjoyed it.”

“Comprehensive and practical advice.”

“Rachel presents very well and is very funny!”

“Really enjoyed evening – interactive, insightful, engaging, interesting.”



I also run a series of workshops exploring how our relationship history has influenced us and how we can move forward to make dating in 2020 more enjoyable and efficient. These involve smaller groups for people of a similar age who can support each other on a journey of self-discovery and have fun at the same time!

Workshop 1
How has my past affected my relationship needs?
What patterns of behaviour in relationships do I want to change?
What are my assumptions, beliefs and values about relationships and dating?

Workshop 2
What is known about the science of dating?
How can I make 21st century dating work for me?

Workshop 3
How do I know if someone is right for me?
What makes relationships work?
How do I deal with endings in a healthy way?

If you are interested in any of the events described on this page, please fill in the form below to find out more or be added to my mailing list.