As well as my four books on positive mental health recovery, I've written health and travel articles for three decades. It means that I've had plenty of experience in asking the right question at just the right time.

To do that I have also developed the skill of being a very good listener. These are essential when helping and guiding someone.

In 2012 the death by suicide of my best friend Tim led to a life change that saw me travelling with my young family and dog Colin in a motorhome for the past few years. So far we have travelled in 13 countries covering 40,000 miles.


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As a writer I’ve interviewed hundreds of people ranging from infamous gangsters and famous pop stars to leading doctors and a great many lovely and amazing regular people from all walks of life.

Celebrities I've interviewed include authors Matt Haig, Peter James, Marcia Willett, Karin Slaughter, Lee Child, Kate Mosse, RJ Ellory and Michael Morpurgo; musicians Barry White, Fatboy Slim, Magne Furuholmen and Ronan Keating; sports stars Tony Adams, Darren Gough and Bill Beaumont; comedian Paul O'Grady; and actors Richard Wilson, Denise van Outen, Max Beesley, Martin Hancock, Dan Renton Skinner, Keeley Hawes and Richard E Grant.



My books

Click on the book title buttons or back cover pics below to read free samples or buy any of the books.

Links are for UK readers, but the books are available worldwide on the relevant Amazon to your country.

One, two or all of these books come free with my Coaching Sessions.

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Some other books I love

The Road Less Traveled by M Scott Peck.

Man's Search For Meaning by Viktor Frankl.

Healing The Shame That Binds You by John Bradshaw.

Alcoholics Anonymous ("The Big Book") by Bill W & Dr Bob.

Twelve Steps And Twelve Traditions by Bill W.

Unstoppable Me by Dr Wayne W Dyer.

You'll See It When You Believe It by Dr Wayne W Dyer.

Change Your Thoughts – Change Your Life by Dr Wayne W Dyer.

The Humans by Matt Haig.

The Midnight Library by Matt Haig.

A Heartbreaking Work Of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers.

A Confederacy Of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole.

The Myth Of Mental Illness by Thomas Szasz.

Toxic Psychiatry by Peter Breggin.

Jesus Calling by Sarah Young.

Codependent No More by Melody Beattie.

The Doors Of Perception by Aldous Huxley.

The Inner Voice Of Love: A Journey Through Anguish To Freedom by Henri Nouwen.

There Are Men Too Gentle To Live Among Wolves by James Kavanaugh.

There's No Such Thing As A Dragon! by Jack Kent.

The Power Of Now by Eckhart Tolle.

Stillness Speaks by Eckhart Tolle.

A Return To Love by Marianne Williamson.


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"12 Steps To 1 Hero is a life-changing book for anyone.” – CA. 

"I was truly moved by Relentlessly Me. David Hurst writes in an intensely personal, moving way and with great depth. It has stayed with me long after I finished the final page. I suspect it will remain with me for a long time to come." – Number 1 bestselling author Peter James.

"Real questions. Real answers. Real people! The Anxiety Conversation changed my life." – ELB.

"If you've had enough of anxiety, or are despairing for others around you, then there is something wonderful here. I could think of very few people who wouldn't benefit from just a few pages of The Anxiety Conversation." – MJ Holden.

"Wonderful insights, valuable and enlightening. I got and still get so much from 12 Steps To 1 Hero.” – Bill G. 

"Relentlessly Me is about getting older, change, the mundane that is actually the important... In places it's funny, but above all it's incredibly moving. This is a trailblazer – stunning." – Bestselling author Colin Butts.

"The Anxiety Conversation feels like a set of new insights into anxiety and addiction." – V Trench.

"Relentlessly Me is a very moving read with moments of brilliance, rawness, sadness and joy." – Bestselling author Marcia Willett.

"I have struggled since I was 11 with depression, anxiety and panic attacks. The Anxiety Conversation gives you strength and clarity on how to help yourself." – Melanie W.

"I want straight talk and honest answers from people who have been there and done that before me. The Anxiety Conversation is such a book." – Buzz Gillis.

"The Anxiety Conversation should be compulsory reading for every psychologist and psychiatrist employed within the NHS and working privately." – Stephen.

"In The Anxiety Conversation it's comforting to read the words of former sufferers who have been there themselves and now lead inspirational lives following their own personal transformations." – James P.

"Relentlessy Me is an important book. I won't forget it." – Mel S.

"We all deal with or face tragedy in our lives at some point. Relentlessy Me will provide support and inspiration and above all is beautiful to read." – Steven.

"Relentlessly Me is a moving and inspiring story that tells of love, loss and coming to terms with middle age. I laughed out loud and shed a tear in places." – Rob Schofield.

"Everyone will go through an emotional trauma in their life. Relentlessly Me has such raw energy and emotion in describing the indescribable feeling you get when tragedy strikes. It's a book which everyone should read." – Charles King.

"Although Relentlessly Me deals with the most tragic of losses it is not a depressing book, it's heartbreaking and raw but also life-affirming, heartwarming and funny." – Karlou.