Email is my preferred first contact
I'm fed up with having my phone number in the public domain: as you can imagine I get all manner of calls and spam messages. So I'll give my number to you if you need it, rather than have it all over the internet!
Sending personal details
You should note that no information sent over the internet is secure. If you have any concerns about emailing me or sending information over my online forms, don't hesitate to let me know and I'll arrange an alternative.