You might have trouble:

  • Getting to sleep
  • Staying asleep
  • Sleeping deeply
  • Or that you wake early and unable to get back to sleep

Are you getting enough sleep?

Are you having trouble getting to sleep or staying asleep?

Do you dread going to bed?

Sleep issues

Sleep is as vital to our physical and mental wellbeing as food and water. Without enough of it, we quickly become unable to operate properly — can’t think clearly, can’t make rational decisions. Our bodies ache, we have headaches. Our reactions slow. We are irritable, frustrated, tired.

When we find ourselves awake in the middle of the night, night after night — tired yet wired, our bodies refusing to co-operate and allow us the sleep we desire — we become our own torturers.

And in the time of Covid, sleep has become an even more scarce and precious resource for many more people.

Many seem to exist in a permanent state of hyperarousal or hypervigilance.

It’s not surprising that at bedtime or when you wake in the night, your body’s fight-or-flight response is in full active mode — heart palpitations, accompanied by anxiety, a feeling of being wired, on high alert, the racing mind. This feeling of being excessively vigilant is a common feature of insomnia.

As part of the treatment plan, we’ll look into your sleep hygiene, your routines, level of stress and anxiety. There are several CBT and Hypnotherapy techniques I use to help my clients to relax and improve their sleep: cognitive diffusion, mindfulness, progressive muscle relaxation, cognitive restructuring.

Some clients only need one session to see improvements in their sleep, for some it can take a bit longer. But in the end, all of my clients report a positive shift in their wellbeing.

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The sessions were very relaxing – I was surprised how effective they were and how chilled out I felt after. I was also provided with a few audio recordings which I could listen to when I was going to sleep – I’m not sure I’ve ever made it to the end of one of them before falling asleep!

— Becks Sankey, February 2022