Work with me

I offer 1-2-1 sleep therapy

The work you do with me is active and involves learning new skills to respond to your sleeplessness. You will learn how to take positive steps to overcome insomnia and sleep-related issues, and to lead a healthy, happy, and full life. Changing your sleep will require an open mind, practice, and a dedication to implement the actions agreed upon in our sessions. 

What is sleep therapy? 

It’s your opportunity to discuss what’s going on with your sleep and how it makes you feel. To talk to someone who knows a lot about sleep science and sleep problems. These 1-2-1 sessions provide the space for you to be heard and understood. So you don’t feel alone with it all anymore. 

What does sleep therapy do? 

Sleep therapy helps you end your bedtime battles. It gives you the knowledge and tools you need to sleep and feel well, whether you struggle to fall asleep, stay asleep or get enough sleep. It does this by helping you:  

  • Be aware: Noticing all your experiences, including your thoughts, feelings and memories in the present moment
  • Open up: Choosing to allow experiences in rather than block them out
  • Stay true: Actively pursuing the things that matter to you and that are in line with your values so that you feel truly happy and fulfilled

What to expect from a session?

A mix of talking and practice.

Together, we develop a good understanding of the biological and psychological factors impacting your sleep. We identify where you can make changes and learn the strategies that will help you fall asleep, and stay asleep, more easily. Sessions are tailored to your individual needs. So that step by step we unlock your personalised sleep plan.   

How does my Sleep Well offer differ? 

I combine sleep science and therapeutic styles. The Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) approach to insomnia helps clients develop and maintain skills to accept, rather than fight, the bodily discomforts commonly associated with not sleeping. In doing so, the body is more able to relax and calm the mind ready for sleep. You’ll also feel more energised during the day.

This may sound easier said than done. After all, when insomnia strikes it can be difficult to think rationally, let alone slow down a fast-beating heart. That’s where I bring in Compassion Focused Therapy. It helps you to invite thoughts, feelings or physical sensations in rather than fight experiences you have little or no control over. Because when you remain calmer, you’re able to make the behavioural changes that re-establish a positive link between sleep and bed.

All you need is an open mind and a commitment to try the strategies that we know work. All else will follow.  

 

Ready to give it a go? Let’s talk.   

Sleep therapy with Dr Kat