Sleep Issues and Insomnia

A good night's sleep is essential for good physical health and mental well being. Solution focused hypnotherapy and CBTi can help to change the factors that reduce anxiety and stress that disrupts sleep.

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As many as one in four people in the UK may be suffering from insomnia according to the University of Southampton.


Good sleep is essential for mental health. I can help with many sleep problems such as:

  • Waking up at night

  • Difficulty getting to sleep

  • Difficulty waking up

  • Waking up too early

I work with clients suffering from insomnia to help them improve their sleep patterns. I do this by helping them understand why they may be having problems sleeping and then tackling those issues to help them wake up refreshed - free from stress and anxiety. I use a mixture of CBTi and hypnotherapy to help you sleep better.


What is CBTi?

CBTi (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Insomnia) is recommended by NICE as the first line treatment for insomnia.  It can include:

  • Helping you understand more about why you are not sleeping

  • Looking at what may be preventing you from sleeping

  • Helping you to reduce stress/anxiety so that you can relax enough to get to sleep

  • Helping you to change routines and behaviours so that you can sleep better and more easily


Unfortunately, many health care professionals do not have someone to refer you to for CBTi so medication is often prescribed instead. Medication rarely solves the causes of insomnia.


How does sleep therapy work?

Firstly, I will do a thorough initial assessment with you to find out what techniques and therapy are most likely to help you. After the initial assessment, I will help you with concrete ideas and suggestions to help you based on your particular needs.


After the assessment I will suggest a personalised treatment plan for you which will include helping you to find a solution right for you of specific techniques and routines as well as hypnotherapy to help you  in a relaxed and positive way. Treatment plans are normally 6-10 weeks for most individuals.

Assessment and initial consultation:

  • A thorough questionnaire to cover all aspect of your sleep

  • A  50 minute online or face to face consultation to discuss findings and the actions you would like to take as a result

  • A hypnotherapy recording to help you reduce anxiety and stress                                                                               


Insomnia treatment plan

This can be booked after the assessment and initial consultation. Sessions are 50 minutes and consist of:

  • Solution focused talking therapy to help you make progress towards your sleep goals

  • Ongoing targeted education to help you understand more about sleep based on your needs

  • Help to change your routines around sleep in the ways that you think will help you best

  • Hypnotherapy to help you relax and reduce stress/anxiety that may be stopping you from sleeping well


Most people need 6-10 sessions. A more accurate indication of number of sessions can be given after the initial consultation and assessment.


I have clinics, where I deliver CBTi and hypnotherapy, in Whitstable and Harley Street. I also deliver online CBTi and hypnotherapy. Get in touch for an informal chat to find out more.