Sleep or Insomnia Counselling in Bath

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Duncan Moss
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Bath BA1
I can help with a wide range of anxiety and mood difficulties helping to bring about understanding and positive change. This includes depression, low esteem, panic, phobias (spiders, animals, storms, heights, emetophobia etc), social anxiety, OCD (which includes ERP), BDD, eating disorders, health anxiety, GAD (worry), PTSD/trauma, driving anxiety, insomnia and anger/temper. I offer appointments 10am -4pm Monday to Thursday.
I can help with a wide range of anxiety and mood difficulties helping to bring about understanding and positive change. This includes depression, low esteem, panic, phobias (spiders, animals, storms, heights, emetophobia etc), social anxiety, OCD (which includes ERP), BDD, eating disorders, health anxiety, GAD (worry), PTSD/trauma, driving anxiety, insomnia and anger/temper. I offer appointments 10am -4pm Monday to Thursday.
07815 563832 View 07815 563832
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Deborah Louise Creed
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Bath BA2
Deborah Creed is a UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy) and AFT (Association of Family Therapy) accredited systemic psychotherapist with over ten years experience working with children, adolescents, and adults.

She has a wealth of experience working with problems such as anxiety, behaviour, eating disorders, sleep, social anxiety, bullying, or school-related problems. Deborah has worked with many clients affected by separation, divorce, trauma, or couples wanting to reconnect. Deborah offers a bespoke service to meet the needs of the client. This is a private practice. It is a highly successful and discreet place to talk
Deborah Creed is a UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy) and AFT (Association of Family Therapy) accredited systemic psychotherapist with over ten years experience working with children, adolescents, and adults.

She has a wealth of experience working with problems such as anxiety, behaviour, eating disorders, sleep, social anxiety, bullying, or school-related problems. Deborah has worked with many clients affected by separation, divorce, trauma, or couples wanting to reconnect. Deborah offers a bespoke service to meet the needs of the client. This is a private practice. It is a highly successful and discreet place to talk
07576 088328 View 07576 088328
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Dr Olivia Collier
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Bath BA1  (Online Only)
I work with people who may be experiencing difficulty with a range of issues, including depression, anxiety (e.g. social anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, worry/generalised anxiety, health anxiety, panic), trauma, psychosis spectrum experiences, sleep, perfectionism and low self-esteem. Our therapeutic journey typically commences with a collaborative exploration of these difficulties, paving the way for a personalised plan to guide you toward meeting your goals. By gaining a better understanding of your past and strengths, we work together to rebuild and enhance your life.
I work with people who may be experiencing difficulty with a range of issues, including depression, anxiety (e.g. social anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, worry/generalised anxiety, health anxiety, panic), trauma, psychosis spectrum experiences, sleep, perfectionism and low self-esteem. Our therapeutic journey typically commences with a collaborative exploration of these difficulties, paving the way for a personalised plan to guide you toward meeting your goals. By gaining a better understanding of your past and strengths, we work together to rebuild and enhance your life.
020 3947 6125 View 020 3947 6125
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Neil Carrigan
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Bath BA1
Waitlist for new clients
Depression, fear, and anxiety are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions that we can experience at points in our lives. Through treatment, I can help you (re)gain motivation, perspective, and joy in your life. I worked in the NHS for many years in both primary and secondary care mental health services with adults over 18yrs. I am a registered Clinical Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and a Chartered Clinical Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS). I am also a fully accredited CBT Therapist.
Depression, fear, and anxiety are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions that we can experience at points in our lives. Through treatment, I can help you (re)gain motivation, perspective, and joy in your life. I worked in the NHS for many years in both primary and secondary care mental health services with adults over 18yrs. I am a registered Clinical Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and a Chartered Clinical Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS). I am also a fully accredited CBT Therapist.
01249 477625 View 01249 477625
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Alison Edwards Therapy, Coaching and Supervision
Psychologist, MSc, FMBPsS
Verified Verified
Bath BA2  (Online Only)
Choosing a therapist can be a stressful process, and it's difficult to decide which kind of therapy to try. Many people find it helpful to work with a therapist who has trained in more than one therapy, who can switch to a different therapy when needed, and who can tailor sessions according to your needs. You can have a phone consultation with me to discuss what you are looking for and ask questions. 16 years experience in supporting neurodivergent clients (with ADHD, autism, dyslexia, dyspraxia or other difficulties) led me to further training in autism, and specialised CBT and ACT for ADHD and emotional regulation problems.
Choosing a therapist can be a stressful process, and it's difficult to decide which kind of therapy to try. Many people find it helpful to work with a therapist who has trained in more than one therapy, who can switch to a different therapy when needed, and who can tailor sessions according to your needs. You can have a phone consultation with me to discuss what you are looking for and ask questions. 16 years experience in supporting neurodivergent clients (with ADHD, autism, dyslexia, dyspraxia or other difficulties) led me to further training in autism, and specialised CBT and ACT for ADHD and emotional regulation problems.
01392 321135 View 01392 321135
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Alex Evans - Resilient Nation
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bath BA2
I am a compassionate trauma-informed integrative practitioner with my own deeply lived experience and personal journey. I live and work in central Bath. Alongside many trainings over the years, I am committed to my therapeutic practice and my own path of personal development, healing and spiritual enquiry. My personal experience in life has been extensive and rich. I’ve walked a diverse path so far through life and this has enabled me to bring understanding to working with many people. Development and practices that sustain and resource me on this journey are somatic meditation, embodied enquiry and the wisdom of the natural world.
I am a compassionate trauma-informed integrative practitioner with my own deeply lived experience and personal journey. I live and work in central Bath. Alongside many trainings over the years, I am committed to my therapeutic practice and my own path of personal development, healing and spiritual enquiry. My personal experience in life has been extensive and rich. I’ve walked a diverse path so far through life and this has enabled me to bring understanding to working with many people. Development and practices that sustain and resource me on this journey are somatic meditation, embodied enquiry and the wisdom of the natural world.
07970 794137 View 07970 794137
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Helen Jessica Loxton
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Bath BA2
Life is messy and throws us off course. We experience pain, stress and anxiety for many reasons - life events, work issues, grief and loss, relationship difficulties, or feelings of low self-esteem that makes you feel stuck. We may simply feel adrift, struggling to find meaning and our place in the world. Confronting and solving problems can be a painful process which many of us avoid. Avoidance can result in greater pain and the inability to flourish both mentally and spiritually, but by working together to fully understand your issues and goals we can work towards a more fulfilled life.
Life is messy and throws us off course. We experience pain, stress and anxiety for many reasons - life events, work issues, grief and loss, relationship difficulties, or feelings of low self-esteem that makes you feel stuck. We may simply feel adrift, struggling to find meaning and our place in the world. Confronting and solving problems can be a painful process which many of us avoid. Avoidance can result in greater pain and the inability to flourish both mentally and spiritually, but by working together to fully understand your issues and goals we can work towards a more fulfilled life.
01225 435186 View 01225 435186
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Nadine Benn
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Bath BA1
Welcome. Reaching out for support in a time of difficulty or to address issues from the past can feel challenging and unsafe and you have now taken the first step. For all of us, life is multi-faceted with many ups and downs. The process of counselling can be transformative, helping you weather past and present storms, feel safer and more connected with yourself and others, and simply live a more meaningful life with greater satisfaction. I am a BACP registered trainee Counsellor with several years of client experience and also over 15 years working as a mentor and an NHS Midwife. I work in a ‘humanistic-integrative’ manner.
Welcome. Reaching out for support in a time of difficulty or to address issues from the past can feel challenging and unsafe and you have now taken the first step. For all of us, life is multi-faceted with many ups and downs. The process of counselling can be transformative, helping you weather past and present storms, feel safer and more connected with yourself and others, and simply live a more meaningful life with greater satisfaction. I am a BACP registered trainee Counsellor with several years of client experience and also over 15 years working as a mentor and an NHS Midwife. I work in a ‘humanistic-integrative’ manner.
01225 434516 View 01225 434516
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Alison Penfold
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Bath BA1
Are you constantly experiencing relationship challenges, leaving you feeling distressed, bewildered, let down and perhaps even angry and self blaming for repeating these patterns? It can be utterly devastating to keep finding ourselves stuck in this way. Whether in intimate relationships, family dynamics, friendships or work situations, I can support you to explore the origins of these difficult issues, leading to healthier relationships with others. Maybe you have experienced some of the above and are also in the Creative/Performing Arts Community or Film/ Media.
Are you constantly experiencing relationship challenges, leaving you feeling distressed, bewildered, let down and perhaps even angry and self blaming for repeating these patterns? It can be utterly devastating to keep finding ourselves stuck in this way. Whether in intimate relationships, family dynamics, friendships or work situations, I can support you to explore the origins of these difficult issues, leading to healthier relationships with others. Maybe you have experienced some of the above and are also in the Creative/Performing Arts Community or Film/ Media.
01225 536904 View 01225 536904
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Anna P Johnson
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Bath BA2
Firstly I want you to know that I love my job! I consider it a privilege to work with people, who are open minded enough to recognise that together, we can find tools to help improve their lives and get to the root of troubling issues, I have 15 years experience in a listening and counselling role.
Firstly I want you to know that I love my job! I consider it a privilege to work with people, who are open minded enough to recognise that together, we can find tools to help improve their lives and get to the root of troubling issues, I have 15 years experience in a listening and counselling role.
01761 258890 View 01761 258890
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Jacqueline Bailey
Psychologist, PhD, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Bath BA1
I am a health psychologist working as a CBT therapist. Please see my website resolvingpain.co.uk for more information. Or you can email me: jacqueline@resolvingpain.co.uk During these times I can offer therapy via Skype and Zoom too if necessary.
I am a health psychologist working as a CBT therapist. Please see my website resolvingpain.co.uk for more information. Or you can email me: jacqueline@resolvingpain.co.uk During these times I can offer therapy via Skype and Zoom too if necessary.
01225 985387 View 01225 985387
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Cara Haines
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Bath BA2
Waitlist for new clients
I'm a clinical psychologist with over 10 years' experience in a range of NHS mental health services. I currently offer a small amount of private practice alongside my NHS role. I offer sessions online and in person. I work with adults with a broad range of difficulties. This includes those wanting to reduce symptoms associated with a particular difficulty, like anxiety, PTSD or OCD. It also includes those wanting to better understand their relationship with themselves and others, or figure out why they keep falling into unhelpful patterns. On first contact, we will discuss what you would like to get out of therapy and go from there.
I'm a clinical psychologist with over 10 years' experience in a range of NHS mental health services. I currently offer a small amount of private practice alongside my NHS role. I offer sessions online and in person. I work with adults with a broad range of difficulties. This includes those wanting to reduce symptoms associated with a particular difficulty, like anxiety, PTSD or OCD. It also includes those wanting to better understand their relationship with themselves and others, or figure out why they keep falling into unhelpful patterns. On first contact, we will discuss what you would like to get out of therapy and go from there.
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Meyrem Musa
Psychologist, PsychD
Verified Verified
Bath BA1
I have practised as a Chartered Clinical Psychologist since 2002 in different clinical NHS settings (GP surgeries and hospitals), private healthcare (outpatient clinics and residential placements) and universities (therapist on randomised controlled trials). I have a wealth of knowledge, experience and specialist skills in psychological assessment, formulation, treatment and consultation. I am an accredited Cognitive-Behavioural Therapist (CBT). I am also experienced in using evidence-based techniques from Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Family Therapy, Schema Therapy, EMDR, Mindfulness and Psychodynamic approaches.
I have practised as a Chartered Clinical Psychologist since 2002 in different clinical NHS settings (GP surgeries and hospitals), private healthcare (outpatient clinics and residential placements) and universities (therapist on randomised controlled trials). I have a wealth of knowledge, experience and specialist skills in psychological assessment, formulation, treatment and consultation. I am an accredited Cognitive-Behavioural Therapist (CBT). I am also experienced in using evidence-based techniques from Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Family Therapy, Schema Therapy, EMDR, Mindfulness and Psychodynamic approaches.
01225 985352 View 01225 985352
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Helen Enright
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Bath BA2
I have been working as a counsellor for 20 years in a variety of contexts, including workplace, higher education, sexual abuse, bereavement and health. I work with issues including depression and anxiety, family and relationship difficulties, sexual problems, eating problems, low self-esteem, neurodivergence, work related stress. I am a BACP accredited practitioner. My approach is integrative, bringing together person centred philosophy with solution focused and cognitive approaches when appropriate. You can be assured of receiving my warmth, empathy and support, with sensitive feedback where it may be helpful.
I have been working as a counsellor for 20 years in a variety of contexts, including workplace, higher education, sexual abuse, bereavement and health. I work with issues including depression and anxiety, family and relationship difficulties, sexual problems, eating problems, low self-esteem, neurodivergence, work related stress. I am a BACP accredited practitioner. My approach is integrative, bringing together person centred philosophy with solution focused and cognitive approaches when appropriate. You can be assured of receiving my warmth, empathy and support, with sensitive feedback where it may be helpful.
01225 435166 View 01225 435166
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Michelle Thatcher
Psychologist, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Bath BA1
What would you like to change? I am a highly experienced Counselling Psychologist and offer a warm, pragmatic approach to therapy in the belief that with the right help and support, we are all capable of making positive changes. I have learned from long experience, both my own and my clients, that one size can never fit all so have trained in a broad range of approaches including CBT, humanistic, emdr, schema therapy and ISTDP. I have many ways of helping you to understand your difficulties and tools for us to work together to change them. I am a big believer in the collaborative process. Therapy is something done best as a team
What would you like to change? I am a highly experienced Counselling Psychologist and offer a warm, pragmatic approach to therapy in the belief that with the right help and support, we are all capable of making positive changes. I have learned from long experience, both my own and my clients, that one size can never fit all so have trained in a broad range of approaches including CBT, humanistic, emdr, schema therapy and ISTDP. I have many ways of helping you to understand your difficulties and tools for us to work together to change them. I am a big believer in the collaborative process. Therapy is something done best as a team
01761 258898 View 01761 258898
Photo of Jade Luck, UKCP Trainee, Psychotherapist
Jade Luck
Psychotherapist, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
Bath BA1
Life can be overwhelming and full of complex challenges to navigate. We can be left feeling anxious, low, confused and disconnected from ourselves. At these times, the support of another can help us find a way forward. Past experiences that haven’t been processed can continue to show up in our relationships and in our life choices. I can help you to identify the difficulties in the present and look to the past for information that might be helpful. Supporting you to process difficult experiences and connect you with your inner resources and wellbeing.
Life can be overwhelming and full of complex challenges to navigate. We can be left feeling anxious, low, confused and disconnected from ourselves. At these times, the support of another can help us find a way forward. Past experiences that haven’t been processed can continue to show up in our relationships and in our life choices. I can help you to identify the difficulties in the present and look to the past for information that might be helpful. Supporting you to process difficult experiences and connect you with your inner resources and wellbeing.
01225 617276 View 01225 617276
Photo of Josh Lee -Mindfulness Therapy Hub, UKCP Trainee, Psychotherapist
Josh Lee -Mindfulness Therapy Hub
Psychotherapist, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
Bath BA1
I offer a free initial consultation to see if working together feels right. Building trust is important, and it is my hope that meeting in person will give you the best sense of how we might work together. If you are struggling with anxiety, depression, self-doubt, relationship difficulties, emotional challenges, or find yourself at a crossroads, I’m here to help. As a registered UKCP Psychotherapist in training, I provide Mindfulness-based Core Process Psychotherapy—a trauma-informed, awareness-based approach that focuses on the mind-body connection.
I offer a free initial consultation to see if working together feels right. Building trust is important, and it is my hope that meeting in person will give you the best sense of how we might work together. If you are struggling with anxiety, depression, self-doubt, relationship difficulties, emotional challenges, or find yourself at a crossroads, I’m here to help. As a registered UKCP Psychotherapist in training, I provide Mindfulness-based Core Process Psychotherapy—a trauma-informed, awareness-based approach that focuses on the mind-body connection.
01373 485636 View 01373 485636
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Sapling CBT (cbt, emdr, btti for tics)
MSc
Verified Verified
Bath BA1
Thank you for taking the time to view my profile. I am a specialist Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist. My professional background is Educational Psychology, trauma and attachment therapy with 18 years experience supporting families. I help people aged 8- 24 who have experienced trauma, anxiety, low mood tics and care experienced young people. We will work together to build a bespoke treatment plan, I believe we all have the potential for positive wellbeing, I will work with you to uncover what this means to you. Weekly clinic held in Bath and Bristol and online.
Thank you for taking the time to view my profile. I am a specialist Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist. My professional background is Educational Psychology, trauma and attachment therapy with 18 years experience supporting families. I help people aged 8- 24 who have experienced trauma, anxiety, low mood tics and care experienced young people. We will work together to build a bespoke treatment plan, I believe we all have the potential for positive wellbeing, I will work with you to uncover what this means to you. Weekly clinic held in Bath and Bristol and online.
0117 325 4798 View 0117 325 4798
Photo of Vanessa de Macedo Ellis, BACP, Counsellor
Vanessa de Macedo Ellis
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Bath BA1
I offer a safe and confidential space where you will have the chance to share your problems, your difficult feelings, your pain and your life story. Talking about our life honestly and openly, with an empathic and non-judgemental therapist can be a deeply healing process. Having a space where we can be fully ourselves, where we’re invited to slow down, breathe and investigate our inner world and our emotions is necessary, today, more than ever. We live busy lives and for many, it is difficult to stop and notice, most of the time, what is going on inside us. As we reconnect to our feelings and our essence there is an immediate sense
I offer a safe and confidential space where you will have the chance to share your problems, your difficult feelings, your pain and your life story. Talking about our life honestly and openly, with an empathic and non-judgemental therapist can be a deeply healing process. Having a space where we can be fully ourselves, where we’re invited to slow down, breathe and investigate our inner world and our emotions is necessary, today, more than ever. We live busy lives and for many, it is difficult to stop and notice, most of the time, what is going on inside us. As we reconnect to our feelings and our essence there is an immediate sense
01225 435174 View 01225 435174
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brighter pathways
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bath BA3
I am a qualified counsellor and teacher, I have studied Counselling and Substance Misuse at FdSc level and have a Diploma in Social Work, as well as having a wide range of work and life experience. My down to earth nature empowers me to be accessible, approachable and non-judgmental which is an essential part of a successful working therapeutic relationship. Aiding people to work through their own life challenges is my absolute passion and driving force behind Brighter Pathways Counselling.
I am a qualified counsellor and teacher, I have studied Counselling and Substance Misuse at FdSc level and have a Diploma in Social Work, as well as having a wide range of work and life experience. My down to earth nature empowers me to be accessible, approachable and non-judgmental which is an essential part of a successful working therapeutic relationship. Aiding people to work through their own life challenges is my absolute passion and driving force behind Brighter Pathways Counselling.
0117 456 2551 View 0117 456 2551

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Sleep or Insomnia Counsellors

How effective is treatment for insomnia?

The most effective treatments for insomnia are behavioral techniques that reduce anxiety, including anxiety about falling asleep, and allow the body’s natural cycles to be recalibrated. The most common treatment is cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I), which researchers have found to be more useful than medication, with rates of success as high as 80 percent.

Are there specific medications for sleep problems?

There are many medications, both over-the-counter and prescription that treat sleep problems. Supplements such as melatonin are popular and may help, though there is little evidence that it is more effective than a placebo. Prescription medications such as zolpidem are sometimes prescribed.

Are there natural treatments for sleep problems?

There are many natural treatments for everyday sleep problems. Reducing blue-light emitting screens, setting a regular bedtime, regular exercise, reducing caffeine and nicotine consumption, and keeping the bedroom dark and cool at night are all lifestyle changes that can help those who struggle with sleep but may not reach the level of an insomnia diagnosis.

What’s the difference between having trouble falling asleep and insomnia?

Life events, stress, and anxiety can lead to sleepless nights for everyone from time to time. To be diagnosed with insomnia, a patient must experience trouble falling asleep, trouble remaining asleep, waking up too early, or non-restorative sleep at least three nights per week for at least one month. Sleep problems affect one-third to one-half of the population, while chronic insomnia affects about 10 to 15 percent of people.