Sleep or Insomnia Counselling in Brighton

Photo of Chris James, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych., Psychologist
Chris James
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Brighton BN1  (Online Only)
I'm a highly experienced Consultant Clinical Psychologist and sleep specialist providing evidence-based psychological interventions (including CBT) for a range of difficulties including insomnia, adult ADHD, anxiety, work-related stress and burnout, trauma, depression, OCD, health anxiety, phobia, self-esteem issues and relationship difficulties.
Psychological support is about investing in you. Life can be chaotic, intense, confusing, and we can be left feeling disconnected from ourselves, our lives, and the people around us. Sometimes we just need some space to stop and think. Psychological support is also about developing a deeper understanding of yourself - who you are, what you need, what matters to you. For others, it's about building on existing skills - how to get more out of relationships, improving communication, being more assertive, boosting your sleep and performance, learning to be the best version of yourself.
I'm a highly experienced Consultant Clinical Psychologist and sleep specialist providing evidence-based psychological interventions (including CBT) for a range of difficulties including insomnia, adult ADHD, anxiety, work-related stress and burnout, trauma, depression, OCD, health anxiety, phobia, self-esteem issues and relationship difficulties.
Psychological support is about investing in you. Life can be chaotic, intense, confusing, and we can be left feeling disconnected from ourselves, our lives, and the people around us. Sometimes we just need some space to stop and think. Psychological support is also about developing a deeper understanding of yourself - who you are, what you need, what matters to you. For others, it's about building on existing skills - how to get more out of relationships, improving communication, being more assertive, boosting your sleep and performance, learning to be the best version of yourself.
029 2271 1631 View 029 2271 1631
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Alison Edwards
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Brighton BN1
I offer one-to-one therapy to support you in finding ways to make changes in your life that will help you feel better and improve your confidence and sense of well-being. I have experience working with a wide range of issues which include, depression/sadness, anxiety, stress, anger, loneliness, social rejection, low self-esteem, lack of motivation, bereavement/loss, abuse, parenting concerns, and difficulties related to sleep, alcohol, drugs and food. I draw on my counselling and psychological training to tailor sessions to individual needs.
I offer one-to-one therapy to support you in finding ways to make changes in your life that will help you feel better and improve your confidence and sense of well-being. I have experience working with a wide range of issues which include, depression/sadness, anxiety, stress, anger, loneliness, social rejection, low self-esteem, lack of motivation, bereavement/loss, abuse, parenting concerns, and difficulties related to sleep, alcohol, drugs and food. I draw on my counselling and psychological training to tailor sessions to individual needs.
01273 092877 View 01273 092877
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Dr Damien Pearse
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Brighton BN1
I offer evidence-based interventions, including EMDR, conventional Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia (CBTi) and Mindfulness-based approaches such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT) and Internal Family Systems (IFS).
I am a senior psychologist with specialist experience in helping individuals who are experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma-related problems (including PTSD and CTPSD) and stress issues. I also have additional training in helping individuals tackle sleep problems.
I offer evidence-based interventions, including EMDR, conventional Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia (CBTi) and Mindfulness-based approaches such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT) and Internal Family Systems (IFS).
I am a senior psychologist with specialist experience in helping individuals who are experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma-related problems (including PTSD and CTPSD) and stress issues. I also have additional training in helping individuals tackle sleep problems.
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Bunty Dann
Psychotherapist, MHGI
Verified Verified
Brighton BN1
If you are coping with high levels of anxiety or depression, if past traumatic experiences are interfering in your ability to manage the present and sleep is problematic then this can change. By understanding what is happening in your system (mind and body), using your natural resources well and having some new tools to use, you can get back into balance, to the you that is resilient, able to focus and live to your potential.
If you are coping with high levels of anxiety or depression, if past traumatic experiences are interfering in your ability to manage the present and sleep is problematic then this can change. By understanding what is happening in your system (mind and body), using your natural resources well and having some new tools to use, you can get back into balance, to the you that is resilient, able to focus and live to your potential.
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Jeanette Stanton
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Brighton BN1
I have extensive experience in working with Phobias, Anxiety, Stress, Sleep difficulties, Body Dysmorphia, Social anxiety, OCD, Agoraphobia, Health anxiety, panic and low self esteem and LTC's including cancer, diabetes, COPD, IBS, chronic pain, CFS.
I am an accredited CBT Therapist and EMDR practitioner with many years experience of working in NHS physical and mental healthcare settings. My aim is to provide a CBT or EMDR approach, tailored to your goals of therapy and provide you with strategies to promote recovery and enable you to engage more fully with life and enjoyable activities. I also offer specialised CBT for people who are struggling with psychological distress that may be associated with physical health conditions. I am also a BABCP trained CBT Supervisor.
I have extensive experience in working with Phobias, Anxiety, Stress, Sleep difficulties, Body Dysmorphia, Social anxiety, OCD, Agoraphobia, Health anxiety, panic and low self esteem and LTC's including cancer, diabetes, COPD, IBS, chronic pain, CFS.
I am an accredited CBT Therapist and EMDR practitioner with many years experience of working in NHS physical and mental healthcare settings. My aim is to provide a CBT or EMDR approach, tailored to your goals of therapy and provide you with strategies to promote recovery and enable you to engage more fully with life and enjoyable activities. I also offer specialised CBT for people who are struggling with psychological distress that may be associated with physical health conditions. I am also a BABCP trained CBT Supervisor.
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Dr Sophie Fenton
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Brighton BN1
I am a clinical psychologist with extensive experience of helping adults through a range of life challenges, emotional, psychological, and relational difficulties – predominantly within the NHS, and more recently in private practice. I understand that anybody can experience periods of distress and life can throw challenges that are difficult to navigate. Examples of issues that I have supported people with include low mood, depression, anxiety, panic, phobias, OCD, psychosis, low self-esteem, insomnia, trauma, interpersonal issues, abuse, grief, loss, stress, chronic health conditions, being a carer, and issues around identity.
I am a clinical psychologist with extensive experience of helping adults through a range of life challenges, emotional, psychological, and relational difficulties – predominantly within the NHS, and more recently in private practice. I understand that anybody can experience periods of distress and life can throw challenges that are difficult to navigate. Examples of issues that I have supported people with include low mood, depression, anxiety, panic, phobias, OCD, psychosis, low self-esteem, insomnia, trauma, interpersonal issues, abuse, grief, loss, stress, chronic health conditions, being a carer, and issues around identity.
01276 748071 View 01276 748071
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Claire Elmes
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Brighton BN1
Welcome! I offer a wide range of services & would love to help you. I can work with adults, children & groups of professionals. I can help if you are feeling sad, anxious, have low self esteem, you might be struggling with lifestyle, sleep, routine & creating habits that stick and want some changes. Quite often these things stem from past experience, you might have suffered trauma such as bullying, abuse, parental separation. I am also helping companies and HR managers with creating well-being support & positive changes returning to the 'hybrid' way of working following COVID 19. I also offer Supervision to other practitioners.
Welcome! I offer a wide range of services & would love to help you. I can work with adults, children & groups of professionals. I can help if you are feeling sad, anxious, have low self esteem, you might be struggling with lifestyle, sleep, routine & creating habits that stick and want some changes. Quite often these things stem from past experience, you might have suffered trauma such as bullying, abuse, parental separation. I am also helping companies and HR managers with creating well-being support & positive changes returning to the 'hybrid' way of working following COVID 19. I also offer Supervision to other practitioners.
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Dr Simon Lovat
Counsellor, PhD, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brighton BN1
Choosing to engage with therapy can feel like a big step, and it’s important to find the right therapist for you. You may be struggling with an issue; you may find yourself in a repeating pattern of behaviour; or you may wish to explore existential issues in order to find greater meaning in your life. I offer a safe, confidential space where you can explore whatever you bring without judgement. I work psycho-dynamically. Put simply, this means that we will explore together the ways in which you have dealt with experiences and relationships in the past so that we can impact the ways in which you deal with them in the future.
Choosing to engage with therapy can feel like a big step, and it’s important to find the right therapist for you. You may be struggling with an issue; you may find yourself in a repeating pattern of behaviour; or you may wish to explore existential issues in order to find greater meaning in your life. I offer a safe, confidential space where you can explore whatever you bring without judgement. I work psycho-dynamically. Put simply, this means that we will explore together the ways in which you have dealt with experiences and relationships in the past so that we can impact the ways in which you deal with them in the future.
01273 092959 View 01273 092959
Photo of Dr Meg Montgomery, HCPC - Clin. Psych., Psychologist
Dr Meg Montgomery
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Brighton BN2
The emotional and physical impact of challenges in life can cause our minds and bodies to react in ways that don't help us. I can help you to work with your mind and body so you can live a life you choose. I specialise in supporting people with anxiety (e.g. health anxiety, social anxiety, generalised or phobias), stress and trauma/ PTSD. You may be feeling a sense of unease whilst not being sure why, that's ok too. I draw from a few therapeutic approaches to tailor sessions to your unique preferences and needs. I aim to understand your core values and personality and support you to live a life more aligned with who you are.
The emotional and physical impact of challenges in life can cause our minds and bodies to react in ways that don't help us. I can help you to work with your mind and body so you can live a life you choose. I specialise in supporting people with anxiety (e.g. health anxiety, social anxiety, generalised or phobias), stress and trauma/ PTSD. You may be feeling a sense of unease whilst not being sure why, that's ok too. I draw from a few therapeutic approaches to tailor sessions to your unique preferences and needs. I aim to understand your core values and personality and support you to live a life more aligned with who you are.
01273 037839 View 01273 037839
Photo of Joanne Walker, MNCPS Acc., Counsellor
Joanne Walker
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Brighton BN2
Whatever you're going through in life counselling provides non-judgemental and empathic support. Being seen and heard goes a long way towards starting to feel better. Honest communication tends to provide insight and clarity. This promotes growth, which ultimately results in change and acceptance. Guided reflection can help to make long lasting positive changes to you, your relationships and your future. The space to unburden and review your coping strategies can improve confidence and self-worth. You don't have to suffer alone, or worry about the impact of opening up to those around you. I look forward to working with you soon.
Whatever you're going through in life counselling provides non-judgemental and empathic support. Being seen and heard goes a long way towards starting to feel better. Honest communication tends to provide insight and clarity. This promotes growth, which ultimately results in change and acceptance. Guided reflection can help to make long lasting positive changes to you, your relationships and your future. The space to unburden and review your coping strategies can improve confidence and self-worth. You don't have to suffer alone, or worry about the impact of opening up to those around you. I look forward to working with you soon.
07474 173880 View 07474 173880
Photo of Catherine Jones, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych., Psychologist
Catherine Jones
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Brighton BN1
I am a Clinical Psychologist with 10 years experience working with adults with a range of mental health difficulties. I am passionate about supporting individuals to achieve meaningful, long-lasting change through the delivery of evidence-based psychological therapy.
I am a Clinical Psychologist with 10 years experience working with adults with a range of mental health difficulties. I am passionate about supporting individuals to achieve meaningful, long-lasting change through the delivery of evidence-based psychological therapy.
01273 092621 View 01273 092621
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Resilio Therapy
Psychotherapist, MA, PTUK Accred
Verified Verified
Brighton BN1
I offer a child centred approach. I will form a trusting relationship with you and your child to enable you to achieve your therapeutic goals. I believe in a combined approach which is humanistic and analytical, therefore I am adaptable and use a range of approaches to help you meet your goals. I also integrate a directive approach, this is important for children who experience emotional overwhelm or have traumatic blocks.
I offer a child centred approach. I will form a trusting relationship with you and your child to enable you to achieve your therapeutic goals. I believe in a combined approach which is humanistic and analytical, therefore I am adaptable and use a range of approaches to help you meet your goals. I also integrate a directive approach, this is important for children who experience emotional overwhelm or have traumatic blocks.
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Paul Goodall
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Brighton BN2
Every person has their own unique story. What happens in our lives as our story unfolds shapes who we are, how we see and experience the world, how we feel about it and where we fit within it. Counselling can help you discover more about who you are, learn about your relationships, understand past events and how you developed, help you have deeper understanding of yourself and learn new ways to live your life. Counselling can help you change from feeling that your story is being written for you and learn how to start writing it for yourself. I currently have availability to take new clients.
Every person has their own unique story. What happens in our lives as our story unfolds shapes who we are, how we see and experience the world, how we feel about it and where we fit within it. Counselling can help you discover more about who you are, learn about your relationships, understand past events and how you developed, help you have deeper understanding of yourself and learn new ways to live your life. Counselling can help you change from feeling that your story is being written for you and learn how to start writing it for yourself. I currently have availability to take new clients.
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Photo of Amelia Sturdy, MA, HCPC-Art Therap., Psychotherapist
Amelia Sturdy
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
Brighton BN1
I am a HCPC ( Health and Care Professions Council) and BAAT (British Association of Art Therapists) registered Art Psychotherapist who specialises in working with children and young people. I provide a safe, confidential space for children to explore their inner world through art making and creativity. Children often struggle to express themselves through words. Art can act as a medium through which a child communicates their thoughts and feelings in a more natural, less direct way. These feelings and experiences can then be thought about and processed safely.
I am a HCPC ( Health and Care Professions Council) and BAAT (British Association of Art Therapists) registered Art Psychotherapist who specialises in working with children and young people. I provide a safe, confidential space for children to explore their inner world through art making and creativity. Children often struggle to express themselves through words. Art can act as a medium through which a child communicates their thoughts and feelings in a more natural, less direct way. These feelings and experiences can then be thought about and processed safely.
01273 092045 View 01273 092045
Photo of Joanne Aldred, PNCPS Acc., Psychotherapist
Joanne Aldred
Psychotherapist, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Brighton BN2
Waitlist for new clients
Deciding which therapist to choose based on their profile picture? Evaluating which therapist you could work well with is an added dilemma at a point where you might already be feeling overwhelmed. So here's the part where I explain about who I am & how I can help - I'm a therapist who understands how the therapeutic relationship promotes change, I will support you in navigating your anxiety, losses or interpersonal relationships by being authentically alongside you. Our connection will allow you the freedom to express your fears, as well as your hopes. Where our work together means you can begin to lead the life you want.
Deciding which therapist to choose based on their profile picture? Evaluating which therapist you could work well with is an added dilemma at a point where you might already be feeling overwhelmed. So here's the part where I explain about who I am & how I can help - I'm a therapist who understands how the therapeutic relationship promotes change, I will support you in navigating your anxiety, losses or interpersonal relationships by being authentically alongside you. Our connection will allow you the freedom to express your fears, as well as your hopes. Where our work together means you can begin to lead the life you want.
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Photo of Ros Howell, MA, MBACP Accred, Counsellor
Ros Howell
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brighton BN1
There are many different reasons why people seek out a therapist. You may be dealing with difficult life events right now, or are aware that a past traumatic event is still impacting on you. You might feel a sense of unease or unhappiness that affects your relationships, or work or prevents you from getting the pleasure from life that you would wish, or find unruly emotions hard to manage. Psychodynamic therapy pays attention to the patterns that may have developed in your relationship with yourself, others, and the outside world. As we talk you may find resonances with the past, present and future hopes and fears.
There are many different reasons why people seek out a therapist. You may be dealing with difficult life events right now, or are aware that a past traumatic event is still impacting on you. You might feel a sense of unease or unhappiness that affects your relationships, or work or prevents you from getting the pleasure from life that you would wish, or find unruly emotions hard to manage. Psychodynamic therapy pays attention to the patterns that may have developed in your relationship with yourself, others, and the outside world. As we talk you may find resonances with the past, present and future hopes and fears.
01273 092346 View 01273 092346
Photo of Karolina Boguslawa Mobbs, MA, MUKCP, Psychotherapist
Karolina Boguslawa Mobbs
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brighton BN1
Undertaking psychotherapy can be daunting, especially nowadays, when so many different types of therapy are available. It can be overwhelming to make that decision. In my approach, I believe that each situation is unique. Through my experience of working with teenagers and their families, as well as adults in individual and group modalities and couples, I learned to develop a sensitive ear for my client’s needs. We all sometimes struggle due to external or internal pressures or a combination. However, I deeply believe that facing difficulties with compassion and an open mind can be liberating.
Undertaking psychotherapy can be daunting, especially nowadays, when so many different types of therapy are available. It can be overwhelming to make that decision. In my approach, I believe that each situation is unique. Through my experience of working with teenagers and their families, as well as adults in individual and group modalities and couples, I learned to develop a sensitive ear for my client’s needs. We all sometimes struggle due to external or internal pressures or a combination. However, I deeply believe that facing difficulties with compassion and an open mind can be liberating.
01403 916778 View 01403 916778
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Marcus Bowery Therapy
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Brighton BN2
What my clients most commonly seek is guidance to help them understand their own emotions, responses and rules that they hold about life. My clients are not dictated to, but supported in learning about what is helpful and rational in their lives, and what is targeted for change. Our honest talks involve a lot of empathy and humour, as there are common themes that we all recognise as causing issues in our lives. My clients are very much individuals, spoken to without judgement and encouraged to make changes to their thinking and then behaviour which will help free them from well-worn paths and being 'stuck'.
What my clients most commonly seek is guidance to help them understand their own emotions, responses and rules that they hold about life. My clients are not dictated to, but supported in learning about what is helpful and rational in their lives, and what is targeted for change. Our honest talks involve a lot of empathy and humour, as there are common themes that we all recognise as causing issues in our lives. My clients are very much individuals, spoken to without judgement and encouraged to make changes to their thinking and then behaviour which will help free them from well-worn paths and being 'stuck'.
01273 092654 View 01273 092654
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Annabelle Clarke
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Brighton BN1
Hi, I'm Annabelle. I am a qualified integrative counsellor. This means I can draw on a range of psychological models and tailor my approach to your needs - whether you need someone to sit with you in your pain, help you find acceptance, explore changes in your sense of self, heal wounds from the past, make positive changes and develop new skills. Perhaps you have experienced loss, relationship issues, anxiety or trauma. Looking after your mental health is not selfish and can help you develop resilience. I have 10 years' experience in the NHS working with clients with depression, anxiety and health challenges including Long COVID.
Hi, I'm Annabelle. I am a qualified integrative counsellor. This means I can draw on a range of psychological models and tailor my approach to your needs - whether you need someone to sit with you in your pain, help you find acceptance, explore changes in your sense of self, heal wounds from the past, make positive changes and develop new skills. Perhaps you have experienced loss, relationship issues, anxiety or trauma. Looking after your mental health is not selfish and can help you develop resilience. I have 10 years' experience in the NHS working with clients with depression, anxiety and health challenges including Long COVID.
01444 718224 View 01444 718224
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Sherry Walters
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brighton BN2
If you've arrived here, you are already thinking about counselling. You might feel depressed, anxious or overwhelmed and finding it difficult to cope with the challenges of life. Perhaps you have experienced a recent loss, had a sudden change of circumstances or are struggling with relationships. Maybe you don't even know what's troubling you. Research shows positive change happens when there is a good match between client and counsellor. It’s difficult to choose a counsellor or know what to expect from counselling without having a face-to-face meeting. This is why I offer a reduced rate intro session of £15 where we can meet
If you've arrived here, you are already thinking about counselling. You might feel depressed, anxious or overwhelmed and finding it difficult to cope with the challenges of life. Perhaps you have experienced a recent loss, had a sudden change of circumstances or are struggling with relationships. Maybe you don't even know what's troubling you. Research shows positive change happens when there is a good match between client and counsellor. It’s difficult to choose a counsellor or know what to expect from counselling without having a face-to-face meeting. This is why I offer a reduced rate intro session of £15 where we can meet
01273 005886 View 01273 005886
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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.