Sleep or Insomnia Counselling in Cheddar

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Joyce Howitt
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Cheddar BS27  (Online Only)
Are you feeling anxious, depressed, stressed, insecure, or overwhelmed by your emotions? Or are you looking for someone who will listen and be non judgemental and to whom you can talk in confidence about issues that are bothering you that would be difficult to share with friends or family members? Your feelings may be related to a bereavement or loss, the effects of abuse, relationship issues, or a major life change or may be related to something unresolved from the past. You may also be seeking support in setting goals and moving on in a positive way. These (and others) are areas in which I am well experienced.
Are you feeling anxious, depressed, stressed, insecure, or overwhelmed by your emotions? Or are you looking for someone who will listen and be non judgemental and to whom you can talk in confidence about issues that are bothering you that would be difficult to share with friends or family members? Your feelings may be related to a bereavement or loss, the effects of abuse, relationship issues, or a major life change or may be related to something unresolved from the past. You may also be seeking support in setting goals and moving on in a positive way. These (and others) are areas in which I am well experienced.
01934 440629 View 01934 440629
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Cath Davis
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Cheddar BS27
Change, and uncertainty are part of our lives. You may have reached a crossroads in your life and are not sure which path to take? Maybe you have an important decision to make and need some help exploring it. Perhaps you find yourself pushing people away in relationships, or feel stuck and have been putting things off? You may have a feeling of loss or have experienced loss and are unsure how to deal with it. Do you feel alone with your struggles, and in need of support and reassurance? Feeling unsure about reaching out to friends, family or colleagues is very common.
Change, and uncertainty are part of our lives. You may have reached a crossroads in your life and are not sure which path to take? Maybe you have an important decision to make and need some help exploring it. Perhaps you find yourself pushing people away in relationships, or feel stuck and have been putting things off? You may have a feeling of loss or have experienced loss and are unsure how to deal with it. Do you feel alone with your struggles, and in need of support and reassurance? Feeling unsure about reaching out to friends, family or colleagues is very common.
01934 317524 View 01934 317524
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Elaine Hutchinson
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Cheddar BS27
Hi, I'm Elaine. I'm a child & adolescent therapist & counsellor who supports children, teens & their families to manage big feelings, stressful situations and other life challenges. I work with children & young people aged 6-25 (as well as some adults) and support them with a huge range of issues from anxiety and worries about school, fostering and adoption, to trauma, bereavement, sexual abuse and domestic violence, covering pretty much everything you can think of in-between. I'm an accredited therapist who offers play & creative arts therapy, TraumaPlay and talking therapy. I have a therapy dog who loves to be involved.
Hi, I'm Elaine. I'm a child & adolescent therapist & counsellor who supports children, teens & their families to manage big feelings, stressful situations and other life challenges. I work with children & young people aged 6-25 (as well as some adults) and support them with a huge range of issues from anxiety and worries about school, fostering and adoption, to trauma, bereavement, sexual abuse and domestic violence, covering pretty much everything you can think of in-between. I'm an accredited therapist who offers play & creative arts therapy, TraumaPlay and talking therapy. I have a therapy dog who loves to be involved.
01749 605317 View 01749 605317
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Samantha Swallow
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cheddar BS27
Hi there, I’m Sam and I am a BACP registered person-centred Counsellor (and also a qualified CBT Therapist) and I work with adults, children and adolescents. I understand the importance of a safe space to explore and understand feelings, and to consider and become aware of unhelpful patterns of behaviour. Together we can discover how to make positive changes and manage difficult feelings and emotions. I have a number of years experience working in a NHS commissioned service around common mental health difficulties. I want to help you reach your goals - we will explore the past and present to help you to heal and thrive.
Hi there, I’m Sam and I am a BACP registered person-centred Counsellor (and also a qualified CBT Therapist) and I work with adults, children and adolescents. I understand the importance of a safe space to explore and understand feelings, and to consider and become aware of unhelpful patterns of behaviour. Together we can discover how to make positive changes and manage difficult feelings and emotions. I have a number of years experience working in a NHS commissioned service around common mental health difficulties. I want to help you reach your goals - we will explore the past and present to help you to heal and thrive.
01749 608308 View 01749 608308

More Therapists Nearby

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Duncan Moss
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Wells BA5
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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Human Wellbeing Ltd
Psychotherapist, FHGI
Verified Verified
Weston-super-Mare BS23
Effective, fast and practical help for anyone suffering from a range of issues including: • depression/low mood • panic attacks • phobias • low self-esteem • self-harming . eating disorders • poor concentration • relationship problems • anxiety and stress • anger problems • post-traumatic stress disorder including military (PTSD) • addiction (all kinds) • obsessions (OCD) • poor sleep
Effective, fast and practical help for anyone suffering from a range of issues including: • depression/low mood • panic attacks • phobias • low self-esteem • self-harming . eating disorders • poor concentration • relationship problems • anxiety and stress • anger problems • post-traumatic stress disorder including military (PTSD) • addiction (all kinds) • obsessions (OCD) • poor sleep
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Rebecca Claire Scott-Brown
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Yatton BS49
I work with clients who have the following problems; relationship difficulties, anxiety, depression, loss & seperation, trauma, addiction, sexual issues
I work with clients who have the following problems; relationship difficulties, anxiety, depression, loss & seperation, trauma, addiction, sexual issues
0117 325 2326 View 0117 325 2326
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Shaun Gray
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Weston-super-Mare BS24
I offer therapy and supervision that starts with what you bring; making no assumptions, listening with empathy and working with you towards growth and change. The client-therapist relationship is vital, as we need to trust each other in order to work together effectively (getting the right therapist for you is more important than gaining a client for me). I offer weekly, fortnightly, monthly and ad hoc sessions. Please EMAIL/TEXT as I cannot answer the phone when with clients and I don’t want to miss your call. Jan 2023 - I currently have no evening, after 6pm, sessions available
I offer therapy and supervision that starts with what you bring; making no assumptions, listening with empathy and working with you towards growth and change. The client-therapist relationship is vital, as we need to trust each other in order to work together effectively (getting the right therapist for you is more important than gaining a client for me). I offer weekly, fortnightly, monthly and ad hoc sessions. Please EMAIL/TEXT as I cannot answer the phone when with clients and I don’t want to miss your call. Jan 2023 - I currently have no evening, after 6pm, sessions available
01934 314467 View 01934 314467
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Blue Amber Counselling
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Highbridge TA9
Hello my name is Lizzy and I work from my own private practice in Brent Knoll Somerset. I offer a kind, caring and confidential counselling service, working with individuals, children & adolescents, couples and the elderly. I offer my counselling sessions as either open-ended or for an agreed time period. I usually work from my therapy room in Brent Knoll but can work within the community and offer home visits to housebound or disabled clients. I take referrals from outside agencies and employers.
Hello my name is Lizzy and I work from my own private practice in Brent Knoll Somerset. I offer a kind, caring and confidential counselling service, working with individuals, children & adolescents, couples and the elderly. I offer my counselling sessions as either open-ended or for an agreed time period. I usually work from my therapy room in Brent Knoll but can work within the community and offer home visits to housebound or disabled clients. I take referrals from outside agencies and employers.
01278 760680 View 01278 760680
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Avon CBT & Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, ACC-AC
Verified Verified
Wells BA5
My counselling practice is guided by over 20 years of supporting people in difficult and often stressful situations, gained by working operationally in the NHS, Armed Forces, Emergency Services and the RNLI, as well as teaching in schools and a university. This experience informs my practice, enabling me to provide a safe and non-judgemental environment to work through the concern, challenge or problem being faced. I offer CBT, Relationship (Couples) Counselling and ADHD Support to individuals and couples, delivered with a warm, calm and compassionate focus. I can provide counselling face-to-face, online or whilst walking outdoors.
My counselling practice is guided by over 20 years of supporting people in difficult and often stressful situations, gained by working operationally in the NHS, Armed Forces, Emergency Services and the RNLI, as well as teaching in schools and a university. This experience informs my practice, enabling me to provide a safe and non-judgemental environment to work through the concern, challenge or problem being faced. I offer CBT, Relationship (Couples) Counselling and ADHD Support to individuals and couples, delivered with a warm, calm and compassionate focus. I can provide counselling face-to-face, online or whilst walking outdoors.
0117 463 0084 View 0117 463 0084
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Pauline Beasty
Psychologist, MA, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Weston-super-Mare BS22
Paula has 2 decades of clinical experience, with 15 years in private practice in Australia where she gained qualifications as a Psychologist, including a Masters in Family Therapy from the University of Western Sydney. She is accredited as a trained supervisor by the Australian Psychological Society Institute and has provided clinical supervision and support to other therapists, including psychologists working in regional and remote Australia. Prior to embarking in private practice Paula worked as the Program Manager of the Alcohol and other drugs program at Sydney Private Clinic, and a Counsellor and Trainer of other counsellors.
Paula has 2 decades of clinical experience, with 15 years in private practice in Australia where she gained qualifications as a Psychologist, including a Masters in Family Therapy from the University of Western Sydney. She is accredited as a trained supervisor by the Australian Psychological Society Institute and has provided clinical supervision and support to other therapists, including psychologists working in regional and remote Australia. Prior to embarking in private practice Paula worked as the Program Manager of the Alcohol and other drugs program at Sydney Private Clinic, and a Counsellor and Trainer of other counsellors.
01643 802305 View 01643 802305
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Mike Jackson
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Weston-super-Mare BS22
Sliding scale available £25-£65. I am Mike & I am a qualified counsellor & supervisor with many years of experience working with adults & young people in various settings. I am a person-centred counsellor using an integrative framework. My work is underpinned by different approaches including humanistic approaches, cognitive behavioural therapy, Mindfulness, solution-focused and creative ways of working. I have varied qualifications and experience including a Diploma Level 5, accredited by the National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society MNCPS (Acc.). I provide face-to-face in Puriton, online and telephone counselling See my website
Sliding scale available £25-£65. I am Mike & I am a qualified counsellor & supervisor with many years of experience working with adults & young people in various settings. I am a person-centred counsellor using an integrative framework. My work is underpinned by different approaches including humanistic approaches, cognitive behavioural therapy, Mindfulness, solution-focused and creative ways of working. I have varied qualifications and experience including a Diploma Level 5, accredited by the National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society MNCPS (Acc.). I provide face-to-face in Puriton, online and telephone counselling See my website
07555 597600 View 07555 597600
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Sharon Hewett
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Weston-super-Mare BS22
Hi and a warm welcome! My name is Sharon and I am a fully qualified person-centred counsellor. You may find yourself in need of support and have gathered the courage to reach out. Well done for making this step on your therapeutic journey. I am here to listen and support you. You may find that your previous coping strategies are no longer working for you, or you may wish to work through life experiences that have negatively impacted your life. Wherever you find yourself today, I will work with you so that you can explore your obstacles and reach the outcome that you hope to achieve.
Hi and a warm welcome! My name is Sharon and I am a fully qualified person-centred counsellor. You may find yourself in need of support and have gathered the courage to reach out. Well done for making this step on your therapeutic journey. I am here to listen and support you. You may find that your previous coping strategies are no longer working for you, or you may wish to work through life experiences that have negatively impacted your life. Wherever you find yourself today, I will work with you so that you can explore your obstacles and reach the outcome that you hope to achieve.
01747 449816 View 01747 449816
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Steve Cutmore
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Glastonbury BA6
I provide a nurturing environment in which themes and issues can be explored safely. My overall goal is to enhance client's sense of well-being and ability to thrive. I view each client as an individual who is seeking assistance in aligning with their path. I place great value on the client-therapist relationship, as a client you will experience me as committed to my work, focussed and attentive while being friendly and non-judgemental. I am happy to work face to face or via skype/phone-calls. I am open to negotiating rates if appropriate.
I provide a nurturing environment in which themes and issues can be explored safely. My overall goal is to enhance client's sense of well-being and ability to thrive. I view each client as an individual who is seeking assistance in aligning with their path. I place great value on the client-therapist relationship, as a client you will experience me as committed to my work, focussed and attentive while being friendly and non-judgemental. I am happy to work face to face or via skype/phone-calls. I am open to negotiating rates if appropriate.
07481 360884 View 07481 360884
Photo of Henrietta Lang, MA, MBACP, Counsellor
Henrietta Lang
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Wells BA5
Waitlist for new clients
Are you exhausted by the effort it takes to manage your feelings? Do you want to feel safe? Do you wonder who you are or why you feel bad? Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, low self esteem, panic disorders or relationship problems, there is good news. Research has shown that a good relationship with a counsellor/therapist can really help. My approach is to help you understand both 'your hidden self' (the unconscious) and find everyday tools and tasks that can help you change your life. I hope I can show you that all the wisdom and creativity you need to enjoy your life is within reach.
Are you exhausted by the effort it takes to manage your feelings? Do you want to feel safe? Do you wonder who you are or why you feel bad? Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, low self esteem, panic disorders or relationship problems, there is good news. Research has shown that a good relationship with a counsellor/therapist can really help. My approach is to help you understand both 'your hidden self' (the unconscious) and find everyday tools and tasks that can help you change your life. I hope I can show you that all the wisdom and creativity you need to enjoy your life is within reach.
01749 605551 View 01749 605551
Photo of Dr Keith Abbott, PhD, MBACP Accred, Counsellor
Dr Keith Abbott
Counsellor, PhD, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Glastonbury BA6
I’m passionate about helping you make more of your life, whether you want to work on personal, psychological, relationship, mental health or spiritual issues or to find more meaning, fulfilment, purpose and happiness in life. I have a Masters degree (with Distinction) in Person-Centred Counselling & Psychotherapy Practice. I offer short and long term counselling and psychotherapy, and counselling supervision. I help men, women and couples of many professions, occupations and nationalities, from 18 upwards in UK and (online) overseas. I provide individual sessions, couples sessions and am a qualified counselling supervisor.
I’m passionate about helping you make more of your life, whether you want to work on personal, psychological, relationship, mental health or spiritual issues or to find more meaning, fulfilment, purpose and happiness in life. I have a Masters degree (with Distinction) in Person-Centred Counselling & Psychotherapy Practice. I offer short and long term counselling and psychotherapy, and counselling supervision. I help men, women and couples of many professions, occupations and nationalities, from 18 upwards in UK and (online) overseas. I provide individual sessions, couples sessions and am a qualified counselling supervisor.
01509 323243 View 01509 323243
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Eve McIntyre (Bapcp Cbt Psychotherapist And Emdr Practitioner)
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Wedmore BS28
Often people I work with initially report feeling stuck with Depression, Anxiety or PTSD. I recognise when we feel stuck with emotional difficulties we need to feel heard, have a way of making sense of what we are feeling and gain a sense of hope for the future. Through the therapeutic work I deliver using CBT and/or EMDR I hope to offer just that. I have an adaptive style and would tailor the therapy to you. Throughout our work together I would be alongside you, go at your pace, value and encourage your contributions, and aim to empower you to meet your goals. I strive to create a warm, non-judgemental, curious therapeutic space.
Often people I work with initially report feeling stuck with Depression, Anxiety or PTSD. I recognise when we feel stuck with emotional difficulties we need to feel heard, have a way of making sense of what we are feeling and gain a sense of hope for the future. Through the therapeutic work I deliver using CBT and/or EMDR I hope to offer just that. I have an adaptive style and would tailor the therapy to you. Throughout our work together I would be alongside you, go at your pace, value and encourage your contributions, and aim to empower you to meet your goals. I strive to create a warm, non-judgemental, curious therapeutic space.
01823 213864 View 01823 213864
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Amanda Temple
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Weston-super-Mare BS22
I am an accredited psychotherapist and counsellor working with adults, couples & young people 16+. How we relate to one another and to ourselves impacts how we think, feel and function. Anxiety, internal criticism, low self-esteem, depression thrive if we're not heard, understood and valued. I work to shed light on how our relationships past and present shape us and how we can get stuck repeating patterns of behaviour that no longer serve us. I offer a safe space to look at what is not working. Together we'll seek to make sense of your experience, find new insights and perspectives, enabling you to move forward on your own terms.
I am an accredited psychotherapist and counsellor working with adults, couples & young people 16+. How we relate to one another and to ourselves impacts how we think, feel and function. Anxiety, internal criticism, low self-esteem, depression thrive if we're not heard, understood and valued. I work to shed light on how our relationships past and present shape us and how we can get stuck repeating patterns of behaviour that no longer serve us. I offer a safe space to look at what is not working. Together we'll seek to make sense of your experience, find new insights and perspectives, enabling you to move forward on your own terms.
01278 557262 View 01278 557262
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Lynette Brice (In Safe Hands Counselling)
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Weston-super-Mare BS22  (Online Only)
I specialise with the LGBT+ community, including their family and friends. I can offer a non-judgemental, gentle, accepting confidential space for you to share your issues and concerns, knowing you will not be rejected or discriminated against. I have lived experience of transgender identities, as my son is transgender. I have witnessed the high mental health conditions, suicidal ideation, including self-harm, and loss faced by LGBT+ individuals that I have counselled, along with the hurdles my son has encountered during his transition. I would like to walk with you along your pathway, and consider myself privileged to do so.
I specialise with the LGBT+ community, including their family and friends. I can offer a non-judgemental, gentle, accepting confidential space for you to share your issues and concerns, knowing you will not be rejected or discriminated against. I have lived experience of transgender identities, as my son is transgender. I have witnessed the high mental health conditions, suicidal ideation, including self-harm, and loss faced by LGBT+ individuals that I have counselled, along with the hurdles my son has encountered during his transition. I would like to walk with you along your pathway, and consider myself privileged to do so.
01275 409794 View 01275 409794
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Ellie Gray
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Weston-super-Mare BS24
My counselling practice is centred on the belief that difficulties can send us ‘off-track’ but we all have the capacity to find our way back, we might just need a little help. I work with what you bring, using the counselling approach that meets your individual needs, rather than fitting your needs into a predecided approach. For example you may need some immediate help with tools to manage your current symptoms, and then later want to look deeper into discovering the cause of those symptoms. Whatever you bring I will not judge. I will offer you the care, empathy and understanding that I would want in a counsellor.
My counselling practice is centred on the belief that difficulties can send us ‘off-track’ but we all have the capacity to find our way back, we might just need a little help. I work with what you bring, using the counselling approach that meets your individual needs, rather than fitting your needs into a predecided approach. For example you may need some immediate help with tools to manage your current symptoms, and then later want to look deeper into discovering the cause of those symptoms. Whatever you bring I will not judge. I will offer you the care, empathy and understanding that I would want in a counsellor.
01934 313466 View 01934 313466
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.