Sleep or Insomnia Counselling in Chippenham

Photo of Neil Carrigan, PhD, HCPC - Clin. Psych., Psychologist
Neil Carrigan
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Chippenham SN14
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.
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Dr Sharon Harvey
PsychD
Verified Verified
Chippenham SN15
I am a Clinical Psychologist with 22 years’ experience in the NHS in secondary care adult mental health services in Wiltshire and in private practice. I am experienced in providing psychological therapy to individuals across a wide range of distress, including anxiety/mood problems, relational difficulties and the impact of childhood trauma. I have a particular interest in trauma, shame-base difficulties and perinatal issues. I have professional registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), the regulatory body for Practitioner Psychologists.
I am a Clinical Psychologist with 22 years’ experience in the NHS in secondary care adult mental health services in Wiltshire and in private practice. I am experienced in providing psychological therapy to individuals across a wide range of distress, including anxiety/mood problems, relational difficulties and the impact of childhood trauma. I have a particular interest in trauma, shame-base difficulties and perinatal issues. I have professional registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), the regulatory body for Practitioner Psychologists.
01249 479157 View 01249 479157
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Ricky Brown
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Chippenham SN14
I trained as a psychotherapist later in life following a previous career working with vulnerable individuals. Coupled with my now extensive psychotherapeutic training, I am a knowledgeable, conscientious and empathetic individual whom is well respected within the field.
I trained as a psychotherapist later in life following a previous career working with vulnerable individuals. Coupled with my now extensive psychotherapeutic training, I am a knowledgeable, conscientious and empathetic individual whom is well respected within the field.
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Healing Steps Counselling
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Chippenham SN14
I am a warm hearted, open-minded individual who understands how difficult taking the first steps into counselling can sometimes be. Many people have 'life events' that bring them to counselling such as relationship breakdown, bereavement, or redundancy. Often feelings that accompany these life events can lead to depression and anxiety. Or it may be that suppressed or undesired feelings keep recurring, leading to painful repeating patterns of behavior or outcomes in your life. My role in your therapeutic journey is to facilitate your awareness, to gently challenge perspective where appropriate and to walk alongside you at your pace.
I am a warm hearted, open-minded individual who understands how difficult taking the first steps into counselling can sometimes be. Many people have 'life events' that bring them to counselling such as relationship breakdown, bereavement, or redundancy. Often feelings that accompany these life events can lead to depression and anxiety. Or it may be that suppressed or undesired feelings keep recurring, leading to painful repeating patterns of behavior or outcomes in your life. My role in your therapeutic journey is to facilitate your awareness, to gently challenge perspective where appropriate and to walk alongside you at your pace.
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Kathryn Dugdale
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Chippenham SN14
I provide counselling from my private practice at my home in Melksham, Wiltshire. This is a private room providing a safe and confidential space for our work together. I can offer various daytime and evening appointments throughout the week. My training helps me to provide you with a reliable, regular, non-judgmental space where you can begin to talk about whatever is on your mind. I work in what is called an integrative way, using a wide range of therapeutic models, but primarily focusing on humanistic counselling.
I provide counselling from my private practice at my home in Melksham, Wiltshire. This is a private room providing a safe and confidential space for our work together. I can offer various daytime and evening appointments throughout the week. My training helps me to provide you with a reliable, regular, non-judgmental space where you can begin to talk about whatever is on your mind. I work in what is called an integrative way, using a wide range of therapeutic models, but primarily focusing on humanistic counselling.
07403 940315 View 07403 940315
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Tina Hoar Counselling Services
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Chippenham SN14
Are you struggling at present? At times we can all experience anxiety, stress, depression, feeling sad, anger or family or relationship issues which make us feel alone. Sometimes we can become trapped by this and feel unable to move forward, whatever age we are! If this is you, you are not alone. The most up to date statistics tell us, 45% people will experience anxiety or depression at some point in their lives especially in wintertime Together we will seek to understand the problem you are facing whether this is caused by current issues or events from your past. We will find new ways and skills to deal with your feelings.
Are you struggling at present? At times we can all experience anxiety, stress, depression, feeling sad, anger or family or relationship issues which make us feel alone. Sometimes we can become trapped by this and feel unable to move forward, whatever age we are! If this is you, you are not alone. The most up to date statistics tell us, 45% people will experience anxiety or depression at some point in their lives especially in wintertime Together we will seek to understand the problem you are facing whether this is caused by current issues or events from your past. We will find new ways and skills to deal with your feelings.
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Michael Darvill
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Chippenham SN14
If you're reading this, then you're most likely struggling right now. You might be feeling anxious, depressed or low. You may be angry, sad or stressed by a certain situation in your life. Maybe you've lost direction and meaning, and feel stuck as a result. Or lost someone important to you, either through a bereavement or relationship breakdown. Feelings of despair, fear or hurt can be overwhelming. But...you've started the process of addressing these issues by looking for a counsellor. You've taken the first step. Together, in a collaborative effort, we can look at what is bothering you and attempt to find a way through.
If you're reading this, then you're most likely struggling right now. You might be feeling anxious, depressed or low. You may be angry, sad or stressed by a certain situation in your life. Maybe you've lost direction and meaning, and feel stuck as a result. Or lost someone important to you, either through a bereavement or relationship breakdown. Feelings of despair, fear or hurt can be overwhelming. But...you've started the process of addressing these issues by looking for a counsellor. You've taken the first step. Together, in a collaborative effort, we can look at what is bothering you and attempt to find a way through.
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Rewired Counselling
Psychotherapist, MA, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chippenham SN14
Sometimes in life, the public face we present can be very different to the private experience behind the mask. Our emotional distress can get in the way of us being able to live our life fully. I offer a safe space to reveal the private experience and change the narrative. After gaining an understanding of what you are going through, together we build ways to help improve your mood and get you doing what you want to be doing.
Sometimes in life, the public face we present can be very different to the private experience behind the mask. Our emotional distress can get in the way of us being able to live our life fully. I offer a safe space to reveal the private experience and change the narrative. After gaining an understanding of what you are going through, together we build ways to help improve your mood and get you doing what you want to be doing.
07971 809123 View 07971 809123
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Sam Cunnington
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Chippenham SN14
A space for change, So often we feel that nothing will change, that we’ll always feel this way, so often we focus on the things we can't control, but change is possible. Do you feel that areas in your life are becoming overwhelming? impacting on your ability to function & engage with everyday life & enjoyments? are you feeling on a loop of intense emotions, coping strategies that only work temporarily, but not understanding the root cause of how & why you may be thinking & reacting in this way? are you now feeling that enough is enough something needs to change
A space for change, So often we feel that nothing will change, that we’ll always feel this way, so often we focus on the things we can't control, but change is possible. Do you feel that areas in your life are becoming overwhelming? impacting on your ability to function & engage with everyday life & enjoyments? are you feeling on a loop of intense emotions, coping strategies that only work temporarily, but not understanding the root cause of how & why you may be thinking & reacting in this way? are you now feeling that enough is enough something needs to change
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Dr Matt Sopp
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Chippenham SN14
Thank you for taking the time to visit my profile and find out more about my experience as a therapist. If you, or someone you care about, are struggling and finding things overwhelming, reaching out for help is an important first step. I understand that coming to therapy can feel like a daunting experience, however, I am dedicated to creating a safe space for you to talk through your difficulties and to help you identify your goals.
Thank you for taking the time to visit my profile and find out more about my experience as a therapist. If you, or someone you care about, are struggling and finding things overwhelming, reaching out for help is an important first step. I understand that coming to therapy can feel like a daunting experience, however, I am dedicated to creating a safe space for you to talk through your difficulties and to help you identify your goals.
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JP Counselling
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Chippenham SN14
My ideal client is someone who will be honest with me in order for us to work together. I enjoy working with clients who are not really sure why they feel the way they do, but know that something is not quite right and feel the need to investigate this further. I have a particular interest and expertise in working with clients who have anxiety, depression, lack of self confidence and body image issues along with relationship difficulties. I work with clients to identify their needs and goals to create a unique personal treatment plan in order for them to reach their goals within a sensible time frame.
My ideal client is someone who will be honest with me in order for us to work together. I enjoy working with clients who are not really sure why they feel the way they do, but know that something is not quite right and feel the need to investigate this further. I have a particular interest and expertise in working with clients who have anxiety, depression, lack of self confidence and body image issues along with relationship difficulties. I work with clients to identify their needs and goals to create a unique personal treatment plan in order for them to reach their goals within a sensible time frame.
07723 486462 View 07723 486462
Photo of Helen Whitworth, MBACP Accred, Counsellor
Helen Whitworth
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Chippenham SN14
Waitlist for new clients
Occasionally it helps to review and reflect on life's pathway. It can be hard to do this by ourselves, our friends and family may feel too close to confide in. It can be helpful to explore our feelings and emotions in a safe, non-judgmental environment, I can provide this in a relaxing, quiet therapeutic space in Devizes. I have 15 years’ counselling experience with a deep interest in working with; bereavement and loss; with military families and veterans experiencing PTSD; with young people with additional needs such as autism, ADHD and ADD. I work in an integrated style with a special interest in Compassion Focused Therapy.
Occasionally it helps to review and reflect on life's pathway. It can be hard to do this by ourselves, our friends and family may feel too close to confide in. It can be helpful to explore our feelings and emotions in a safe, non-judgmental environment, I can provide this in a relaxing, quiet therapeutic space in Devizes. I have 15 years’ counselling experience with a deep interest in working with; bereavement and loss; with military families and veterans experiencing PTSD; with young people with additional needs such as autism, ADHD and ADD. I work in an integrated style with a special interest in Compassion Focused Therapy.
01380 717077 View 01380 717077
Photo of Rupert Crockett, MNCPS Acc., Psychotherapist
Rupert Crockett
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Chippenham SN15
Have you been trying to work through problems by yourself or trying to cope with distressing events that just don't seem to go away? There are times when we all need support and someone to talk to, this often helps to bring new insight and perspective. Would you like to learn to better deal with a situation or problem? Would you like not just to be able to cope but really let go mentally and physically of that distressing event/trauma memory that just keeps you stuck in a negative patten of thinking and feeling. Maybe all you want is to just feel better or have more control and direction in your life. the answer is YES you can.
Have you been trying to work through problems by yourself or trying to cope with distressing events that just don't seem to go away? There are times when we all need support and someone to talk to, this often helps to bring new insight and perspective. Would you like to learn to better deal with a situation or problem? Would you like not just to be able to cope but really let go mentally and physically of that distressing event/trauma memory that just keeps you stuck in a negative patten of thinking and feeling. Maybe all you want is to just feel better or have more control and direction in your life. the answer is YES you can.
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Dr Flora Wilson - Wilson Psychology Ltd
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Chippenham SN15
Waitlist for new clients
I specialise in working with adults who are living with the impact of long-term physical health conditions. I have many years' experience of working in specialist health services for a range difficulties, including chronic pain, chronic fatigue (ME/CFS and Long Covid), respiratory conditions, neurological conditions, and diabetes. When you are diagnosed with a long-term health condition, this can often lead to significant life changes. I am experienced in supporting people to process the feelings of loss, low mood, or anxiety that can accompany these changes, and to better manage their physical and psychological wellbeing.
I specialise in working with adults who are living with the impact of long-term physical health conditions. I have many years' experience of working in specialist health services for a range difficulties, including chronic pain, chronic fatigue (ME/CFS and Long Covid), respiratory conditions, neurological conditions, and diabetes. When you are diagnosed with a long-term health condition, this can often lead to significant life changes. I am experienced in supporting people to process the feelings of loss, low mood, or anxiety that can accompany these changes, and to better manage their physical and psychological wellbeing.
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Cerian Louise Lye-Owens
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Chippenham SN15
How are you? That's a question that gets asked a lot but it's often more of a statement, a greeting than an actual question. Most people don't even stop for the response and if they do, they're often too busy thinking about what they want to say, rather than listening to what's being said. It's no wonder then that we often stop asking ourselves that question too. If you're ready to stop and answer that question, then I'm here to listen and to hear what you have to say. Even if right now, you don't have the words, or you just don't know what to say... we can start with the question and go from there.
How are you? That's a question that gets asked a lot but it's often more of a statement, a greeting than an actual question. Most people don't even stop for the response and if they do, they're often too busy thinking about what they want to say, rather than listening to what's being said. It's no wonder then that we often stop asking ourselves that question too. If you're ready to stop and answer that question, then I'm here to listen and to hear what you have to say. Even if right now, you don't have the words, or you just don't know what to say... we can start with the question and go from there.
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Thea Gibbings
Verified Verified
Chippenham SN15
My name is Thea and I provide Eye movement Desensitiation Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy to help individuals overcome a range of mental health issues. This includes historic and/or recent trauma that could be causing you anxiety, depression, PTSD symptoms and more. My approach is tailored to your unique needs and goals, and my aim is to help you to achieve lasting positive change in your life.
My name is Thea and I provide Eye movement Desensitiation Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy to help individuals overcome a range of mental health issues. This includes historic and/or recent trauma that could be causing you anxiety, depression, PTSD symptoms and more. My approach is tailored to your unique needs and goals, and my aim is to help you to achieve lasting positive change in your life.
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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.
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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.
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Dr Sebastian Townsend
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bath BA1  (Online Only)
I primarily work with adults in high pressure professional roles. I have developed an acute understanding of the challenges these professionals face and the emotional obstacles that can silently undermine their success personally and professionally. Whether that is burnout, poor boundaries, loss of meaning, stress, anxiety, depression, addiction or a combination of these.
I primarily work with adults in high pressure professional roles. I have developed an acute understanding of the challenges these professionals face and the emotional obstacles that can silently undermine their success personally and professionally. Whether that is burnout, poor boundaries, loss of meaning, stress, anxiety, depression, addiction or a combination of these.
020 4524 3172 View 020 4524 3172
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Natalia Parry-Vaughan
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Malmesbury SN16
People who reach out for support might be experiencing difficulties with worry, negative self-talk or confidence. They may have noticed a change in their behaviours such as checking things more or avoiding certain situations. Sometimes it’s described as vicious cycle. Whether it’s been going on for a while or something new, we work together to understand what your unhelpful cycles look like and how we can break them by creating healthier habits and patterns of thinking, such as focusing and enhancing your strengths. This helps alleviate symptoms of anxiety or depression, leaving you better equipped to manage difficult emotions.
People who reach out for support might be experiencing difficulties with worry, negative self-talk or confidence. They may have noticed a change in their behaviours such as checking things more or avoiding certain situations. Sometimes it’s described as vicious cycle. Whether it’s been going on for a while or something new, we work together to understand what your unhelpful cycles look like and how we can break them by creating healthier habits and patterns of thinking, such as focusing and enhancing your strengths. This helps alleviate symptoms of anxiety or depression, leaving you better equipped to manage difficult emotions.
01285 704410 View 01285 704410

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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.