Sleep or Insomnia Counselling in West London, London

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Rasha Jorany
Counsellor, MSc, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
West London, London W1U
obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Eating Disorder, depression, Insomnia, IBS, Panic Disorder, Psychosexual dysfunction.
Cognitive behavioural therapist specialised in Rationale Emotive behavioural therapy and hypnosis. Rasha is a registered and accredited by the Professional Standards Authority, The National Counselling Society. Rasha have Physiology and Pharmacology BSc degree and gained MSc degree in psychology and Health. The therapy is tailored for you to achieve your goal. Working with you on exploring the unhelpful feelings and behaviour and to challenge unhelpful thoughts and beliefs. The therapy sessions are structured, focusses on achieving goals and allows you to explore the essence of the past but mainly to focus on the here&Now
obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Eating Disorder, depression, Insomnia, IBS, Panic Disorder, Psychosexual dysfunction.
Cognitive behavioural therapist specialised in Rationale Emotive behavioural therapy and hypnosis. Rasha is a registered and accredited by the Professional Standards Authority, The National Counselling Society. Rasha have Physiology and Pharmacology BSc degree and gained MSc degree in psychology and Health. The therapy is tailored for you to achieve your goal. Working with you on exploring the unhelpful feelings and behaviour and to challenge unhelpful thoughts and beliefs. The therapy sessions are structured, focusses on achieving goals and allows you to explore the essence of the past but mainly to focus on the here&Now
020 4538 7131 View 020 4538 7131
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Dr Dani Gordon
Verified Verified
West London, London W1W  (Online Only)
I help people suffering from difficult to treat multi-symptom chronic illness conditions. I specialise in these conditions: fibromyalgia, treatment resistant depression, anxiety, insomnia, chronic fatigue and long covid, chronic pain conditions and neurodevelopmental disorders (ADHD & ASD). Many of my patients have more than one of these conditions. I work together with Dr. Haldane in a team, our Consultant psychologist at the London Resilience Clinic who also specialises in these conditions. I focus on not just spot treating symptoms but on improving your overall functioning, quality of life & resilience so you can thrive.
I help people suffering from difficult to treat multi-symptom chronic illness conditions. I specialise in these conditions: fibromyalgia, treatment resistant depression, anxiety, insomnia, chronic fatigue and long covid, chronic pain conditions and neurodevelopmental disorders (ADHD & ASD). Many of my patients have more than one of these conditions. I work together with Dr. Haldane in a team, our Consultant psychologist at the London Resilience Clinic who also specialises in these conditions. I focus on not just spot treating symptoms but on improving your overall functioning, quality of life & resilience so you can thrive.
020 3856 3250 View 020 3856 3250
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Dr Aisan Ghaemian
Psychotherapist, PhD, MBABCP
Verified Verified
West London, London W1G
I am specialized in psychological treatments for presenting problems such as:Depression• Anxiety• Aggression•Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)• Anxiety Disorders such as OCD •General Anxiety Disorder• Health Anxiety• Social Phobia• Panic & Agoraphobia, Body Dysmorphic Disorder • Eating problem•Addictions •Stress & Resilience• Sleep disorder.
I am a Chartered Psychologist and an accredited Cognitive Behavior Therapist. I have 10 years of clinical experience in the adult mental health services, including the primary care within the National Health Service (NHS) of the United Kingdom and the private sector. I provide online therapy and face to face psychotherapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) within the long-term and short-term capacity. In addition, therapy could be provided in the following languages: Turkish, Azerbaijani and Farsi.
I am specialized in psychological treatments for presenting problems such as:Depression• Anxiety• Aggression•Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)• Anxiety Disorders such as OCD •General Anxiety Disorder• Health Anxiety• Social Phobia• Panic & Agoraphobia, Body Dysmorphic Disorder • Eating problem•Addictions •Stress & Resilience• Sleep disorder.
I am a Chartered Psychologist and an accredited Cognitive Behavior Therapist. I have 10 years of clinical experience in the adult mental health services, including the primary care within the National Health Service (NHS) of the United Kingdom and the private sector. I provide online therapy and face to face psychotherapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) within the long-term and short-term capacity. In addition, therapy could be provided in the following languages: Turkish, Azerbaijani and Farsi.
0800 669 6281 View 0800 669 6281
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Anita Sarin
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
West London, London W1S
Counselling and psychotherapy can help with a range of issues including - anxiety - bereavement - depression - divorce or separation - family and childhood difficulties - insomnia and sleep problems and relationship difficulties.
Contacting a therapist might seem daunting at first but therapy can provide a confidential and non-judgemental space to make sense of current concerns. Speaking in confidence can help you less burdened and enable you to work towards living a more fulfilling life.
Counselling and psychotherapy can help with a range of issues including - anxiety - bereavement - depression - divorce or separation - family and childhood difficulties - insomnia and sleep problems and relationship difficulties.
Contacting a therapist might seem daunting at first but therapy can provide a confidential and non-judgemental space to make sense of current concerns. Speaking in confidence can help you less burdened and enable you to work towards living a more fulfilling life.
020 3974 2529 View 020 3974 2529
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Kirsty Birnstiel, RTT Therapist, Hypnotherapist
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
West London, London W5
Hello, Are you feeling stuck? Do you suffer with anxiety, depression, procrastination or confidence issues? I am a Marisa Peer trained RTT (Rapid Transformational Therapy) therapist and I work with adults on a short term basis on all variety of issues. I deal with anything from the problems listed above to fears and phobias, sleep issues, health issues, exam nerves and public speaking to name a few. What is RTT? It is a therapy method that combines all the most effective techniques from NLP, CBT, EMDR, psychotherapy and hypnotherapy.
Hello, Are you feeling stuck? Do you suffer with anxiety, depression, procrastination or confidence issues? I am a Marisa Peer trained RTT (Rapid Transformational Therapy) therapist and I work with adults on a short term basis on all variety of issues. I deal with anything from the problems listed above to fears and phobias, sleep issues, health issues, exam nerves and public speaking to name a few. What is RTT? It is a therapy method that combines all the most effective techniques from NLP, CBT, EMDR, psychotherapy and hypnotherapy.
020 3816 0342 View 020 3816 0342
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Dr Lycia Forde
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
West London, London W4  (Online Only)
Having worked in mental health for over 15 years I have experience of working with clients of all ages and backgrounds. My practice is grounded in theory and methodologies informed by the latest evidence and I work in adherence with NICE guidelines. It gives me huge pleasure supporting individual clients or couples to overcome their challenges and achieve their therapeutic goals. My specialities are Adjustment Disorder, Agoraphobia, Complex Trauma, Depression, Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Bereavement, Health Anxiety, Insomnia, Low Self-Esteem, OCD, Panic Disorder, PTSD, Social Anxiety, Specific Phobias and relational difficulties.
Having worked in mental health for over 15 years I have experience of working with clients of all ages and backgrounds. My practice is grounded in theory and methodologies informed by the latest evidence and I work in adherence with NICE guidelines. It gives me huge pleasure supporting individual clients or couples to overcome their challenges and achieve their therapeutic goals. My specialities are Adjustment Disorder, Agoraphobia, Complex Trauma, Depression, Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Bereavement, Health Anxiety, Insomnia, Low Self-Esteem, OCD, Panic Disorder, PTSD, Social Anxiety, Specific Phobias and relational difficulties.
020 3838 0885 View 020 3838 0885
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Dr Debbie Lovell
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
West London, London W1G
The interplay of mind and body is also central to my broader work with anxiety, anger, depression, eating and sleep disturbances, self esteem, body image and shame.
I am one of a small number of practitioners in the UK who is dually qualified as a chartered psychologist and a sex therapist. My clients may seek help for a specific sexual difficulty such as desire or arousal concerns; or may experience broader distress which also manifests in their sexual and relational world such as low self esteem or perfectionism.
The interplay of mind and body is also central to my broader work with anxiety, anger, depression, eating and sleep disturbances, self esteem, body image and shame.
I am one of a small number of practitioners in the UK who is dually qualified as a chartered psychologist and a sex therapist. My clients may seek help for a specific sexual difficulty such as desire or arousal concerns; or may experience broader distress which also manifests in their sexual and relational world such as low self esteem or perfectionism.
020 3909 9821 View 020 3909 9821
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Valeria Villa
Counsellor, MSc, BACP
Verified Verified
West London, London W5
You feel stuck and unsure about the way ahead. You experience overwhelming feelings when you need to take a decision. Your sleep is disturbed or you fall asleep when awake. You burst into tears too quickly or too slowly. You experience relational challenges with your family/friends or at work. You desire to talk about yourself to better understand who you want /don’t want to be. This list is endless as varied are the reasons leading people to therapy. My priority is to listen to clients, to meet them in their life journey. We define together the steps ahead so that I can support them in finding what they want from therapy.
You feel stuck and unsure about the way ahead. You experience overwhelming feelings when you need to take a decision. Your sleep is disturbed or you fall asleep when awake. You burst into tears too quickly or too slowly. You experience relational challenges with your family/friends or at work. You desire to talk about yourself to better understand who you want /don’t want to be. This list is endless as varied are the reasons leading people to therapy. My priority is to listen to clients, to meet them in their life journey. We define together the steps ahead so that I can support them in finding what they want from therapy.
01748 902518 View 01748 902518
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Lisa Sanfilippo
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
West London, London W1G
While you may be seeking therapy to help you out of a dark or difficult time- due to anxiety, depression, relationship issues, crisis of meaning, insomnia... therapy can be a powerful gift. We learn a great deal about ourselves and others- ultimately about living life with more ease and enjoyment. We'll get curious about what you learnt growing up: your world-view, your assumptions and even your bodily responses to situations that you face today. We'll see what has worked for you and what causes pain or limits you- to unblock and clear the path forward with compassion, kindness, insight, and even at times, a sense of humour.
While you may be seeking therapy to help you out of a dark or difficult time- due to anxiety, depression, relationship issues, crisis of meaning, insomnia... therapy can be a powerful gift. We learn a great deal about ourselves and others- ultimately about living life with more ease and enjoyment. We'll get curious about what you learnt growing up: your world-view, your assumptions and even your bodily responses to situations that you face today. We'll see what has worked for you and what causes pain or limits you- to unblock and clear the path forward with compassion, kindness, insight, and even at times, a sense of humour.
020 3835 6084 View 020 3835 6084
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Dr Rosanna Michalczuk
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
West London, London W1G  (Online Only)
Therapy can be a difficult and overwhelming process for many people. I'm committed to providing a safe and supportive space for people to explore their thoughts and feelings. I have a broad range of interests and over 15 years experience in the field of mental health including treating low self esteem, anxiety, sleep problems and depression. I take pride in my collaborative and empathic approach, wanting to understand and learn from my clients’ unique perspectives and experiences. When I feel that I have played a part in helping someone move closer to the life they value and deserve, it is the most rewarding work I can imagine.
Therapy can be a difficult and overwhelming process for many people. I'm committed to providing a safe and supportive space for people to explore their thoughts and feelings. I have a broad range of interests and over 15 years experience in the field of mental health including treating low self esteem, anxiety, sleep problems and depression. I take pride in my collaborative and empathic approach, wanting to understand and learn from my clients’ unique perspectives and experiences. When I feel that I have played a part in helping someone move closer to the life they value and deserve, it is the most rewarding work I can imagine.
020 4538 5393 View 020 4538 5393
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Dr Ada Siu
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Health Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West London, London W5  (Online Only)
sleep issues, ME/CFS, chronic pain) or mental health difficulties (e.
I am an experienced psychologist in providing psychology therapies and behavioural change interventions to promote mental wellbeing and healthy behaviours. I worked in a wide range of psychology contexts including clinical mental health, forensics, health, communities, and universities. My work with the NHS specialises in chronic pain management and other long-term health conditions. Throughout my clinical practice, I specialise in working with people presenting difficulties in mental health and physical health, as well as in major life adjustments/transitions (e.g. bereavement, relationships, settling in a new environment).
sleep issues, ME/CFS, chronic pain) or mental health difficulties (e.
I am an experienced psychologist in providing psychology therapies and behavioural change interventions to promote mental wellbeing and healthy behaviours. I worked in a wide range of psychology contexts including clinical mental health, forensics, health, communities, and universities. My work with the NHS specialises in chronic pain management and other long-term health conditions. Throughout my clinical practice, I specialise in working with people presenting difficulties in mental health and physical health, as well as in major life adjustments/transitions (e.g. bereavement, relationships, settling in a new environment).
020 3910 8453 View 020 3910 8453
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Fiona Austin
Psychotherapist, BACP
Verified Verified
West London, London W10
Specialisations: • Anxiety - workplace, relationships, social, health fears, sleep issues • Self Esteem and Confidence • Work or Life issues - Procrastination, Stress and Burnout .
As a positive psychologist I can help you out of the overwhelm, away from the anxiety and reducing the panic. • For you - I consider listening and a hearing your story to be paramount. It's often said "there's something about saying it out loud that brings about a shift" and it's true, I've seen it so often. "Fiona's style has been described by clients as 'more than just listening'. 'She is straight talking, informative and balanced but overall has a genuine and kind understanding."
Specialisations: • Anxiety - workplace, relationships, social, health fears, sleep issues • Self Esteem and Confidence • Work or Life issues - Procrastination, Stress and Burnout .
As a positive psychologist I can help you out of the overwhelm, away from the anxiety and reducing the panic. • For you - I consider listening and a hearing your story to be paramount. It's often said "there's something about saying it out loud that brings about a shift" and it's true, I've seen it so often. "Fiona's style has been described by clients as 'more than just listening'. 'She is straight talking, informative and balanced but overall has a genuine and kind understanding."
01748 902468 View 01748 902468
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Adriana Amorim
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
West London, London W4
My name is Adriana Amorim. I have worked with individuals suffering from a number of difficulties and challenges including anxiety, stress, panic attacks, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), learning disabilities, HIV, agoraphobia, bereavement & loss, relationship difficulties, suicide, addiction, eating disorders, sleep disorders, sexual abuse, cancer, obsessional behaviour, self-harm, amongst others.
My name is Adriana Amorim. I have worked with individuals suffering from a number of difficulties and challenges including anxiety, stress, panic attacks, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), learning disabilities, HIV, agoraphobia, bereavement & loss, relationship difficulties, suicide, addiction, eating disorders, sleep disorders, sexual abuse, cancer, obsessional behaviour, self-harm, amongst others.
020 8138 0173 View 020 8138 0173
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Colin Winter
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
West London, London W1D  (Online Only)
I work with a wide range of client challenges, including depression, generalised anxiety, eating disorders, social anxiety, low self-esteem, panic attacks, PTSD, agoraphobia, specific phobias obsessive-compulsive disorder, self-harm, addiction, body dysmorphia, personality disorders, stress management, sleep difficulties and pain management.
Warmth, empathy, non-judgemental acceptance, scientific rigour and humour are at the heart of my approach to therapy. I follow core CBT traditions which put the client and therapist on an equal footing in a collaborative partnership, with the client as the authoritative expert in themselves. I aim to debunk and demystify, strip out jargon, and explain transparently how I work. CBT aims to give clients a therapeutic fishing rod, not just a fish, so that clients are helped to become CBT experts, their own therapists for the future. Therapy can be challenging, but more often it should be healing, uplifting, enriching and fun.
I work with a wide range of client challenges, including depression, generalised anxiety, eating disorders, social anxiety, low self-esteem, panic attacks, PTSD, agoraphobia, specific phobias obsessive-compulsive disorder, self-harm, addiction, body dysmorphia, personality disorders, stress management, sleep difficulties and pain management.
Warmth, empathy, non-judgemental acceptance, scientific rigour and humour are at the heart of my approach to therapy. I follow core CBT traditions which put the client and therapist on an equal footing in a collaborative partnership, with the client as the authoritative expert in themselves. I aim to debunk and demystify, strip out jargon, and explain transparently how I work. CBT aims to give clients a therapeutic fishing rod, not just a fish, so that clients are helped to become CBT experts, their own therapists for the future. Therapy can be challenging, but more often it should be healing, uplifting, enriching and fun.
01442 506778 View 01442 506778
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Anna Christina Jackson
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West London, London W1D
Body: Optimising physical health, biohacking, nutrition & sleep.
Hello, I'm Anna, a licensed and insured BACP and NCS accredited psychotherapist based in London. My specialization lies in supporting individuals dealing with difficult to solve mental health issues. Maybe it’s something you’ve been working on for a while but just can’t seem to over come. This could be deep rooted anxiety, depression, OCD, addiction, feelings of low self esteem or self work or anything else.
Body: Optimising physical health, biohacking, nutrition & sleep.
Hello, I'm Anna, a licensed and insured BACP and NCS accredited psychotherapist based in London. My specialization lies in supporting individuals dealing with difficult to solve mental health issues. Maybe it’s something you’ve been working on for a while but just can’t seem to over come. This could be deep rooted anxiety, depression, OCD, addiction, feelings of low self esteem or self work or anything else.
01491 529979 View 01491 529979
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Penelope Toff
MBBS
Verified Verified
West London, London W1U
I help adults and children with a range of issues, including low confidence, fears, stress, anxiety, sleep problems, chronic fatigue and depression.
I am a Hypnotherapist and Rapid Transformational Therapist (RTT), trained by Marisa Peer, as well as an experienced medical doctor and life and careers coach. I have worked in the NHS and private sector for many years. I would be delighted to help you overcome whatever is causing you pain and holding you back from being your being your best self. I offer RTT alone, or in combination with coaching for further great results, putting your new understanding from RTT into practice in your relationships, work and home life.
I help adults and children with a range of issues, including low confidence, fears, stress, anxiety, sleep problems, chronic fatigue and depression.
I am a Hypnotherapist and Rapid Transformational Therapist (RTT), trained by Marisa Peer, as well as an experienced medical doctor and life and careers coach. I have worked in the NHS and private sector for many years. I would be delighted to help you overcome whatever is causing you pain and holding you back from being your being your best self. I offer RTT alone, or in combination with coaching for further great results, putting your new understanding from RTT into practice in your relationships, work and home life.
01865 951416 View 01865 951416
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Dr Nadia Balmain
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
West London, London W2
These symptoms could be flashbacks, disturbed sleep, anxiety, panic attacks and low mood amongst other symptoms.
Hi, I’m Dr Nadia Balmain. Thank you for taking the time to look at my profile. I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist and an accredited EMDR Practitioner. I have provided psychotherapy for over ten years both in the NHS and in private practice. I offer therapy for many different problems, but I have a special interest in providing therapy for PTSD, complex Trauma, Anxiety and Depression. EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) is the gold standard treatment for PTSD and is recommended by NICE guidelines. EMDR helps clients to process traumatic and distressing experiences which are causing the present-day symptoms.
These symptoms could be flashbacks, disturbed sleep, anxiety, panic attacks and low mood amongst other symptoms.
Hi, I’m Dr Nadia Balmain. Thank you for taking the time to look at my profile. I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist and an accredited EMDR Practitioner. I have provided psychotherapy for over ten years both in the NHS and in private practice. I offer therapy for many different problems, but I have a special interest in providing therapy for PTSD, complex Trauma, Anxiety and Depression. EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) is the gold standard treatment for PTSD and is recommended by NICE guidelines. EMDR helps clients to process traumatic and distressing experiences which are causing the present-day symptoms.
01244 735026 View 01244 735026
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Carolina Parker Frohlich
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
West London, London W10
A warm welcome to private individual therapy with Carolina. I specialise in acute anxiety, depression, relationship issues, childhood trauma, anger, stress, burnout, insomnia, family issues, parenting, children's difficulties, bereavement, ADHD, addictions, trauma, and PTSD. I provide bespoke Integrative psychotherapy, counselling, coaching—in-person and online. With a compassionate demeanour, I bring a unique blend of clinical expertise and a nuanced understanding of human behaviour, drawing from a wealth of experience and a rich professional background in the corporate world, high-performing sectors, education, academia, and life.
A warm welcome to private individual therapy with Carolina. I specialise in acute anxiety, depression, relationship issues, childhood trauma, anger, stress, burnout, insomnia, family issues, parenting, children's difficulties, bereavement, ADHD, addictions, trauma, and PTSD. I provide bespoke Integrative psychotherapy, counselling, coaching—in-person and online. With a compassionate demeanour, I bring a unique blend of clinical expertise and a nuanced understanding of human behaviour, drawing from a wealth of experience and a rich professional background in the corporate world, high-performing sectors, education, academia, and life.
01279 598235 View 01279 598235
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Birch Therapy Clinic
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West London, London W1T  (Online Only)
We are a team of accredited and highly skilled psychotherapists, delivering remote CBT and Trauma therapy throughout the UK. We provide a range of specialised therapy services, including: • CBT Therapy and integrated psychotherapy • Trauma therapy & EMDR • Sleep/ Insomnia focused therapy from our NHS specialist • BABCP Clinical Supervision for trainees and accredited therapists.
We are a team of accredited and highly skilled psychotherapists, delivering remote CBT and Trauma therapy throughout the UK. We provide a range of specialised therapy services, including: • CBT Therapy and integrated psychotherapy • Trauma therapy & EMDR • Sleep/ Insomnia focused therapy from our NHS specialist • BABCP Clinical Supervision for trainees and accredited therapists.
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Dr Samantha Adams
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
West London, London W8  (Online Only)
Whether it’s being caught in endless worries and ‘what ifs’, having painful memories of difficult past experiences, or going through a transition that has you feeling a little lost, life has a way of throwing things at you that increase anxiety, low mood, demotivation and impact relationships. This might affect you physically, increasing stress and tension, disturbing your sleep and appetite or preventing you from living a life that feels aligned with what’s most important to you. At ABODE Therapy, our psychologists provide you with a safe, non-judgemental and encouraging space in which to understand and navigate a way out of this.
Whether it’s being caught in endless worries and ‘what ifs’, having painful memories of difficult past experiences, or going through a transition that has you feeling a little lost, life has a way of throwing things at you that increase anxiety, low mood, demotivation and impact relationships. This might affect you physically, increasing stress and tension, disturbing your sleep and appetite or preventing you from living a life that feels aligned with what’s most important to you. At ABODE Therapy, our psychologists provide you with a safe, non-judgemental and encouraging space in which to understand and navigate a way out of this.
020 4538 3520 View 020 4538 3520

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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.