Sleep or Insomnia Counselling in Manchester

Photo of Lisa Berry, Counsellor in Manchester, England
Lisa Berry
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M4
I am trained as a Person-Centred counsellor, am a Registered Member of the BACP, with additional training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and CBT for Insomnia (CBT-i), and Solution Focused Therapy.
I have over 9 years' experience in counselling adults and young people, in various settings including educational, EAP, third sector and private practice. I have worked with Employee Assistance Programmes for the last 6+ years, offering counselling and helpline support to employees of various organisations, including the Police and NHS. I previously worked for a charity supporting adult survivors of historical abuse, for which I underwent additional training. I have supported people experiencing various issues including depression, anxiety, self-harm, trauma, relationship issues, stress, bereavement, sleep and work-related issues.
I am trained as a Person-Centred counsellor, am a Registered Member of the BACP, with additional training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and CBT for Insomnia (CBT-i), and Solution Focused Therapy.
I have over 9 years' experience in counselling adults and young people, in various settings including educational, EAP, third sector and private practice. I have worked with Employee Assistance Programmes for the last 6+ years, offering counselling and helpline support to employees of various organisations, including the Police and NHS. I previously worked for a charity supporting adult survivors of historical abuse, for which I underwent additional training. I have supported people experiencing various issues including depression, anxiety, self-harm, trauma, relationship issues, stress, bereavement, sleep and work-related issues.
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Photo of Dr Holly Milling: Sleep Specialist + Adult Adhd Assessments, Psychologist in Manchester, England
Dr Holly Milling: Sleep Specialist + Adult Adhd Assessments
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Manchester M1  (Online Only)
Sleep Clinic: I run a specialist adult sleep service (thesleeppractice.
Dr Holly Milling B.Sc., M.sc., DClin.Psy, PG.Dip. is a registered Clinical Psychologist, Accredited Cognitive Behavioural therapist, and Mindfulness teacher. She is a trusted and experienced Behavioural Sleep Medicine specialist with years of experience working with neurodiversity. You will receive compassionate & evidence-based treatment from Holly, all from the comfort of your own home or office (via our online clinic). It's easy to get started; simply book a free 15 minute consultation where you can discuss your needs with Holly and get booked in for assessment and support.
Sleep Clinic: I run a specialist adult sleep service (thesleeppractice.
Dr Holly Milling B.Sc., M.sc., DClin.Psy, PG.Dip. is a registered Clinical Psychologist, Accredited Cognitive Behavioural therapist, and Mindfulness teacher. She is a trusted and experienced Behavioural Sleep Medicine specialist with years of experience working with neurodiversity. You will receive compassionate & evidence-based treatment from Holly, all from the comfort of your own home or office (via our online clinic). It's easy to get started; simply book a free 15 minute consultation where you can discuss your needs with Holly and get booked in for assessment and support.
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Graham Williams
Psychotherapist, MA, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Manchester M18  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Graham. I'm an open-minded, experienced and qualified therapist. I've worked in mental health for 20 years, and was a therapist, and clinical supervisor, in the NHS for 14 years. I am now in private practice. I have had the privilege of seeing many people's lives change through therapy. Perhaps, you are struggling in some of these areas: stress, anxiety, low mood, confidence, self esteem, sleep, limiting beliefs, traumatic experiences, or something else. Sometimes people aren't sure what the 'problem' is and they need to explore. All is fine, we can explore and find what will work for you. I have a range of approaches to use
Hi, I'm Graham. I'm an open-minded, experienced and qualified therapist. I've worked in mental health for 20 years, and was a therapist, and clinical supervisor, in the NHS for 14 years. I am now in private practice. I have had the privilege of seeing many people's lives change through therapy. Perhaps, you are struggling in some of these areas: stress, anxiety, low mood, confidence, self esteem, sleep, limiting beliefs, traumatic experiences, or something else. Sometimes people aren't sure what the 'problem' is and they need to explore. All is fine, we can explore and find what will work for you. I have a range of approaches to use
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Photo of Adam Rothwell, Counsellor in Manchester, England
Adam Rothwell
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M16
Are you looking to overcome anxiety, OCD or phobias? Perhaps you want to conquer insomnia, stress or IBS symptoms... The fact you are researching therapists is a great first step to creating the life you want. I know it can be overwhelming looking for a therapist but is also a rewarding and life-changing experience. It is because of this that I am committed to providing you with an informative, supportive and professional experience. My aim is to provide you with a safe space to reflect on your life and to help you create solutions that will get you to a place of feeling more confident, balanced and content.
Are you looking to overcome anxiety, OCD or phobias? Perhaps you want to conquer insomnia, stress or IBS symptoms... The fact you are researching therapists is a great first step to creating the life you want. I know it can be overwhelming looking for a therapist but is also a rewarding and life-changing experience. It is because of this that I am committed to providing you with an informative, supportive and professional experience. My aim is to provide you with a safe space to reflect on your life and to help you create solutions that will get you to a place of feeling more confident, balanced and content.
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Photo of Julia Kouyoumdjian, Counsellor in Manchester, England
Julia Kouyoumdjian
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M14
I work with bereavement, other losses, work related stress, anxiety, general stress disorder, body image, self-esteem issues, ADHD, eating disorders, panic attacks, insomnia, fertility issues and PTSD.
As an experienced counsellor in my 40s, my approach is to get to know you as an individual and create a safe space where you can explore your thoughts, feelings and actions, free from any judgement. The counselling I provide is a solution focused talking therapy where my full attention, empathy, and respect for you will always be present. It will challenge you to think about how you can change any negative thoughts or patterns that are occurring, so you can live the life you want to lead in a healthier and more authentic way. I work with adults of all ages, genders, backgrounds and cultures.
I work with bereavement, other losses, work related stress, anxiety, general stress disorder, body image, self-esteem issues, ADHD, eating disorders, panic attacks, insomnia, fertility issues and PTSD.
As an experienced counsellor in my 40s, my approach is to get to know you as an individual and create a safe space where you can explore your thoughts, feelings and actions, free from any judgement. The counselling I provide is a solution focused talking therapy where my full attention, empathy, and respect for you will always be present. It will challenge you to think about how you can change any negative thoughts or patterns that are occurring, so you can live the life you want to lead in a healthier and more authentic way. I work with adults of all ages, genders, backgrounds and cultures.
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Photo of Sarah Kilcullen, Psychotherapist in Manchester, England
Sarah Kilcullen
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Manchester M25
I became a therapist because I like people - I like to understand their stories and how that has brought them to where they are. When you are feeling stuck because of anxiety or depression it is usually pretty difficult to believe anyone would want to listen. Well I do. I want to help you discover and explore the events, thoughts, feelings, and patterns of behaviour that have made you feel trapped so that you can make changes. Imagine being able to see your friends, attend events, even just sleep, without anxious or self critical thoughts wearing you down. That is what therapy with me can offer.
I became a therapist because I like people - I like to understand their stories and how that has brought them to where they are. When you are feeling stuck because of anxiety or depression it is usually pretty difficult to believe anyone would want to listen. Well I do. I want to help you discover and explore the events, thoughts, feelings, and patterns of behaviour that have made you feel trapped so that you can make changes. Imagine being able to see your friends, attend events, even just sleep, without anxious or self critical thoughts wearing you down. That is what therapy with me can offer.
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Daniel Quinn
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Manchester M30
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a structured, psychological approach recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) for the treatment of a number of common difficulties including: Depression, Panic Disorder, GAD (Worry) Social Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Health Anxiety and specific phobias. Additionally, I can offer support with issues such as low self esteem, anger, stress, poor sleep etc. You do not need a formal diagnosis, together we can collaboratively explore your thoughts and feelings.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a structured, psychological approach recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) for the treatment of a number of common difficulties including: Depression, Panic Disorder, GAD (Worry) Social Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Health Anxiety and specific phobias. Additionally, I can offer support with issues such as low self esteem, anger, stress, poor sleep etc. You do not need a formal diagnosis, together we can collaboratively explore your thoughts and feelings.
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Photo of Roger Jayamanne, Psychotherapist in Manchester, England
Roger Jayamanne
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M2
Suffering with our mental health is very hard to find relief from, finding ourselves going around in circles and losing touch with our previous lifestyle, wondering 'am I ever going to find a way out?' I offer you face-to-face sessions in a nurturing, non-judgemental environment . I work as an Integrative therapist so that your sessions are tailored to your needs. I predominantly draw upon Person Centred Therapy, ACT, CBT and Transactional Analysis to address issues such as: anxiety; trauma; depression/lack of motivation; disturbed sleep; performance/productivity, relationships/social interaction; existential angst/lack of meaning
Suffering with our mental health is very hard to find relief from, finding ourselves going around in circles and losing touch with our previous lifestyle, wondering 'am I ever going to find a way out?' I offer you face-to-face sessions in a nurturing, non-judgemental environment . I work as an Integrative therapist so that your sessions are tailored to your needs. I predominantly draw upon Person Centred Therapy, ACT, CBT and Transactional Analysis to address issues such as: anxiety; trauma; depression/lack of motivation; disturbed sleep; performance/productivity, relationships/social interaction; existential angst/lack of meaning
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Photo of Ewa (Eva) Karwacka, Psychologist in Manchester, England
Ewa (Eva) Karwacka
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Manchester M21
I have two areas of specialism. One is working with adults, who are experiencing high levels of stress and anxiety. This could be in relation to your job, health or relationships with other people. The second is working with parents of young children, when parenthood becomes tricky for whatever reason, or when children struggle with anxiety or activities of daily living (such as behaviour, emotional regulation, social skills, sleep, toileting, etc.)
I have two areas of specialism. One is working with adults, who are experiencing high levels of stress and anxiety. This could be in relation to your job, health or relationships with other people. The second is working with parents of young children, when parenthood becomes tricky for whatever reason, or when children struggle with anxiety or activities of daily living (such as behaviour, emotional regulation, social skills, sleep, toileting, etc.)
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Photo of Lucy Semple, Counsellor in Manchester, England
Lucy Semple
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M1
Guide you on proven self-help/CBT informed techniques that will help you cope with worry, overthinking, poor sleep, low-mood and low-motivation and low self-esteem.
Lets be honest, finding the right counsellor can feel very daunting, especially with so many profiles to read so I'll try to keep it simple. I provide a confidential, non-judgmental, safe space where you can feel comfortable opening up about your inner most thoughts and feelings. We can explore things like your relationships, your history and childhood, bereavements, the impact of the pandemic on you or anything that you feel you need to gain clarity on or offload. The sessions are yours to use however you feel is needed and I will be there to support and encourage you on your journey. It's an hour to focus on you!
Guide you on proven self-help/CBT informed techniques that will help you cope with worry, overthinking, poor sleep, low-mood and low-motivation and low self-esteem.
Lets be honest, finding the right counsellor can feel very daunting, especially with so many profiles to read so I'll try to keep it simple. I provide a confidential, non-judgmental, safe space where you can feel comfortable opening up about your inner most thoughts and feelings. We can explore things like your relationships, your history and childhood, bereavements, the impact of the pandemic on you or anything that you feel you need to gain clarity on or offload. The sessions are yours to use however you feel is needed and I will be there to support and encourage you on your journey. It's an hour to focus on you!
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Photo of Dr Neesha Patel, Psychologist in Manchester, England
Dr Neesha Patel
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Health Psych.
Verified Verified
Manchester M23
Are you struggling to come to terms with a new health condition, or having a hard time managing a long-term health condition, or need support with making lifestyle changes such as weight, diet, eating habits, poor sleep, & exercise? Making changes is hard and can lead to feelings of anxiety, depression and hopelessness. I am a Senior Health Psychologist (part-time) in the NHS and work with patients living with diabetes and other chronic illnesses. I work with health professionals experiencing difficult issues at work or in their home life due to Long Covid. I can help you live the life you want and provide the support you need.
Are you struggling to come to terms with a new health condition, or having a hard time managing a long-term health condition, or need support with making lifestyle changes such as weight, diet, eating habits, poor sleep, & exercise? Making changes is hard and can lead to feelings of anxiety, depression and hopelessness. I am a Senior Health Psychologist (part-time) in the NHS and work with patients living with diabetes and other chronic illnesses. I work with health professionals experiencing difficult issues at work or in their home life due to Long Covid. I can help you live the life you want and provide the support you need.
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Photo of Susan Carr, Counsellor in Manchester, England
Susan Carr
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Manchester M2
From improved sleep to reduced overwhelm, therapy has the potential to bring about profound positive change.
Do you feel overwhelmed, low, or stuck? Are you weighed down by stress, anxiety, or uncertainty? Maybe you feel like you are enduring life rather than enjoying it? You don't have to face these challenges alone. Having worked in law in my first career as a commercial litigation solicitor I understand the demands and pressures of modern life. In fact, it was through my own experience of work-related stress that lead me to re-training as a counsellor.
From improved sleep to reduced overwhelm, therapy has the potential to bring about profound positive change.
Do you feel overwhelmed, low, or stuck? Are you weighed down by stress, anxiety, or uncertainty? Maybe you feel like you are enduring life rather than enjoying it? You don't have to face these challenges alone. Having worked in law in my first career as a commercial litigation solicitor I understand the demands and pressures of modern life. In fact, it was through my own experience of work-related stress that lead me to re-training as a counsellor.
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Photo of Daisy Samantha Dixon, Psychotherapist in Manchester, England
Daisy Samantha Dixon
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M38
At the same time, working on deep routed mental health issues that are contributing to unhelpful repetitive negative thoughts, low levels of self-esteem, sleep issues and more.
I have over 19 years experience working with people - My clients come to me, when they feel overwhelmed, exhausted and in need of support - they can't manage their thoughts, relationships, behaviours alone any longer and they need someone to talk to in a confidential, non-judgmental way. Together we explore, unpick, understand and make changes, so that life can become more manageable, enjoyable and less exhausting. For me, each of my clients are individuals, and its about getting the right balance - seeing what works and what doesn't work for them, promoting change together.
At the same time, working on deep routed mental health issues that are contributing to unhelpful repetitive negative thoughts, low levels of self-esteem, sleep issues and more.
I have over 19 years experience working with people - My clients come to me, when they feel overwhelmed, exhausted and in need of support - they can't manage their thoughts, relationships, behaviours alone any longer and they need someone to talk to in a confidential, non-judgmental way. Together we explore, unpick, understand and make changes, so that life can become more manageable, enjoyable and less exhausting. For me, each of my clients are individuals, and its about getting the right balance - seeing what works and what doesn't work for them, promoting change together.
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Photo of Claire Crilly, Counsellor in Manchester, England
Claire Crilly
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M1  (Online Only)
Front Line Workers Specialism: Is the toll of your work grinding you down? Do you experience burnout? Has witnessing death and trauma impacted you in ways which are difficult to describe? Is there a sense of losing who you once were? Witnessing devastation, shift work, mistrust in management, lack of sleep, feeling undervalued, high workloads, poor work culture, relationship difficulties, dynamic stressful working environments and intrusive negative memories all contribute to an ever increasing proportion of emergency service workers suffering from anxiety, depression, PTSD, suicide ideation and suicide. So who helps the helper?
Front Line Workers Specialism: Is the toll of your work grinding you down? Do you experience burnout? Has witnessing death and trauma impacted you in ways which are difficult to describe? Is there a sense of losing who you once were? Witnessing devastation, shift work, mistrust in management, lack of sleep, feeling undervalued, high workloads, poor work culture, relationship difficulties, dynamic stressful working environments and intrusive negative memories all contribute to an ever increasing proportion of emergency service workers suffering from anxiety, depression, PTSD, suicide ideation and suicide. So who helps the helper?
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Photo of Dr Ada Siu, Psychologist in Manchester, England
Dr Ada Siu
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Health Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Manchester M1  (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).
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Photo of Dr Louise Roper, Psychologist in Manchester, England
Dr Louise Roper
Psychologist, HCPC - Health Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Manchester M1  (Online Only)
g changes in sleep, mood, worry, exercise habits, relationships & support).
I am a Principal Health Psychologist (part time) in the NHS who supports people with chronic illness, including Long Covid. I also support people with issues with their sleep, people with chronic fatigue & those with pain. I would like to help you get back to the life you want to live and support you to live well despite what is going on for you at this point in time. I also work with health professionals who are experiencing burnout or other difficult issues either at work or in their home life.
g changes in sleep, mood, worry, exercise habits, relationships & support).
I am a Principal Health Psychologist (part time) in the NHS who supports people with chronic illness, including Long Covid. I also support people with issues with their sleep, people with chronic fatigue & those with pain. I would like to help you get back to the life you want to live and support you to live well despite what is going on for you at this point in time. I also work with health professionals who are experiencing burnout or other difficult issues either at work or in their home life.
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Photo of Steve Howey, Counsellor in Manchester, England
Steve Howey
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M1
Life can feel overwhelming and too much, and you want help. You might be struggling with anxiety, depression, a bereavement, low self-esteem, family issues, or many other problems. I have seen time and again that counselling can be an excellent tool in maintaining and improving your mental health. Many of my clients attest to feeling different after our sessions. Such as a sense of feeling calmer even after an introductory call, or first session. Some clients have found they sleep better after a few sessions, or have reduced panic attacks. Some clients spiral less, feel more in control of their life or may feel more confident.
Life can feel overwhelming and too much, and you want help. You might be struggling with anxiety, depression, a bereavement, low self-esteem, family issues, or many other problems. I have seen time and again that counselling can be an excellent tool in maintaining and improving your mental health. Many of my clients attest to feeling different after our sessions. Such as a sense of feeling calmer even after an introductory call, or first session. Some clients have found they sleep better after a few sessions, or have reduced panic attacks. Some clients spiral less, feel more in control of their life or may feel more confident.
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Photo of Francesca Sciandra, Psychotherapist in Manchester, England
Francesca Sciandra
Psychotherapist, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
Manchester M1  (Online Only)
My areas of expertise are anxiety, depression, low confidence, and relationship difficulties. I help my clients explore and resolve a range of issues, including loneliness, anger, grief, attachment difficulties, sexual issues, and sleep problems. I also support my clients with healing after complex life experiences, processing trauma, and treating post-traumatic stress responses. I offer support in processing and integrating psychedelic experiences and non-ordinary states of consciousness.
My areas of expertise are anxiety, depression, low confidence, and relationship difficulties. I help my clients explore and resolve a range of issues, including loneliness, anger, grief, attachment difficulties, sexual issues, and sleep problems. I also support my clients with healing after complex life experiences, processing trauma, and treating post-traumatic stress responses. I offer support in processing and integrating psychedelic experiences and non-ordinary states of consciousness.
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Photo of Dr Nadia Balmain, Psychologist in Manchester, England
Dr Nadia Balmain
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Manchester M1
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.
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Photo of Dr Aneesa Shariff | Ocd | Panic | Ptsd | Worry | Social Anx, Psychologist in Manchester, England
Dr Aneesa Shariff | Ocd | Panic | Ptsd | Worry | Social Anx
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Manchester M1
You may be successful and high achieving but your worries and tendency to go over worst case scenarios in your head are so hard to control. Perhaps your anxiety is making it difficult for you to sleep well, relax, causing problems in your relationships, or bringing on panic attacks. You may have been coping by trying to block the worries out or avoid the situations that trigger your anxiety, but this is only making it harder for you to be present in your life and relationships the way you want to be. I'm here to help and let you know that you can learn to live life in the moment and learn to trust in your coping skills again.
You may be successful and high achieving but your worries and tendency to go over worst case scenarios in your head are so hard to control. Perhaps your anxiety is making it difficult for you to sleep well, relax, causing problems in your relationships, or bringing on panic attacks. You may have been coping by trying to block the worries out or avoid the situations that trigger your anxiety, but this is only making it harder for you to be present in your life and relationships the way you want to be. I'm here to help and let you know that you can learn to live life in the moment and learn to trust in your coping skills again.
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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.