Sleep or Insomnia Counselling in Oxford

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Sleep Well Oxford - Oxford Sleep Clinic
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Oxford OX1  (Online Only)
Sleep Well Oxford is an online sleep clinic providing diagnostics and evidence-based treatment for a range of non-respiratory sleep disorders, including insomnia. It is run by Dr Dimitri Gavriloff, a Clinical Psychologist and ESRS Certified Sleep Medicine Specialist. As well as running Sleep Well Oxford, Dr Gavriloff works for Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust where he runs a non-respiratory sleep service, and for the Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience Institute, University of Oxford where he is a Clinical Tutor in Sleep Medicine and leads the training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I).
Sleep Well Oxford is an online sleep clinic providing diagnostics and evidence-based treatment for a range of non-respiratory sleep disorders, including insomnia. It is run by Dr Dimitri Gavriloff, a Clinical Psychologist and ESRS Certified Sleep Medicine Specialist. As well as running Sleep Well Oxford, Dr Gavriloff works for Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust where he runs a non-respiratory sleep service, and for the Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience Institute, University of Oxford where he is a Clinical Tutor in Sleep Medicine and leads the training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I).
01865 953380 View 01865 953380
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Penelope Toff
MBBS
Verified Verified
Oxford OX1
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 Olivia Collier
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Oxford OX1  (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.
020 3947 6125 View 020 3947 6125
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Dr Elizabeth Howl
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Oxford OX1
When something unexpected comes into your life, such as a traumatic event, physical health condition, or mental health problem, you can feel like your world has been turned upside down. You might wonder if you will ever get back to being the person you used to be and if you will ever enjoy life again. You might experience anxiety, episodes of panic, struggle with constant negative thoughts, be unable to sleep, isolate yourself and push away those you care most about. Whatever you are struggling with, please get in touch and together we can help you move towards the life you want to lead.
When something unexpected comes into your life, such as a traumatic event, physical health condition, or mental health problem, you can feel like your world has been turned upside down. You might wonder if you will ever get back to being the person you used to be and if you will ever enjoy life again. You might experience anxiety, episodes of panic, struggle with constant negative thoughts, be unable to sleep, isolate yourself and push away those you care most about. Whatever you are struggling with, please get in touch and together we can help you move towards the life you want to lead.
01442 504528 View 01442 504528
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Krishan Mistry
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oxford OX2  (Online Only)
I have over 10 years’ experience working within primary care mental health settings & I am passionate about supporting individuals in their journey to understand and re-connect with themselves and others. I work with clients experiencing a wide range of difficulties, including generalised anxiety disorder, social phobia, depression, trauma, low self-esteem, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), health anxiety, sleep issues & work-related stress.
I have over 10 years’ experience working within primary care mental health settings & I am passionate about supporting individuals in their journey to understand and re-connect with themselves and others. I work with clients experiencing a wide range of difficulties, including generalised anxiety disorder, social phobia, depression, trauma, low self-esteem, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), health anxiety, sleep issues & work-related stress.
0116 478 4011 View 0116 478 4011
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Dr Debbie Lovell
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Oxford OX3
The interplay of mind and body is also central to the common mental health concerns I typically work with such as anxiety, anger, depression, trauma, eating disturbances and difficulties with sleep.
I am one of a small number of practitioners in the UK who is dually qualified as a chartered psychologist and a clinical sexologist/sex therapist. My clients may seek help for a specific sexual difficulty such as desire or arousal concerns; or may experience broader distress such as anxiety, low self esteem or perfectionism which also manifests in their sexual and relational world. My specialist interest in sexual difficulties emerged naturally from my interdisciplinary background of psychology and physiology.
The interplay of mind and body is also central to the common mental health concerns I typically work with such as anxiety, anger, depression, trauma, eating disturbances and difficulties with sleep.
I am one of a small number of practitioners in the UK who is dually qualified as a chartered psychologist and a clinical sexologist/sex therapist. My clients may seek help for a specific sexual difficulty such as desire or arousal concerns; or may experience broader distress such as anxiety, low self esteem or perfectionism which also manifests in their sexual and relational world. My specialist interest in sexual difficulties emerged naturally from my interdisciplinary background of psychology and physiology.
020 3909 9821 View 020 3909 9821
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Emma Jane Woo
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Oxford OX4
I am dedicated to making therapy feel more accessible and less scary. I know it can be difficult to make that first step and to move forward and learn to trust a therapist. I try to work in a way that is sensitive to individual need and preference, as well as being open to constructive criticism from clients so that I can better serve them. I want therapy with me to be a positive experience for you.
I am dedicated to making therapy feel more accessible and less scary. I know it can be difficult to make that first step and to move forward and learn to trust a therapist. I try to work in a way that is sensitive to individual need and preference, as well as being open to constructive criticism from clients so that I can better serve them. I want therapy with me to be a positive experience for you.
01865 638421 View 01865 638421
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Stephanie Kucan
MSc
Verified Verified
Oxford OX2
I support young people who may have learning or sensory processing difficulties, or difficulties with mood and self regulation. We work together to develop coping strategies, explore ways to help themselves calm or change unhelpful patterns of thinking and behaving. The aim is to be able to be kinder to ourselves, feel better and engage with the world.
I support young people who may have learning or sensory processing difficulties, or difficulties with mood and self regulation. We work together to develop coping strategies, explore ways to help themselves calm or change unhelpful patterns of thinking and behaving. The aim is to be able to be kinder to ourselves, feel better and engage with the world.
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Annabelle Joy
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Oxford OX33
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is an evidenced based therapy that helps us to understand how we think, affects how we behave, and how we feel. It is a collaborative therapy. I believe the relationship built between the therapist and client helps deliver a positive therapeutic outcome. I work with my clients to build a formulation of their difficulties using CBT skills and techniques. We work together to understand what is maintaining the problem and how we can change our thoughts, thinking styles and behaviours. We gently learn to face our fears and to stop using controlling or avoidant behaviours.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is an evidenced based therapy that helps us to understand how we think, affects how we behave, and how we feel. It is a collaborative therapy. I believe the relationship built between the therapist and client helps deliver a positive therapeutic outcome. I work with my clients to build a formulation of their difficulties using CBT skills and techniques. We work together to understand what is maintaining the problem and how we can change our thoughts, thinking styles and behaviours. We gently learn to face our fears and to stop using controlling or avoidant behaviours.
01865 638059 View 01865 638059
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Sacha Barlow
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Oxford OX2
People come to therapy for all sorts of reasons, and often when life has not been easy. Choosing a therapy, and a therapist often adds to the confusion of obstacles to be overcome at such a difficult time. I am a fully qualified and accredited counsellor and psychotherapist and qualified supervisor of other therapists. I do not claim to have the answers, but I can offer you a quiet calm space in which you can take time to explore your life with someone who is non judgemental and who wants to support you in your goals.
People come to therapy for all sorts of reasons, and often when life has not been easy. Choosing a therapy, and a therapist often adds to the confusion of obstacles to be overcome at such a difficult time. I am a fully qualified and accredited counsellor and psychotherapist and qualified supervisor of other therapists. I do not claim to have the answers, but I can offer you a quiet calm space in which you can take time to explore your life with someone who is non judgemental and who wants to support you in your goals.
01865 411328 View 01865 411328
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Nigel John Moyse
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Oxford OX2
If you are looking for someone to really listen to what you have to say and, where appropriate, to reflect back some non-judgemental comment, I think I could be the person you are looking for. With twelve years as a therapist and twenty-five years membership of the British Psychological Society (with a degree in that subject as well as a masters in cognitive science and over ten years working for an employee assistance provider, mostly recruiting and training therapists) I have the knowledge and experience to offer you a warm and empathic service.
If you are looking for someone to really listen to what you have to say and, where appropriate, to reflect back some non-judgemental comment, I think I could be the person you are looking for. With twelve years as a therapist and twenty-five years membership of the British Psychological Society (with a degree in that subject as well as a masters in cognitive science and over ten years working for an employee assistance provider, mostly recruiting and training therapists) I have the knowledge and experience to offer you a warm and empathic service.
01865 411146 View 01865 411146
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Sharmila Kaduskar
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Oxford OX3
You may seem to the world to be successful, sure of yourself, and in control whilst feeling increasingly isolated as you battle, perhaps in secret, with your fear, anxiety, loneliness or past. You may sense that part of you is hidden, maybe even from yourself, tripping you up when it matters most, that your life is not quite what you hoped or your choices are unfulfilling. You may wish to know your own heart, to be on your own side, and to be able engage authentically and meaningfully with your life. Working together we can listen out for your quiet inner voice, the one that already knows you and already knows how to be.
You may seem to the world to be successful, sure of yourself, and in control whilst feeling increasingly isolated as you battle, perhaps in secret, with your fear, anxiety, loneliness or past. You may sense that part of you is hidden, maybe even from yourself, tripping you up when it matters most, that your life is not quite what you hoped or your choices are unfulfilling. You may wish to know your own heart, to be on your own side, and to be able engage authentically and meaningfully with your life. Working together we can listen out for your quiet inner voice, the one that already knows you and already knows how to be.
01865 900536 View 01865 900536
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Anicca Moxley-Wyles (Online Practice)
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Oxford OX4  (Online Only)
I offer a non-judgemental, safe environment to help you understand yourself and your life. Counselling can support you to find your own insights, new ways of being with yourself and others, and work towards healing and freedom. It can be a space to get things off your chest, rest or reset, find perspective and understanding in life and relationships, as well as having someone to really hear and be with you as you share and explore what is difficult. My practice is informed by Buddhist philosophy and meditation, which I have been exploring and supporting others with for over 15 years, emphasising embodied awareness and compassion.
I offer a non-judgemental, safe environment to help you understand yourself and your life. Counselling can support you to find your own insights, new ways of being with yourself and others, and work towards healing and freedom. It can be a space to get things off your chest, rest or reset, find perspective and understanding in life and relationships, as well as having someone to really hear and be with you as you share and explore what is difficult. My practice is informed by Buddhist philosophy and meditation, which I have been exploring and supporting others with for over 15 years, emphasising embodied awareness and compassion.
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Dr Nithura Sivarajah
Psychotherapist, PsychD, HCPC-Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Oxford OX1  (Online Only)
I am an experienced senior clinical psychologist (trained at Oxford University). I offer assessments and treatment for adolescents and adults facing a range of difficulties including, mood disorders (e.g., depression, bipolar disorder, relationship difficulties), anxiety disorders (e.g., social anxiety, OCD, panic, psychosis), trauma (e.g., PTSD, attachment difficulties), ADHD and autism, and low self esteem. The therapy I offer is integrative and draws on CBT, ACT, Compassion based therapies, DBT, EMDR and Systemic Therapy. I highly value the importance of developing a safe, trustworthy and empathic therapeutic relationship.
I am an experienced senior clinical psychologist (trained at Oxford University). I offer assessments and treatment for adolescents and adults facing a range of difficulties including, mood disorders (e.g., depression, bipolar disorder, relationship difficulties), anxiety disorders (e.g., social anxiety, OCD, panic, psychosis), trauma (e.g., PTSD, attachment difficulties), ADHD and autism, and low self esteem. The therapy I offer is integrative and draws on CBT, ACT, Compassion based therapies, DBT, EMDR and Systemic Therapy. I highly value the importance of developing a safe, trustworthy and empathic therapeutic relationship.
01235 639394 View 01235 639394
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Megan Prowse
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Oxford OX4  (Online Only)
Hi there! I would very much like to help you with your difficulties. I am currently providing online and phone therapy sessions rather than any face to face sessions. I have worked within and outside of the NHS for over 10 years specialising in anxiety/depression/trauma/ physical illness/ self esteem. However as a Clinical Psychologist I work with all ages and difficulties either individually or with couples and families. I am fully accredited as CBT therapist as well as a Clinical Psychologist so draw on many different therapies to tailor treatment to suit your needs.
Hi there! I would very much like to help you with your difficulties. I am currently providing online and phone therapy sessions rather than any face to face sessions. I have worked within and outside of the NHS for over 10 years specialising in anxiety/depression/trauma/ physical illness/ self esteem. However as a Clinical Psychologist I work with all ages and difficulties either individually or with couples and families. I am fully accredited as CBT therapist as well as a Clinical Psychologist so draw on many different therapies to tailor treatment to suit your needs.
01865 900924 View 01865 900924
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Dr Nargis Islam
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Oxford OX2  (Online Only)
I provide a client -centred, compassionate and non-judgemental psychological therapy service, and my approach to therapeutic work is to be open and collaborative. Central to my approach is the importance of the therapeutic relationship; a safe and supportive space within which you can work on achieving positive change. I am trained and accredited in a range of evidence based therapeutic models and I draw on these to provide a therapy that is tailored to your individual needs and will focus on helping you to achieve your goals. I am particularly interested in helping people to recognise, connect to and develop their strengths.
I provide a client -centred, compassionate and non-judgemental psychological therapy service, and my approach to therapeutic work is to be open and collaborative. Central to my approach is the importance of the therapeutic relationship; a safe and supportive space within which you can work on achieving positive change. I am trained and accredited in a range of evidence based therapeutic models and I draw on these to provide a therapy that is tailored to your individual needs and will focus on helping you to achieve your goals. I am particularly interested in helping people to recognise, connect to and develop their strengths.
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Marianne Dorothee Broeker
Psychologist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Oxford OX2
I provide focused therapy that will help you to see your patterns and emotions as well as moral and ethical challenges arising from interpersonal and social contexts better, to then allow you to change them. Obstacles to change are very subtle, often almost invisible. Self-awareness can redirect your energies to creating more positive states of mind. We will work on how ethical and moral dilemmas arise between people, how this interacts with different life experiences that impact your personality and how that then affects your psychological well being.
I provide focused therapy that will help you to see your patterns and emotions as well as moral and ethical challenges arising from interpersonal and social contexts better, to then allow you to change them. Obstacles to change are very subtle, often almost invisible. Self-awareness can redirect your energies to creating more positive states of mind. We will work on how ethical and moral dilemmas arise between people, how this interacts with different life experiences that impact your personality and how that then affects your psychological well being.
01865 638266 View 01865 638266
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Dr Olivia Quetier
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Oxford OX4
I am a French psychologist and perform psychotherapy in French in Oxford.It is possible to meet a few times to provide supportive therapy. It is possible to perform psychotherapy. It will allow you to overcome certain difficulties, certain repetitions that punctuate your life, certain symptoms. It is possible to engage in psychoanalysis. Work will be done around the issues unconscious of the difficulties encountered.
I am a French psychologist and perform psychotherapy in French in Oxford.It is possible to meet a few times to provide supportive therapy. It is possible to perform psychotherapy. It will allow you to overcome certain difficulties, certain repetitions that punctuate your life, certain symptoms. It is possible to engage in psychoanalysis. Work will be done around the issues unconscious of the difficulties encountered.
01865 638614 View 01865 638614
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Kina Malmberg-Lovatt
Psychotherapist, PsychD, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Oxford OX2
I am an Integrative Psychotherapist and Counsellor with over 17 years experience, a qualified Couples Counsellor and a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP). I feel passionate about helping my clients, be it dealing with anxiety, depression, marriage and other relationship difficulties, addressing trauma including Complex-PTSD and childhood trauma, achieving personal growth or wanting to get on better in life or at work.
I am an Integrative Psychotherapist and Counsellor with over 17 years experience, a qualified Couples Counsellor and a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP). I feel passionate about helping my clients, be it dealing with anxiety, depression, marriage and other relationship difficulties, addressing trauma including Complex-PTSD and childhood trauma, achieving personal growth or wanting to get on better in life or at work.
01865 953324 View 01865 953324
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Dolly (Wendy) McLaughlin
Counsellor, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Oxford OX1
Adults, Children, couples and families. Suffering anxiety, depression, effects of trauma or just want to review some difficult years?
Adults, Children, couples and families. Suffering anxiety, depression, effects of trauma or just want to review some difficult years?
01865 671997 View 01865 671997
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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.