Everyone at some point in their lives will experience sleep disturbance. It may happen because of a number of factors, such as a period of stress, grief, relationship difficulties, needing to pee at night, or even hormonal issues.
In the main, things will often sort themselves out, but sometimes sleep problems may continue for some time and you can’t find a way to improve things by yourself.
In some cases, you may even start to experience insomnia, which is a sleep disorder, causing sleeplessness. This can present as difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep. Followed by daytime sleepiness, low energy, irritability, and a depressed mood
Sleep is a vital part of your everyday life and if you aren’t sleeping well, you probably feel like you aren’t doing anything well!
It starts to take its toll on every area of your life, on your mind, body, relationships, work and social life.
As a therapist we talk about sleep being like “the low hanging fruit of therapy”, because if you can manage your sleep and wake feeling refreshed, then other things start to improve as well.
As an Occupational Therapist, I have lots of tools in my kit bag, to help you explore where the problems may lie and how to resolve them.
You’ll complete a pre-assessment questionnaire and following a thorough consultation, we will work together to devise an action plan specific to your needs (no cookie cutter approaches here).
The number of sessions and what we focus on, will very much depend on what your needs are; but we will consider your routine, sleep hygiene, increase your understanding of sleep (because knowledge is power), provide advice, support you to take action and use a CBTI (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia) approach, which is the firstline treatment recommended by NICE.
1 hour sessions to include treatment planning and clinical note writing = £150
The number of sessions required will vary according to your personal needs.
Payment by instalments is possible for blocks of sessions, please contact Tracey HERE to discuss your needs
Appointments are available online, or face to face in Whitstable
Tracey has given talks and supported many clients with their sleep difficulties throughout her 31 years of experience. She also co-authored a book “Unlocked, from surviving to thriving”, where she discusses strategies on how to Sleep Soundly and Finding Balance.