SLEEP

Are You Sleeping?

“Lack of sleep was causing me a great deal of distress, however, after the first consultation with Dr Chris, I felt calmer and reassured that he would be able to offer me the support and help that I needed.” 

The Importance Of

Good Sleep

Sleep keeps us physically healthy, helps us perform better and has a huge impact on our wellbeing. Poor sleep has been shown to be linked to a huge range of physical, emotional and cognitive issues including:

  • cardiovascular disease
  • diabetes
  • hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • fatigue
  • anxiety
  • tension
  • irritability
  • low mood
  • feeling desperate/being ‘at wit’s end’
  • memory problems
  • poor concentration

In short, getting a decent night’s sleep is really important. And the good news is that there are proven effective treatments available, so we believe no one should have to put up with sleepless nights.

We can help

Insomnia Treatment 

Insomnia is much more common than you may think, with around 1 in 3 people reporting they have experienced sleep issues in the past year and around 1 in 5 of us meeting full clinical criteria for insomnia.

Our treatment programme uses Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia (CBTi) which is the gold standard treatment for insomnia and is recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and the World Health Organisation (WHO). It is a brief course of treatment with research proving its effectiveness in the treatment of insomnia.

Our insomnia treatment programme (CBTi) includes:

  • A thorough sleep assessment split into three stages including screening for other common sleep disorders, a detailed clinical interview and analysis of your sleep data.
  • A course of CBTi treatment sessions.

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What Our Clients Say

Specialist Support

Other Sleep Problems

Poor sleep is not just about insomnia. We also screen and provide support and advice for other sleep problems including:

  • Shift work sleep problems.
  • Issues using a CPAP machine. CPAP is the leading treatment for sleep apnoea, but anxiety about using CPAP is really common which can have a negative effect on its success. We can help you overcome any anxieties you have about using your CPAP device, helping you to get the maximum benefit from your CPAP treatment.
  • Narcolepsy, using CBT-N programme which provides help for living with narcolepsy and other hypersomnias.
  • Parasomnias e.g. night terrors, sleepwalking, sleep-related eating disorder.
  • Paradoxical insomnia.
  • Circadian rhythm sleep-wake disorders

We Can Help

Get In Touch

We work with clients from all over the UK and internationally from our base in Abergavenny, South Wales.

Our virtual clinic means you can access online therapy, assessment or consultation via secure video call or phone from anywhere in the world. You will need a quiet, calm, safe space away from distractions and interruptions, a computer, tablet or phone with a camera and microphone, and a good internet connection. A comfy chair is always a bonus!