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Sheffield Sleep Clinic

Do you struggle to get to sleep at night?

Are you awake for long periods of the night?

Do you wake up with feelings of panic?

Do you feel like you have tried ‘all the things’ to improve your sleep?

 

I provide assessment and sleep therapy for all forms of insomnia and sleep difficulties.

 

Chronic sleep deprivation affects so many parts of your life but can quickly be resolved when you take the action to fix your sleep at the appropriate level.

Having specialised in insomnia and sleep issues for a number of years, I have discovered the best tools and techniques to get to the heart of the issue and retrain your body and mind to sleep well.  I use a combination of CBT, mindfulness, NLP, Hypnotherapy and common sense to help you to get the good nights sleep you need.

My aim is to give you a great understanding of your sleep and how to protect it so that not only can we get you sleeping well now, you can also prevent issues from taking hold again in the future.

 

The success of my therapeutic work with sleep and insomnia led to me founding ‘Sleep Seekers’ which takes my anyone across the globe to access my sleep therapy programme. I also speak at conferences, deliver workplace workshops, feature on podcasts and other media to provide education and support around sleep issues.

In 2019 I was a finalist in the MPower National Business Awards for my work with sleep issues.

 

My unique SAFE model allows me to teach you strategies and techniques that cover the 4 significant areas needed to get your sleep back on track.

Sleep Education – The fundamental piece of the puzzle which allows you to feel more in control and make sense of every other piece of the process.

Adrenalin Reset – We need to reset your body clock and get your body chemistry back on track to promote sleep.

Freeing Your Mind – The way your mind works has a big impact on your sleep. We need to make sure your mind is allowing you to get enough sleep and for it to be good quality sleep.

Ecology Check – The final part of my sleep therapy process is to make sure you can sleep naturally and flexibly without the need to rely on medications, sleeping in a separate bed etc.

It does not matter when your sleep issues started or why sleep became an issue. As human beings, we were designed to sleep and my aim is to help you press the ‘reset’ button and get your sleep restored to how it is meant to be.

There are 2 ways you can work with me to get your sleep problem resolved.

 

1-1 sessions in my Sheffield clinic or online

In the initial assessment I will ask you questions about your current sleep situation and lifestyle as well as take the details of any medications you are taking. I may ask you to keep a sleep diary to maximise my understanding of your day to day experiences of sleep.

We will then use this assessment to inform are main areas of focus for treatment.

Informed by my SAFE model, typically, we will focus on:

  • Managing unhelpful thoughts
  • Understanding the sleep cycle and how we can positively influence it
  • Reducing the fear and anxiety associated with sleep
  • Changing unhelpful and unwanted behaviours
  • Creating positive associations to sleep and bedtime

I ask you to practice short and simple techniques and strategies between sessions and you may be asked to make some simple changes to your routine.

1-1 sessions with me online or in person cost £60 per session.

Around 6 sessions is average for working on this issue. Some people choose to have more or less and some people choose to go on to work on another problem.

Contact me to enquire about whether this is right for you and my availability.

 

Total Sleep Reset Programme

The ‘Total Sleep Reset Programme’ is everything from my sleep therapy model packaged online for you to access wherever and whenever suits you. All the content is taught by me through videos and audio tracks teach you the techniques I will ask you to practice. This programme contains everything you need to transform your sleep as well as 1-1 support from me to get your questions answered and help you work through any difficulties.

Once you enrol and pay for the programme, you will be given immediate access so you can get started straight away. The programme is delivered to you over a six week period but you have ongoing access so can revisit sections at any time.

The ‘Total Sleep Reset’ Programme costs £297 or 2 x £167.

Find out more here

 

 

Click on a case study to read more…

Hannah’s Story – Insomnia
Hannah was managing 3-4 hours sleep on a good night. It would usually take her at least 3 hours to get to sleep and some nights she didn’t sleep at all. She found that she could often drop off in front of the TV but would be wide awake when she went to bed. She described feeling that she was seeing the world through a mist and couldn’t concentrate properly or remember things due to her tiredness. She was very tearful and frustrated with herself most days and constantly felt worried about how she would cope with the day.She says:‘I am now sleeping soundly for 8 hours a night which is far more than I ever expected. In many ways it has exceeded my goals as I believed I would never sleep well again. I feel that the experience has been beyond positive and I would recommend hypnotherapy to anyone who suffers from insomnia. Thank you so much Emma for taking the time to listen to my worries and for helping me to reach my goal. I really feel that you have totally changed my life’.

 

Helen’s Story – sleep anxiety
After the birth of her first child, Helens sleep routine was disrupted which led to her developing intensely anxious feelings around sleep and night time. She felt panic when there was anyone else in the room meaning her husband was sleeping in another bed and she didn’t feel able to stay with parents or friends. She had had a number of panic attacks when awake in the night.She says:‘I really couldn’t imagine there was a way out of these problems until I made contact with Emma. Within a few sessions my husband was back in our bed and I felt calm and relaxed going to sleep. I have even been on holiday for a few days with friends and didn’t panic about sleeping at all’.

 

Caroline’s story – Anxiety and Insomnia
Debbie was stuck in a cycle of anxiety and insomnia. The more anxious she was, the less she slept and therefore the more anxious she became. She was experiencing a lot of physical symptoms linked to anxiety and sleeplessness and this was making it difficult for her to function at work and to do anything in her own time. Our first measurement of her anxiety symptoms was 64 which is classed as extreme anxiety. 8 weeks later we repeated the measure and the resulting score was 9.She says:‘I am really glad I had this sleep problem as it made me confront the things that weren’t working for me in my life and put them right. Emma helped me to relax and learn to think differently about myself so I could deal with things better. I am now sleeping properly and I am so much healthier and happier than I was only a short time ago’.

 

Richard’s Story – 7 years of insomnia
It had been 7 years since Richard had experienced a full nights sleep. His problems started after suffering a bereavement but became steadily worse over time. Richard was only getting4 hours sleep a night with sleeping tablets and around half an hour without. Then his GP told him he had to stop taking the tablets so he decided to try a different approach.He says:‘At times it was like I was going mad. I would be so tired but would wake up as soon as I got into bed. My head would be buzzing with thoughts and I didn’t seem to be able to calm them down. I was also really sensitive to light and to noise so the slightest thing would wake me up if I did manage to drop off. I was really feeling the negative effects of sleep deprivation; low motivation, poor concentration, anxiety and panic attacks. I had been to see a counsellor and to various NHS sleep clinics my doctor recommended but nothing helped. They questioned whether I was depressed but I didn’t feel it, I was just exhausted. I decided to try something different and I contacted Emma. By the third session, things had drastically improved. I was managing between 4 and 7 hours a night without medication which was nothing short of a miracle for me, especially since between the first few sessions I had suffered another significant bereavement. By the 5th session I was sleeping 7-8 hours a night which was confirmed by the sleep monitor I had been wearing. The sessions were relaxing and enjoyable and my only regret is that I didn’t do it sooner’.