We specialise in providing accessible, affordable and flexible support so that you can better manage your emotional health. We offer to a range of evidence-based psychological therapies tailored to your needs and specific treatment goals.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy forInsomnia(CBT-I)
CBT-I is an evidence-based intervention to promote improved sleeping patterns by examining our thoughts around not sleeping (cognitions), and our strategies to try and help sleep (behaviours) to adopt a more realistic, ‘pro-sleep’ routine.As sleep deprivation impacts all aspects of our lives, it is understandable that we worry about not sleeping - however our reactions to not sleeping can actually make sleep less likely. CBT-I explores ways to adapt our routines through practical strategies, but also targets sleep-related anxiety so that we can put our worries to bed as well as ourselves. CBT-I has four component parts; sleep hygiene and stimulus control, sleep restriction and compression, paradoxical intention, and cognitive restructuring. Depending upon your current strategies, you may not require four appointments; an initial discussion on current coping strategies will help to identify where CBT-I could be helpful. There are many reasons why we develop sleep problems, and usually these settle within about a month. Tips to help you improve your sleep can be found here, and it is recommended that these are tried before CBT-I.