+44 7587570257

londonsleepcoach@gmail.com

54 Burnaby Street, London, SW10 0PN

+44 7587570257

londonsleepcoach@gmail.com

54 Burnaby Street, London, SW10 0PN

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Improve your sleep

Welcome to London Sleep coaching services. Sleep is such a crucial element to our overall health and we want to help you improve it. We offer two different services. Firstly we help individuals improve their sleep to benefit their health, performance and wellbeing. Secondly if you are suffering from insomnia, we offer therapy to help you get out of the vicious cycle that is insomnia. Everyone deserves and can get a good nights sleep, let us help you.

Our Mission

Sleep Coaching

Sleep has always fascinated us and what it means to human health. Currently in the UK stress levels are at an all time high, contributing to increasing rates of chronic disease. We hear lots in the news about how we need to exercise more and eat a healthier diet. But if we have a rubbish nights sleep, a lot of this goes out of the window. We believe that sleep is the single most important pillar for our health and, if we as individuals can improve it, we can get more out of life. In the past ten to fifteen years there has been plenty of scientific research into sleep and what we as individuals can do to improve it. Fortunately none of these tools are complicated and they are straightforward, free and easy to do. We want to share this amazing information with you and help to change your daily routine to have the best nights sleep you can get. This doesn’t mean buying a more comfortable mattress or getting more pillows. We have to look at the root causes someone is not getting as good a nights sleep as they could.

Our Services

Sleep Coaching

sleep coaching sessions when we analyse your routines and habits and suggest changes to them to ensure you get the best possible nights sleep. Whether you are a sports professional looking to boost your performance, a student looking to improve their academic performance or just someone looking to enhance their general health, well being and productivity; we know a regular good nights sleep can make all the difference. When you wake up each morning feeling fresh and reenergised life gets so much better and you get more out of life. Everyone knows the feeling you get after a fantastic nights sleep and we want to help make that the norm for you.

Sleep Thearpy

therapy for individuals who are suffering from insomnia. You may be suffering as a result of a condition such as depression, anxiety or chronic pain. However, you may be suffering from insomnia as your only symptom and may have been suffering for years. Either way you have probably tried the usual sleep hygiene tips or even discovered online platforms that may try to help you get over it. Unfortunately this doesn't always work for everyone and can be quite demoralising in itself. Others may have become reliant on sleeping pills or abused alcohol and cannabis to deal with their anxiety around sleep. But there is some good news, no one should have to suffer from consistently bad sleep and insomnia can be treated (without medication). Through our one to one sessions we can unpick your sleeping problems and hopefully make going to bed that bit much easier. Every individual is different and so we tailor our approach to suit your needs.

1 to 1 Insomnia Consultation

Treatment for insomnia using Acceptance & Commitment Therapy

£48

1 to 1 Sleep Coaching Consultation

Treatment for insomnia using Acceptance & Commitment Therapy

£48

Group Sleep coaching consultation

Treatment for insomnia using Acceptance & Commitment Therapy

£10

1 to 1 Insomnia Consultation

Treatment for insomnia using Acceptance & Commitment Therapy

£48

1 to 1 Sleep Coaching Consultation

Treatment for insomnia using Acceptance & Commitment Therapy

£48

Group Sleep coaching consultation

Treatment for insomnia using Acceptance & Commitment Therapy

£10

Edward Gorst

Sleep Coach

Improve your sleep

Sleep has always fascinated us and what it means to human health. Currently in the UK stress levels are at an all time high, contributing to increasing rates of chronic disease. We hear lots in the news about how we need to exercise more and eat a healthier diet. But if we have a rubbish nights sleep, a lot of this goes out of the window. We believe that sleep is the single most important pillar for our health and, if we as individuals can improve it, we can get more out of life. In the past ten to fifteen years there has been plenty of scientific research into sleep and what we as individuals can do to improve it. Fortunately none of these tools are complicated and they are straightforward, free and easy to do. We want to share this amazing information with you and help to change your daily routine to have the best nights sleep you can get. This doesn’t mean buying a more comfortable mattress or getting more pillows. We have to look at the root causes someone is not getting as good a nights sleep as they could.

Insomnia Therapy

What to expect from your consultation

  • A personalised approach to dealing with your sleeping difficulties. Many people don’t understand your struggles but we do and have a compassionate approach.​

 

  • Not more sleep hygiene tips and nonsensical rules or rituals for your sleep. You may have been avoiding coffee, following strict wind down routines or rules such as not lying in bed for more than 15 minutes. Our approach will help you to move on from this and get back to a normal routine. 

  • If you have been reliant on sleeping pills, cannabis or alcohol as short term solutions for your insomnia, we can help you to come off these and return to natural healthy sleep. 
  • When you are suffering from insomnia it is easy to convince yourself that there is something wrong with you, which is nearly always not true. You may then have been to the doctors and told there is nothing physiologically wrong with you and offered sleeping pills. This is because most GPs have not had specific training to treat insomnia. We get to the root cause of your insomnia and can help you get rid of it permanently. 
  • Unfortunately chronic insomnia doesn’t typically go away in one night and it can take time to truly get over it. You want there to be a quick fix for it and have hence probably tried many different approaches. Our therapy can give you the right tools and frame of mind to move on from it for the long term. It is important to understand though that it will take time and won’t happen over night if you’ll excuse the pun. 

Frequently Asked Questions

We offer appointments on zoom and see people all over the world. If the timings available on the booking calendar do not suit your schedule then please do email us to arrange another time. 

The ‘Sleep Coaching Consultations’ are for adults who are looking to improve either their sleep quality or quantity. This is the single easiest thing anyone can do to improve their performance, health and general wellbeing. Individuals who are athletes, working professionals, students and busy/stressed parents would benefit massively from these sessions to optimise their mental and physical performance and as well as there wellbeing. Unfortunately we do not do sessions for children or advise parents on how to improve their babies/toddlers sleep. 

All appointments can be cancelled and a full refund awarded provided it is cancelled with 24 hours notice before the appointment. 
To reorganise a session to a different date or time, please just email us at cambridgesleepcoach@gmail.com stating the changes you would like to make. Provided 24 hours notice is given, this can be done free of charge.

In the city of Cambridge we will be running group workshops during week nights. More information about these group workshops will be found shortly on the events page of this website. There are different types of group workshops we run, being general sleep coaching sessions helping adults to improve their sleep, and also group sessions for treating people suffering from insomnia.

 

Everyone inherently has the ability to get a great nights sleep. As breathing and your heart beating occur naturally in your body, so should a restorative nights sleep. However, often due to our daily habits and routines we can do things without meaning too that hinder our bodies natural ability to sleep properly. During these sessions we look to identify what is happening in your lifestyle and environment that is stopping you from getting the best nights sleep that you possibly can. When you sleep better at night you perform better during the day both mentally and physically, but more importantly you feel much better about yourself and ultimately this is what we want to achieve. Each session is one to one with a sleep coach and 50 minutes long.

Insomnia is where someone consistently finds it very hard to fall asleep or stay asleep at night, resulting in unrefreshing or non-restorative sleep. Typically everyone has bad nights of sleep, even the best sleepers, but if you suffer from insomnia bad nights can happen to you more nights than not. People need slightly different amounts of sleep and it is not always the 8 hours which we hear so much about. However, people with insomnia may find they are getting significantly less than this quantity of sleep and find it is negatively impacting their life.

The treatment is delivered by a sleep coach over a number of 50 minute sessions. It is hard to say the exact number of sessions that an individual will need, as it varies from person to person. However many patients respond positively in a short space of time, seeing improvements in sleep quality as well as duration. This in turn positively affects their waking hours and many patients immediately notice an increase in alertness, concentration and productivity.The initial assessment will be a 50 minute session to assess the severity of the insomnia and allow us to help you to understand what can cause and maintain sleep problems, look at what normal sleep is, and introduce the techniques involved in the sleep therapy.

Every individual is different and so each case of insomnia is treated differently. Therefore we do not apply a one size fits all approach during treatment. However, whether you have had insomnia for a matter of months or years, we can help you get better sleep and escape the viscous cycle that is insomnia. Often people suffering from insomnia have tried lost of different things to help them sleep better. This can include bedtime rituals, expert sleep hygiene and prescribed medication. Typically treating insomnia requires a different approach to the sleep advice usually offered to people looking to get a better nights sleep. But this is okay and doesn’t mean you won’t end up getting as good a nights sleep, we just have to look at things differently.

The technical name for the treatment we offer is based on Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) and applying this to the treatment of insomnia. ACT is a contextual CBT that uses acceptance and mindfulness strategies, together with commitment and behaviour change strategies.

The word ‘insomnia’ or being labelled as an ‘insomniac’ can appear as very scary language. People often misinterpret insomnia and have incorrect beliefs around it such as ‘insomniacs never sleep’, ‘insomnia only happens to people with mental illnesses’ or ‘people with insomnia have it for life’. However, none of these things are true, and a much better way to describe insomnia is that someone regularly has problems sleeping. It is not the same as having the odd bad few nights of sleep which everyone experiences to some degree. Insomnia can vary significantly for individuals and the sleeping issues can range from finding it hard to fall asleep initially, finding it hard to stay asleep and waking up too often during the night or waking up too early and not getting back to sleep. If you find the quality and quantity of your sleep is routinely negatively affecting your energy levels, well being, concentration, productivity and happiness, then it is likely insomnia is causing this providing other sleep disorders have been ruled out (eg. sleep apnoea).  

Below is a brief list of common things people suffering from insomnia can experience:

 

  • Reliance on using over the counter or prescribed sleeping pills to sleep.   

  • Reliance on alcohol or other drugs to take away anxious feelings to help someone nod off and fall asleep. These substances are sometimes also abused during the day time to mask the negative feelings associated with insomnia and sleep deprivation. 

  • Consistently getting less than six and a half hours of sleep at night. For some people they may get just a few hours of sleep at night and very occasionally none at all. 

  • Becoming obsessive over ‘sleep hygiene’ tips. For example they obsess over avoiding caffeine, having strict wind down routines before bed, avoiding lights at night or exercising excessively. 

  • Developing personal rituals around sleep that may include how they prepare for bed and what they do if they wake up during the night. 

Having thoughts that there is something wrong with them because of their inability to sleep naturally and subsequently making drastic changes to their life. 

If you have been prescribed sleeping pills by a GP for your insomnia and may have been using them for many years, we want to help you get off them. Medication can help in the short term and it is easy to become reliant on them to get a good nights sleep. However, firstly we know that everyone can inherently get a good natural nights sleep, but someone suffering from insomnia finds it very hard to believe that they can. So what our treatment does is to change our mindset too sleep and see it as a natural process that we can do without the need for medication. Secondly sleeping pills do carry their own health risks when used for a long time and so we want to help people come off them. We know many people find it anxiety inducing at the thought of not taking sleeping pills and our treatment will address this.
GPs are typically not trained to truly cure insomnia and get to the root cause of what is causing it and so they do their best to provide short term relief by prescribing sleeping pills. What we will do in our treatment is identify any of the root causes and get you back to becoming a normal sleeper. However we are not medical doctors and so advise anyone currently taking any medication to follow their doctors advice.