Insomnia consultations with London sleep therapist Ed

Online Sleep Consultations

  • A 50 minute online zoom call with Ed
  • Identify what causes your poor sleep
  • Learn to overcome insomnia problems using ACT
  • Develop tools to sleep well for life
  • Consultations are £72

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Previous client testimonials

Irene M.Irene M. ★★★★★ Ed was sympathetic and understanding at a time when my insomnia was at its worst, and it really helped that he constantly checked on me to see how I was doing. The techniques we explored during our sessions were a totally new approach and I found them helpful. Although unfortunately my sleep problems weren't solved, he certainly pointed me in the right direction and I'm now feeling so much better.Suzanne R.Suzanne R. ★★★★★ I had tried all the usual things to try and help me sleep and things had got so bad I was getting real anxiety about actually not sleeping. Ed was very understanding and empathetic and shared some very different techniques that I hadn't used before. I have only had two sessions so far but these have helped. They take a bit of practice and I will be booking another session to build on this. Ed is has a genuine interest in helping and is really good at keeping in touch by email to see how things are going and offering advice. Thank you EdDiana A.Diana A. ★★★★★ Ed was really helpful, he listened to my experience of sleep and we worked on strategies together. Ed advised good techniques which was easy to put into practice. The advice given has really helped my sleep to get back on track.Heather C.Heather C. ★★★★★ I had a really good session with Ed; after just one session I now have a different approach to sleep, and I have found my anxiety surrounding sleep has decreased.Emily M.Emily M. ★★★★★ Super happy with how much my sleep has improved. Ed made me understand my sleep issue much more clearly and his tools and techniques have been so helpful.Benedict B.Benedict B. ★★★★★ I have always struggled with sleep but after two sessions with Ed I am experiencing my best sleep in yearsNicholas C.Nicholas C. ★★★★★ Ed was very compassionate and empathetic, relating to a lot of the struggles I'd had. His tips were practical and easy to follow, but also helped re-evaluate my thinking towards sleep.Nick F.Nick F. ★★★★★ Ed was great and really helped my sleep. Would definitely recommend. Lots of stress was really affecting my sleep and Ed has helped me with lots of tools to not let stress affect my sleep.Kirsty J.Kirsty J. ★★★★★ Ed was super helpful! I am sleeping so much better since. His approach was new to me and different, but helped me so much.Oliver R.Oliver R. ★★★★★ Ed has been brilliant during our sessions, providing excellent tools and advice to help me sleep. I would recommend him to anyone suffering with sleep issues, long-term or short.Krisztina L.Krisztina L. ★★★★★ I really recommend Ed to anyone struggling with insomnia.I have been really struggling for the past two years, especially with the anxiety and panic that accompanies sleepless nights. As everyone else in this situation, I have tried everything.So far I only had two sessions with Ed. After session 1 I felt a relief, and knew this might be working for me, but then I went on holiday and my sleep got horrible again. In that bad place, Ed was incredibly helpful, following up with me, answering my emails, and giving me genuinely useful advise. Ed, thank you so much for that!When I got back from my holiday I had my second session with him, and something clicked. It is early days, but for the past two weeks my sleep anxiety got SO much better and my whole attitude towards sleep just changed. The ACT approach is fantastic, so simple but so different than anything else I tried, it is eye-opening.So it is early days, but for the past two weeks I haven't been thinking and worrying about sleep at all, and I love it!!So, thank you Ed 🙂Dan D.Dan D. ★★★★★ Ed’s been a huge help with my sleep. Countless nights agonising about not being able to sleep and finally found something that works!Kit R.Kit R. ★★★★★ Ed was great in helping me sleep. I struggled for a few years prior to meeting with him and I found his approach very comfortable it worked a treat. The ACT approach is fantastic!Bethany P.Bethany P. ★★★★★ Just finished my third session with Ed - he’s worked wonders for my sleep anxiety. No more restless nights and I have him to thank for that!Rupert C.Rupert C. ★★★★★ I have been a terrible sleeper for years, with help from Ed, my sleep has improved dramatically! He was very patient and clear when explaining his methods. Would highly recommend! Thank you, Ed!George C.George C. ★★★★★ Ed (The London Sleep Coach) is a total lifesaver! My sleep had been fairly poor for a number of years and a friend recommended that I see Ed. It took only two sessions to fix my poor sleep. Couldn't recommend his services more highly!Linus W.Linus W. ★★★★★ Couldn't recommend Ed enough. Had been struggling with sleep for just under a year and tried all the normal methods suggested to help you get a good nights sleep when I thought enough is enough. I booked a session with Ed not knowing what to expect but the method has me sleeping normal again within a few weeks. Thanks a lot Ed!Freddie R.Freddie R. ★★★★★ I have been through a difficult and extremely frustrating patch of insomnia/bad sleep over the past 4 months, and tried everything from chamomile tea, magnesium, melatonin, eye masks, and everything in between that I could spend money on. The London Sleep Coach clearly identifies that the cause of insomnia and bad sleep isn't due to lack of supplements etc, and provide a very comprehensive toolkit to battle this issue.After just 1 session with Ed, I was asleep within 15 minutes for 7 days straight. Highly recommended and confident he can help.Nancy K.Nancy K. ★★★★★ Absolutely worth every penny. Ed was recommended to me by a friend living in London and so I gave it a shot. I had been struggling to fall back asleep when I'd wake up in the middle of the night. After meeting with Ed, I've still been waking up occasionally, but falling back asleep within minutes and have zero stress around getting a good night's sleep.gina scott B.gina scott B. ★★★★★ I was going through a really rough time with my sleep, super stressed and always tired - a few sessions with Ed really helped me out, it was so helpful would definitely recommendRobert W.Robert W. ★★★★★ I'm very pleased with the results. Ed helped me a great deal.Kimberley S.Kimberley S. ★★★★★ Ive struggled with sleep from as early as I remember. Ed listened to my problems and helped me solve them. Very friendly lovely man! Highly recommend.Robyn W.Robyn W. ★★★★★ Couldn’t recommend enough!Archie D.Archie D. ★★★★★ Really happy with what Ed helped me with. Sleeping so much better now as a result.Henry S.Henry S. ★★★★★ Knowledgable, attentive and determined - I couldn’t recommend Ed more!Harry D.Harry D. ★★★★★ Ed really helped me out, cant thank him enough!George B.George B. ★★★★★ Hands down, the best money I've spent, I sleep like a baby after following Ed's program - it made a big difference being coached by a 'normal' bloke who'd faced the same problems himself in the past. Totally different experience to seeing yet another Harley Street, pill pushing Doctor!woki44woki44 ★★★★★ Working long hours at a magic circle law firm took its toll on my sleep and for many years - it can be a real struggle to switch off after an intense day. I've tried various medications, and doctors but eventually gave up resorting to alcohol and sleeping pills. My wife found Ed on Google and convinced me to have a session as he is local. I was apprehensive due to his age, however I couldn't have been more wrong, Ed is patient and understanding and takes the time to analyse the root of your problem whilst giving realistic, achievable instructions. My sleep improved within a session, and I can now say that after monthly catch-ups I can finally get the sleep I need. My quality of life , happiness and marriage have all improved as a result. Thanks for everything Ed - James.Amelia W.Amelia W. ★★★★★ After trying so hard to manage my own sleeping problems I finally decided to see what my options were out there. Ed has helped me so much over the past few months with my sleep, I can finally rest easy after a stressful day of work! Couldn’t recommend enough!!Emily P.Emily P. ★★★★★ My serious case of insomnia was an early indication of disrupted sleep. Ed’s techniques and help, got me through this and I am now sleeping uninterupted every night. Thank you so much Ed for your amazing help. I couldn’t have done it without you!Katherine L.Katherine L. ★★★★★ I have struggled with sleep for many years and tried several different methods, did my own research, changed my diet and lifestyle but nothing has quite change my life like meeting Ed did. Issues that I have had for years seemed to disappear almost overnight through Ed’s help, techniques and knowledge and I could be more grateful to him for making me feel back to my normal self! Couldn’t recommend this service more- very professional and excellent value.jonty C.jonty C. ★★★★★ A revolutionary experience! Before I went to see Ed, I had just accepted that I couldn’t sleep. After a few sessions with Ed, I was able to get my first fall night of sleep in months. Thank you so much. 🙏🏼Verity H.Verity H. ★★★★★ Ed was great and with his help and a lot of hard work I am finally back to getting regular sleep! ZzzzzJack H.Jack H. ★★★★★ I first came across Ed when he was on BBC Cambridgeshire. I have previously had help sleeping however it never worked so when I heard him on the radio I already knew he understood sleeping. Ed has got me through some really tough patches and with his excellent guidance sleeping issues are thankfully a thing of the past for me - Thanks Ed!Adelaide W.Adelaide W. ★★★★★ It can be so hard to know where to head when it comes to finding a solution for troubled sleep but thankfully I discovered The Sleep Coach which has come to my rescue. Ed is very approachable and provides insightful and genuinely helpful comments. Ed has certainly helped me tremendously! Nothing beats a good nights sleep - thank you Ed!Aidan G.Aidan G. ★★★★★ Ed was really helpful and had some insights that I hadn’t found anywhere else. I would thoroughly recommend him if you are struggling with sleep.Imogen R.Imogen R. ★★★★★ Ed helped me get through a rough patch and now it’s back to normal 🙂Tom N.Tom N. ★★★★★ This was not the same old stuff as I've been to see a few other people about my sleep and done CBTi, which was a bit helpful to some degree but didn't really solve the issue. Speaking to Ed was very helpful and ACT makes me approach sleep very differently now. I can now consider myself back to normal.William A.William A. ★★★★★ Ed was so helpful in helping me with my insomnia. It made me totally aware of what was going on. Things are so much better now and I'd very much recommend others struggling with sleep to get some help from himjs_loader

Frequently Asked Questions

Where do consultations take place and what do I need to prepare in advance?

Consultations happen online via zoom. When you book a consultation you will automatically be emailed a zoom link for your booking.  There’s nothing you need to prepare for a session but please ensure you have a private quiet room where you will not be disturbed and a pen and paper for any notes you wish to take. 

Can I cancel or reorganise my booking?

To cancel or reschedule a consultation, please do so using the Calendly booking system, which can be done via the email sent to you confirming your booking. Alternatively, you can contact me at londonsleepcoach@gmail.com if needed.

Who will I meet with during the consultation?

Myself, Ed. Although I’m not yet formally qualified as a psychologist or psychotherapist, I’ve been through my own struggles with sleep and am well versed in how ACT can help. I’ve become trained, knowledgeable and experienced at using ACT therapy to help others with the same struggle. The ACT approach is a wonderfully simple way to overcome sleep challenges, see for yourself!

What can the sleep consultations help with?

I can help most adults with either newly developing sleep issues or long term chronic insomnia.

The consultations cannot, however, help individuals to deal with some specific sleep problems that require medical attention. These include sleep apnoea, parasomnias (e.g. sleep terrors & sleep walking), restless legs syndrome, narcolepsy and REM sleep behaviour disorder.

I help treat insomnia using the clinically proven ACT based approach.

A doctor has prescribed me sleeping pills, can your consultations still help?

It’s very common for people suffering from insomnia to be taking prescribed sleeping pills or over the counter equivalents. The ACT based approach helps you to build trust in your own natural ability to sleep without needing sleeping pills. Please note, you should always follow your doctors advice and guidance for what medication you should or should not be taking, especially for medication exit strategies. 

How many sessions will it take for my sleep to improve?

I can’t guarantee how many sessions you will need to get back to sleeping well again. However, the good news is that most clients report their sleep improves quickly, typically within a few weeks. As everyone has different issues with sleep, some people may only need one consultation, whilst others may need a few more.   

What is Acceptance & Commitment Therapy and how can it help with my sleep?

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) was first pioneered in the eighties as a mindfulness based therapy. It works by helping someone to accept any difficulty sleeping as it happens, helping them to stay in the present moment, despite any bad thoughts and feelings that arise. Furthermore, it helps someone to focus on pursuing what they value in life despite the difficulties that insomnia brings.

ACT encompasses practicing a variety of skills, such as simple mindfulness & self-comapssion based techniques, with the aim of allowing someone to free themselves from obsessive negative thinking about sleep. This lets them rest in bed peacefully and drift off into good quality sleep. 

Fortunately, it works wonderfully for treating insomnia. It helps to manage people’s levels of anxiety and stress around sleep, and not let it disturb their sleeping patterns.

Why don’t you use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for treating Insomnia (CBTI)?

For many years CBTI has been seen as the gold standard of treatment for chronic insomnia. However, it isn’t always succesful at helping people to fully overcome their insomnia. About only a third of insomniacs who go through CBTI report that they have returned to regularly sleeping well again at night. Of that third, many are still reliant on using strict rules and routines to help them sleep. The ‘sleep restricitoon’ and ‘stimulus control’ measures used in CBTI can also be too difficult for lots of people. 

The ACT approach is also a well regarded scientifically proven way to help people fully overcome insomnia. It doesn’t, however,  require you to follow any difficult routines or rules. After going through ACT, people are much more resilient sleepers and rarely develop sleeping problems again.

ACT is less well known about than CBTI for treating insomnia as it’s a newer therapy that hasn’t been around for as long.