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How can Cognitive Behaviour Therapy help with sleep problems?

The role of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) in sleep is to retrain you to perceive your sleep differently. CBT combines cognitive and behavioural therapies. The approach focuses on thoughts, emotions, physical feelings and actions. CBT is used for dealing with a number of issues affecting your sleep, including depression and anxiety.

We provide a tailored sleep service designed to help you to feel more relaxed about sleep and to behave and think like a good sleeper. Poor sleep often leads to negative thinking which, when prolonged, may compound anxiety and therefore reinforcing insomnia symptoms. To help you to break these habits and replace them with positive ones, we can provide cognitive behavioural techniques to support and enable you to move forward and live a fuller, healthier life.

How many sessions will I need?

You will need to come in for an initial 1 hour consultation. Depending on your individual sleep issue, we would undertake anywhere between 1-6 sessions or more if required. 

These can take the form of

  • 1-1 face to face;
  • Skype;
  • Telephone                                    

A telephone service with email contact can be accessed if you are unable to attend regular sessions

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