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Lack of sleep has a profound impact on our brain’s ability to function.

 
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Better sleep is the biggest single contributor to living better

 

Your journey to better sleep starts here...

 

HOW WE CAN HELP

WHAT IS COGNITIVE BEHAVIOUR THERAPY FOR  INSOMNIA (CBTI)?

Do you struggle with getting to sleep? Waking in the night and not able to get back to sleep? Wake up too early? Do you also experience anxiety, fatigue, irritability, and feel tired and wired all the time? You may be struggling with insomnia.

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Insomnia (CBTi) is the first line treatment for acute or chronic insomnia recommended by The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence NICE.  It has an 80% success rate. 


We offer expert individual consultation, assessment, intervention and follow-up support for mild to more chronic insomnia.  CBTi includes a strong educational component, sleep diary monitoring, guided behavioural and cognitive techniques, personal formulation of what keeps a sleep problem going and prevention and maintenance advice. We make sure you have learned everything you need to get back in charge of your sleep.

GROUP CBTI | 5 WEEK PROGRAMME | ONLINE - OPEN FOR REFFERRALS


Evidence shows that accessing CBTi as part of a group is as effective as one-to- one sessions. This is because being part of a group helps you to not feel so alone and gives you accountability and motivation to complete set weekly tasks. We offer group based support for acute or chronic insomnia.

PLEASE NOTE group CBTi is only available to individuals who have an existing formal diagnosis of insomnia and a signed letter of referral.

ONLINE 5 WEEK GROUP CBTi | £350

- x 5 weekly 90-minute group sessions 

- a digital sleep diary

- a digital handbook with psycho-education and weekly tasks to improve your sleep

- relaxation audio recordings

- x1 30-minute follow up session

GROUP CBTI | ONLINE DATES

Feb/March 2022: FULL

April/May 2022: Wed/Thurs/Fri

CBTi Online Groups - 6 Spaces Available 

May/June 2022 : Wed/Thurs/Fri

CBTi Online Groups - 6 Spaces Available

June/July 2022 : Wed/Thurs/Fri

CBTi Online Groups - 6 Spaces Available

August/Sept 2022 : Wed/Thurs/Fri

CBTi Online Groups - 6 Spaces Available

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ONE-TO-ONE CBTI | ONLINE

We offer individual, one-to-one support for young adults and adults with acute or chronic insomnia.

HOW IT WORKS

In line with best practice therapeutic guidelines we offer an in depth initial assessment. This is an opportunity to see if we are a best fit for you, and to make sure CBTi is appropriate. NB Individuals with a formal diagnosis of insomnia and a signed letter of referral  are not required to complete an assessment. 

OUR INITIAL ASSESSMENT | £300 

 - detailed history of your sleep 

- screening for other sleep disorders

- completion and interpretation of a range of questionnaires

- 1 week sleep diary analysis

- feedback and recommendations

ONE TO ONE SESSIONS | £120 / hour

We work closely with you to make sure you are confident with applying cognitive and behavioural techniques to put you back in the driver's seat with your sleep. Typically people respond well to up to 5 sessions. We also offer follow-up sessions to check in with your progress.

COMPASSION FOCUSED THERAPY

We recognise certain  life events can impact on the quality and quantity of your sleep. Having someone to share and make sense of these experiences can have a profound impact on how you feel and hopefully how you sleep. We are a network of counsellors and psychologists with experience of transforming suffering to understanding, empowerment and change. We draw on collaborative, nurturing, compassion focused approaches. Suitable for adults with anxiety, worry and low mood. ONLINE ONLY.

ONE TO ONE SESSIONS | £120 / hour

CONSULTATION AND SUPERVISION

You may be seeking sleep-specific supervision and/or consultation. This might be for individual clients and or setting up a sleep clinic in your private practice or department. We are a group of psychologists who can support you with this. Supervisors have BABCP accreditation and/or are currently working in a specialist sleep service.

 

TRAINING

We bring sleep knowledge to the forefront of health

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STAFF SLEEP

Sleep First Aid

60 minutes

Poor sleep can have a tremendous impact on functioning and wellbeing. We deliver bespoke, thought-provoking and engaging  seminars and webinars aimed at all staff groups to raise awareness of the importance of sleep and its role in mental and physical health.


Fees vary depending on group size, location, and depth of knowledge required.  Delivered online or in person.

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ADVANCED TRAINING ON SLEEP FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS

Essential Sleep Foundation
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy For Insomnia (CBTi) - Assessment and Management (1-2 days)

We offer advanced training for professionals working with adults in healthcare settings. Courses set the foundation to the science of sleep and how it applies to mental and physical health. We also deliver advanced training on Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Insomnia to build practitioner confidence in the assessment and management of insomnia. Delivered in person or online.

 
 

TESTIMONIALS
Sleep First Aid Seminar

'Dr Romano really is fantastic; so relatable and informative.'

'Extremely engaging and interesting. I would definitely recommend  attending this workshop'

'Gabriella is a very engaging speaker with a great connection to her audience.'

'I am beyond grateful for Dr Romano and the Learning and Development team for putting together a practical and immediately impactful experience'

'I cannot say how invaluable this was and is for myself, family and friends!  Thank you!'

                 

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SPECIALIST SIGNPOSTS

Accessing the right help with specialists in the field of mental health and sleep can be a challenge. We help signpost you to very warm and approachable individuals, practitioners  or teams who can help.

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ABOUT

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Welcome to the site.


My name is Dr Gabriella Romano and I am the founder and clinical director of Sleep Psychologist. I have created this site because I recognise the invaluable role clinical psychologists play in tackling sleep difficulties. Our network of psychologists have the unique knowledge and skills to target what might be driving recurring sleep AND/OR mental health problems. Are they separate or intertwined? Driven by formulation we explore the route causes of tiredness/exhaustion/excessive sleepiness/mental unease and find evidenced based approaches to alleviate these.

I have 20 years experience of working in academic, community and specialist NHS departments both as a researcher and practitioner psychologist. I have widespread experience of delivering individual and group CBTi, having accessed specialist training with the Insomnia Service at The Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine, University College London Hospitals (UCLH). 

My Qualifications and Memberships

Doctorate Clinical Psychology, University of Surrey

Master of Science in Developmental Psychopathology, University of Reading

BA Psychology, University of Exeter

Member of The British Sleep Society |  HCPC Registered | DBS Certified

 
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We look forward to hearing from you.

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