Sleep is fundamental to life and many of us – babies, children and adults do not get enough of it!
We all recognise how much better we feel after a good night’s sleep, how much easier we find our social interactions and how much more enjoyable our work and play is. This is true for our children too.
Reading a book or trying a different parenting style is not easy when you are exhausted and desperate for your child to settle and stay asleep.
I use established evidenced based methods suited to your family style which work with your child’s natural sleep pattern.
”A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor’s book.”
How I work
I use a detailed questionnaire and sleep diary via email in conjunction with a home visit or telephone consultation to identify key aspects of your child’s sleep you wish to change.
Working alongside you as a parent we tailor make a detailed plan covering all aspects of the bedtime time routine and how to respond to your child during the day and night. I use gentle methods to help your child feel secure in the environment you wish them to sleep in. By understanding your child’s sleep cycle at different stages of their development we can promote and encourage longer and more restorative sleep day and night.
I incorporate elements of motivational interviewing and the cycle of change to help you identify what aspects of your families sleep you wish to address. Please see below for a more detailed explanation.