• Our Services

    The most common problems that children have are related to settling to sleep and/or, an inability to fall asleep or remain asleep. These problems can include nocturnal confusion, night terrors, sleep walking and talking, sleep apnoea, nightmares and behaviour disorders. Sometimes these are simple and straightforward, but they can also be a complicated mix of problems.
    It is important to distinguish these disorders from gastro-oesophageal reflux, epilepsy, obstructive sleep apnoea and panic attacks.

    In order to resolve these issues it is important that they are correctly identified.
    Therefore when you contact us we will work with you by;-

    • Taking a detailed health and sleep history, including the completion of Sleep Diaries.
    • Help you to identify priorities and targets
    • Develop an individual practical plan to resolve these issues
    • Support you while you implement the plan

    When you contact us (more detail)

    The desired outcome is that your child and family can have a more restful night.

    If you would like a free copy of the “Golden rules” which tell you how to set the scene for a good nights sleep, or, take our self assessment questionnaire.
    You have nothing to lose and a good nights sleep to gain.

    As our experience in working with families and children is extensive we can also offer advice and support on issues such as :-

    1. Weaning/fussy eating
    2. Toilet training

    A similar process is involved in dealing with these issues. Where “fussy eating” is a problem it can be useful to see what happens at meal times as well as taking a detailed history. Following discussion with you, priorities are identified and a plan of action agreed. For more information please contact us.

    We will not share any of your details with third parties. Our services are personal and confidential. Unless you specifically require us to share any of your information with another health professional or significant/relevant other, we will not do so.

    Naps are very important to growing children. Never try to make your child get through the day without a nap, thinking that they will sleep better if they remain awake.  An over tired child has more difficulty in getting to sleep and remaining asleep.

    We can work together using email and telephone consultations, as well as directly.  Any consultation is followed with a detailed email covering the issues we have discussed.

    It is not possible to alter a child’s behaviour when they are unwell. For this reason, we “stop the clock” on contracts when a child is not well, and restart once the child has recovered.  We do not use or recommend “Cry it out”. There are other more gradual and as effective methods which are more appropriate.