Kirsty originally trained as a nurse at Guys and St Thomas's Hospital. She later completed a post-graduate diploma in Specialist Community Public Health Nursing and a diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.
Kirsty is interested in the promotion of health and wellbeing, and in particular the role that sleep plays in creating a healthy mind and body. Research forms an important part of Kirsty's work and she is a member of the Goldsmiths Sleep Lab in London.
Kirsty is a member of The Royal College of Nursing, The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and the British Sleep Society.
There's lots of different advice available for how to solve your sleep problems. When you're tired and you're having difficulty sleeping it can be hard to see a way forward. As a sleep therapist, it is my job to guide you through that process.
Treatment for insomnia is based around the idea that behaviours, thoughts and feelings are all linked together and there's lots of research to show that by approaching sleep difficulties in this way there will be a good chance of resolving them. This approach is called Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for insomnia and it is often referred to as CBTi
Working with adults and young people
For Adults and young people CBTi takes the form of regular sessions where I help you pinpoint the problems and strategies which you work through between sessions. It is a collaborative approach, which means we work together to improve your sleep.
Working with children and families
For younger children other factors may need to be considered such as feeding, learning and attachment. Help for younger children may involve working either entirely or jointly with the parents or carers and the child. This approach is called parent-guided CBT-i.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia
The number of sessions needed varies from person to person but most people require a minimum of 4 sessions. All clients start with a one hour assessment session where I will assess whether CBTi is the right treatment for them. Follow-up sessions are 50 minutes.
Assessment session: £100
Follow-up session: £75
Sleep Therapy for Families
Parent-guided CBT-i sessions involve a thorough assessment, followed by a collaborative session to build a good plan for how to support your child. This is usually followed by review sessions to support you and your child as you put the plan in place.
Assessment session (1 hour): £125
Collaborative session (1 hour): £125
Review sessions (50 minutes): £75
Talks and Training
Kirsty is happy to deliver talks or training.
If you would like more information about this please get in touch or visit:
Spring Gardens Clinic
Kent CT1 3TRD