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Holistic Sleep Coaching

What does holistic mean?

Holistic is defined as: – the belief that the parts of something are intimately interconnected and explicable only by reference to the whole.

As a Holistic sleep coach, I believe that a child’s sleep cannot be looked at in isolation but needs to be considered in the context of the family life that goes on around them.


Every child is different and has their unique temperament, personality and needs. Similarly, you are different from other parents. You have your own goals, needs and family demands.

Your sleep situation is highly personal to you and is only a problem if you see it as a problem. Holistic means I do not use a one solution fits all approach. Through meeting and getting to know each other, we will produce a plan that you have chosen to be achievable, acceptable and realistic for your situation and needs.

 

What techniques are used?

By the time you choose to contact me you will probably have spent time browsing the internet looking for help and received lots of well-meaning advice from friends and family. Even with all this advice and ‘helpful’ suggestions available, you probably still feel confused. Receiving so much conflicting advice it becomes hard to decide what to do, and you might even feel overwhelmed and even more unsure of what is best.

I probably won’t be telling you something you haven’t read, but explaining how sleep works, how to make sleep training methods applicable to your family situation, and giving you the confidence that your sleep will improve.

All the sleep training methods I suggest are evidence based and offer win-win solutions where sleep will improve, and your child will receive the love and closeness they are craving.

I do not use or recommend sleep training methods that allow your baby/child to cry alone.

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Support options

From before birth to 10 years

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Antenatal Preparation/New baby Session - £50 online, £60 in person

This 1:1, two hour session is ideal if you want to get off to a positive start and offer your baby a loving way to encourage good sleeping habits. Suitable from before birth until about 3 months.

Topics include: –

  • Sleep Biology

  • Feeding and Sleep

  • What is normal?

  • Encouraging good sleep habits

  • How to plan a bedtime routine

  • How to maximise your own sleep

  • Common sleep problems and how to resolve them.

  • Safe sleep

  • Opportunity to ask questions

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Older New Baby Session - £50 online, £60 in person

Suitable for babies 6 months and younger.


Babies of this age are not ready to start sleep training, but you still might be worried about their sleep. This approximately two hour session is designed for you to be able to talk over any worries or questions you have, and to think of ways you can gently start preparing your baby to sleep.

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Initial Consultation Session - £50 online, £60 in person

Suitable for babies and children over 6 months.


Before you decide whether you want to book sleep support, I offer this sleep counselling session. A child’s sleep cannot be looked at in isolation but needs to be considered in the context of the family life that goes on around it. I consequently feel it is essential that we meet, in your home if you wish, so that we can chat though everything that’s going on in your parenting journey. Discussing what you feel might be affecting your baby and the rest of the family’s sleep. Every child is different and has their unique temperament, personality and needs. Similarly, you are different from other parents. You have your own goals, needs and family demands.

Many people find that just talking through their sleep with someone, getting some reassurance and suggestions is all they need.

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Full Sleep Consultation - £200

The sleep consultation package includes three meetings and six weeks of email support.I will send you a pre consultation questionnaire which will help me to understand your child, family and sleep goals. This includes a three-day sleep diary.

We then would arrange a home visit, lasting up to three hours, during which we would discuss the issues that have been raised. During a second meeting I will present you with a selection of strategies that I feel could be suitable for you. Once you have chosen the strategy that you feel will be best for you and your child, we can talk through how to implement the plan, giving you the confidence to get started.

Following our visit, I will email you a comprehensive summary of our discussion. I then offer one more meeting, within the next six weeks, to discuss how things are going and offer further support.

After this you are able to book further meetings at my postnatal doula rate.