The Centre for

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Professional, Confidential Counselling

18 King William Street, London, EC4N 7BP
1 Bromley Lane, Chislehurst, Kent, BR7 6LH

CBT for Insomnia

Insomnia / Sleep Problems and CBT

The definition of insomnia is a condition of people who either have trouble falling or staying asleep. This affects one third of the population.

These symptoms of fatigue, and difficulty concentrating during the day, irritability and persistent worry that this will continue without let up and the effects this will have on performance and relationships, indicate a need for CBT to help change these cycles of behaviour.

CBT has been statistically proven to help re-train the brain by first modifying the symptoms of stress and threat associated with sleeplessness with a tool kit of breathing, visualisation, paradoxical intention and mindfulness.

Insomnia and CBT

CBT is known to change the actual chemistry of the brain and provide the techniques that are applicable in all areas of stress management.
The next stage is to learn to identify and challenge negative automatic thoughts for example ‘I don’t sleep tonight’, I won’t be able to work well tomorrow’, which are reality tested and provide a more rational assessment. Also, using Mindfulness based CBT, one is trained to go from emotional mind, to rational mind, and finally to wise and compassionate mind.

In over 20 years practicing CBT, I have inevitably found that being able to sleep well and feel rested afterwards forms a significant part of the solution to many psychological problems.

The causes of insomnia vary across a broad spectrum of life triggers from work factors, stress, anxiety and depression, and/or lifestyle factors.

Virtual Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Convenient, private and secure

Cognitive Therapy London Virtual Therapy

Online Therapy is available to anyone, anywhere in the world at home or in the office using a tablet, mobile phone or laptop / computer and a good internet connection.

This service would appeal to client's for a variety of reasons.

  • Clients location would make it difficult / impossible to access Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy.
  • Clients time-pressure, work deadlines, and work-based travel make it difficult to commit for the normal counselling time-scale.
  • Clients family commitments make it easier to have treatment on-line at home.
  • Clients prefer an initial face to face assessment, and then combine both treatment modalities.

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