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Sleep Problems

Efficacy’s cognitive behavioural therapists are based in centres across London and the UK and are experts in delivering CBT treatments for insomnia and sleeping problems.

In a nutshell, insomnia is a ‘disorder of initiation of the maintenance of sleep’

We all develop sleeping problems from time to time due to various life events or just an unexplained blip in sleep rhythms. We are less clear in why, for some people, acute episodes of insomnia can lead to chronic difficulties that leads to a diagnosis. Some of the aspects that our courses cover include but not limited to:

  • Modifying beliefs around sleep
  • Teaching skills related to sleep
  • Exercise
  • Reducing the perceived threat of ‘sleep’
  • Emotion regulation
  • Developing flexibility in attentional focus

Treatment Options

The recommended treatment options available to someone suffering with sleep problems and insomnia are cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) or medication. It is recommended that CBT should be the first line of treatment.

Insomnia is just one of many sleeping disorders. Other’s include:

  • Sleep-breathing disorder
  • Periodic limb movements in sleep
  • Restless legs syndrome
  • Circadian rhythm sleep disorders – delayed sleep phase syndrome
  • Circadian rhythm sleep disorders – advanced sleep phase syndrome
  • Parasonnias
  • Narcolepsy
  • Nightmare disorders

We are a pure CBT service based in London and the UK with a team of BABCP accredited Cognitive behavioural therapists. All accredited cognitive behavioural therapists are trained mental health professionals and competent in the diagnosis and treating OCD. You can be assured that you health is in the hands of trusted health care professionals.

Evidence Base

There is a large body of evidence from clinical research trials that show CBT is a highly effective method for sleeping disorders.

If you would like to find out more or book an assessment in London then call on the number below or complete the online contact form.

Telephone: 020 7929 7911