I am an accredited Holistic Sleep Coach, fully insured with current DBS check and paediatric first aid certificate. I have over 15 years’ experience of working with babies, children and their families.
I have completed an International Lactation Consultant Association accredited infant feeding course so can suggest sleep options that work with your feeding goals. I offer help and advice with your children’s sleep from newborn up to ten years, as well as sleep support for parents and other family members.
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 it. I consequently feel it is essential that we meet in person, in your home if you wish, so that we can chat though everything that’s going on in your parenting journey, and that 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.
Your sleep situation is highly personal to you and is only a problem if you see it as a problem. I do not use a one solution fits all approach, as every child and family are different. Through getting to know each other during our meeting, we will work together to produce a sleep plan that is personalised for you. The plan will be one 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 to do for the 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 being confident that your sleep will improve, will give you a sleep training program that you feel is manageable and realistic for you.
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.