Infant Sleep Counselling

Your someone.health psychologist can work with you to cope with the challenges of sleep through evidence-based video and telephone counselling.
Your someone.health psychologist can work with you to cope with the challenges of sleep through evidence-based video and telephone counselling.
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Learn about improving your sleep

Having a baby can be one of the most exciting times. However, it can also be some of the hardest. You might have heard people say that once you have a baby, you will not get any sleep. That’s because it is not uncommon for infants to have interrupted, erratic and unpredictable sleeping patterns.

 

This will often affect the parents just as much as it does the baby. You may be spending half of the night trying to get your baby to fall asleep, and nothing seems to consistently work. You may have tried countless different methods, but still find that you are spending hours each night trying to calm them down or get them to stop crying.

 

On the other hand, your child may not have any trouble falling asleep, however they continually wake up and cry throughout the night until you soothe them. This may seem like a never-ending pattern that is starting to affect your energy levels and activities throughout the day.

 

As much as this can be normal for all parents to go through at some stage, there are also cases when the sleeping difficulties are caused by an underlying medical condition. This can include fevers, infections, snoring or breathing abnormalities, and allergies to foods. It is also very common for simple environmental influences to prevent your baby from getting an adequate night’s sleep. This can include incorrect soothing approaches, inconsistent bed times, irregular routines, and overstimulating day time activity.

 

So, if there can be so many different factors at play, how do you know what to do to ensure that your baby is healthy and in the best possible environment to get a full night’s rest? It can be difficult to do this without the support of a professional, particularly if you are lacking the energy from your own lack of sleep. If this has been an ongoing concerns for you, it is particularly important to seek support to ensure that the sleep difficulties are not caused by something more serious.

 

A number of someone.health psychologists can work with you and your infant to assess the cause of the sleep difficulties, and find better ways to manage this and improve sleep quality for you both. Other ways that they can assist include:

Assessing the severity of the sleep difficulties and identifying the factors that may be contributing to this

Implementing evidence-based strategies to improve infant sleep, and tailoring these strategies to your own preferences to find what works best for you and your child

Finding ways to better plan and manage your infant’s sleeping patterns

Improving your own sleep quality, energy levels and daily functioning

Infant Sleep Psychologists

Meet the someone.health psychologists currently available to see new clients for counselling on improving infant sleep. 

Ashlee Wells

Ashlee has eight years experience working in mental health services with a diverse range of clients. Ashlee has a strong interest in Perinatal and Infant Mental Health, women’s health, family support and Neurodevelopmental Disorders (including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Intellectual Disability).

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Bilyana Riley

Bilyana’s 20 years’ experience is vast, having started my career in nursing before embarking on study to become a Clinical Psychologist. She sees people presenting with a broad spectrum of presentations, including trauma, depressive and anxiety based disorders, workplace bullying, phobias, relationship issues, stress disorders, schizophrenia, self-harm, suicidal behaviour, personality disorders, grief and relationship issues.

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Caroline Gaffney

Caroline is very approachable and believes that positive change is sustainable, working holistically and using practical strategies, developing new skills and psychological interventions to achieve the best outcomes for you. She has been the principal psychologist and proprietor of Pure Gold Christian Counselling and Psychological Services for eight years.

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Claire Prince

Claire provides individually tailored and evidence-based therapeutic interventions and strategies to help clients to gain a better understanding of themselves and their difficulties or challenges. Claire then works with clients in identifying ways to effectively manage these issues, helping to build stronger foundations for life. Claire has over 25 years experience practicing as a Psychologist.

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Jenny Drury

Jenny has been a registered Psychologist since 2005. Jenny’s key areas of interest are stress and health management, mood and anxiety disorders, parenting, managing life transitions, executive functioning and neurodevelopmental disorders, such as autism spectrum disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

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Katherine Gudgeon

Katherine has worked with a wide array of presentations, including depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, grief, trauma, anger management, bullying, relationship difficulties and personality disorders. Katherine has worked as a School Counsellor for five years and an English teacher for over thirty years. Katherine is experienced in dealing with adolescent development and parenting issues. She has a keen interest in working with people experience relationship difficulties.

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Katherine Gudgeon

Katherine has worked with a wide array of presentations, including depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, grief, trauma, anger management, bullying, relationship difficulties and personality disorders. Katherine has worked as a School Counsellor for five years and an English teacher for over thirty years. Katherine is experienced in dealing with adolescent development and parenting issues. She has a keen interest in working with people experiencing relationship difficulties.

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Kemi Alaba-Ekpo

Kemi has an interest in working with people experiencing anxiety, relationship issues and parenting concerns. She works to ensure that every person’s uniqueness is taken into consideration by creating a personalised treatment plan with each client using evidence based therapies.

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Melanie Stevens

Melanie has a keen interest to work with women and men who are stuck in a rut and feel like they have no thing left but want to build a life of happiness and enjoyment . Your the right candidate to work with Melanie of your keen to get working on yourself!

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Melita Henderson

Melita is a caring, authentic and empathic person.,A counselling session with her will feel natural, conversational and purposeful. She loves helping others to learn, both about themselves as individuals and about their brain and why it does the things it does. Her passion for helping others to build their skillset and confidence in themselves led her to refocus her career on individual therapy after spending many years in management consulting and corporate training.

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Michelle Kelly

Michelle is experienced working with clients presenting for depression and anxiety in addition to those experiencing issues relating to substance use, emotional regulation and relationship challenges.

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Michelle Popovski

Michelle works comfortably within an eclectic mix of therapeutic modalities to provide a framework to suit individual needs, including incorporating psychodynamic principles with evidenced based treatments such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). She is passionate about helping people reach their full potential in life and offers a respectful, and compassionate therapeutic relationship.

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Nicola Carter

Nicola is a warm and accepting psychologist. She helps people to feel a greater sense of confidence and control, as they begin to discover for themselves that they can change their lives for the better. She is experienced and successful in assisting people experiencing depression, anxiety, many forms of trauma, relationship, self esteem, and life transition and adjustment difficulties.

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Simon Coyle

Simon is a qualified primary school teacher as well as a registered psychologist. Simon has a keen interest in working with people experiencing anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, post traumatic stress disorder and behaviour and emotional disorders in children. He has a relaxed, easy going nature and likes to provide people with the skills to manage life’s challenges.

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Stephanie Cook

Stephanie has had nearly three decades of working with a diversity of clients, issues and genres. Stephanie is keen to work diversely with relationship issues family issues depression and anxiety faulty thinking self esteem learning difficulties stress performance management parenting and pregnancy including IVF.

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Trisha Nowland

Trisha has experience working with a diverse range of clients including children, community from different cultural backgrounds, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community, and LGBT+ community.

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Xiaoping Zhu

The goal of Xiaoping’s counselling is to assist you to be powered with a series of healthy concepts about your life as well as equipped with a bunch of abilities for all of life’s challenges. With Xiaoping’s counselling, his clients are led to have more awareness about themselves, more confidence to face their challenges and more skills to find solutions.

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Zhiwen Gao

Zhiwen is experienced working children, adolescents and adults including seniors. She has worked with culturally and linguistically diverse clients such as overseas student and new immigrants. Zhiwen has keen interest in working with people experiencing adjustment issues and seeking support for Anxiety, Autism, Bipolar, Depression, Mood, OCD, Phobia, Personality, Trauma (PTSD), Lifestyle and Stress management.

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