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. 

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...

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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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Sarah Krueger

Sarah uses a person-centred, strength-based approach, working in collaboration with clients to reach their therapeutic goals. Sarah is highly focused on the therapeutic relationship using a calm and relaxed manner, positive communication strategies, empathy, and understanding during therapy sessions.

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Kristy Johnstone

Deciding to see a Psychologist is a big step, so congratulations for coming this far. Once you choose a therapist, stepping into a their virtual therapy room is the next big step, and for many people this can feel overwhelming. A big part of my job is to help you feel comfortable and safe. All you have to do is...

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Julia Mijic

I am passionate about psychology and take an individual approach to psychological services from a broad worldview and framework of practice. I seek to understand your unique experiences and situation. I believe in personal empowerment using a strengths based approach. I consider it a privilege to provide support as you take steps towards your health and wellbeing goals.

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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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Alana Maley-Berg

My passion is helping people, in good times and tough times, and that is my aim when meeting you. I want to get to know you and help you through whatever challenges are facing you. I like to celebrate successes, even the little ones, and work through the next steps towards more success. I see every barrier or bump in...

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Alicia Viforj

Alicia is a Clinical Psychologist who has extensive experience treating low self worth, child attachment and behaviour management and family of origin issues. This includes the experience feeling different to others growing up, family domestic violence, emotional abuse, being criticised or bullied, having low self worth or other trauma growing up.

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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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Videsha Samarawickrama

I look forward to working with you on this journey through collaboration to understand your goals and work towards developing a plan tailored to achieving these goals. I have a client centered approach to counselling and ensure that focus is on ensuring that any treatment is individualised to suit your needs which is aimed to promote functional, psychological, and social...

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Belinda Milner

I love getting to know you as an individual and what makes you tick. I enjoy working in a collaborative and holistic way, incorporating your strengths and values into your therapy journey. My style is conversational, warm and natural with a dash of humour thrown into the mix.

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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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Jessie Bendavid

Jessie has expertise with the psychological impact of perinatal loss, the topic of her Ph.D. She has worked with adults experiencing mood disorders, personality disorders, procrastination, anxiety and grief. Jessie offers a supportive, non-judgmental and accepting environment for her clients to feel safe so that they can openly discuss the issues that they would like to change.

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Rosa Medina Barron

Rosa strives to help clients to gain greater insight into their lives to understand and overcome their presenting issues, develop their self-confidence and make meaningful changes in their lives. Rosa provides psychological services in both English and Spanish.

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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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Linda Carter

I focus my practice on people’s needs bringing all my life experience and cultural values to assist clients overcome their issues, big or small. I am able to communicate with children, the elderly, people with disabilities to CEO’s. The last few years I have worked in areas of trauma related incidents with individuals, families and law enforcement. My children and...

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Kristie Mitchell

I am excited to be able to support you in meeting your goals and managing challenging circumstances. I am passionate about delivering accessible Psychology sessions by telehealth. I am committed to working with you based on your priorities and values.

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