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Welcome to the Sleep Support Project


Counselling, CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and CBT-i (CBT for insomnia)

For people living with sleep issues or diagnosed sleep disorders.


Based in central Bury, Greater Manchester, we offer counselling and support across the UK via a combination of counselling, CBT and CBT-i (CBT for insomnia).  Sessions can be in-person based in Bury (Greater Manchester),  or remote via telephone/video to anyone based within the UK.

Sleep can be affected by stress and other worries, with counselling sessions being available with our BACP Registered Counsellors to support most issues affecting wellbeing, including depression, anxiety or relationship issues.

Please do contact us with any enquiries, or to speak directly to us to arrange counselling.

If you would like to book sessions online, please complete the self-referral form below.

For a FREE initial telephone consultation contact us at:





Talking things through with Lisa each week has helped me feel more empowered to deal with things


I'm feeling like myself again, and so much lighter. it's amazing what a difference I feel within a short amount of time.


I've slept better than I have in years.


The Sleep Support Project offers emotional support with various common sleep issues:

  • Insomnia
  • Circadian Rhythm Disorders
  • Night-time Waking
  • Sleep Anxiety
  • Narcolepsy
  • Sleep Apnoea
  • Sleep Hygiene Awareness
  • Coping with shift-work
  • Parasomnias
  • Secondary sleep issues (eg. relating to Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Bereavement, Physical Health)

What is a sleep disorder?

Sleep disorders are serious health concerns that can have a massive impact on quality of life, affecting work, relationships and mental health, and are often difficult to manage with good sleep hygiene alone.

Sleep disorders:

  • Can be invisible to others.
  • Can feel isolating due to lack of appropriate support.
  • Are often unsupported in the workplace, impacting on work.
  • Can be disabling, impairing the ability to undertake daily tasks.
  • Impact mood and energy levels.
  • Are physically exhausting.
  • Can impact on physical health.
  • May also arise due to other conditions, such as blindness, neurological issues, trauma, anxiety, M.E. / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, M.S., dementias, autism, and ADHD.

How can counselling, CBT & CBT-i help?

Counselling helps to process stress and find ways to cope with your experience.  CBT helps to adapt any cognitive or behavioural influences that may be having an impact on how you feel.  CBT for insomnia (CBT-i) is a more specialised approach to CBT, helping to regain control over insomnia.

Sleep-focused sessions help to manage your wellbeing for improved sleep, including:

  • Sleep hygiene awareness
  • Relaxing breathing techniques
  • Finding a routine
  • Maintaining positive sleep habits
  • Managing stress
  • Identifying sleep disruptors
  • Reframing negative sleep beliefs
  • Learning to love sleep again
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