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Arrange Therapy

To book a FREE initial consultation to arrange counselling sessions, or for an initial chat, please contact us:


For further information about counselling, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and CBT-i, please see the FAQs and support pages.

The online self-referral form:

The self-referral form asks for information to be able to arrange therapy sessions with the Sleep Support Project counsellor. This information includes personal information such as your contact details, your therapy goals, and some questions around your current support system and current wellbeing.

All information will be stored securely and confidentially, upon submission. It is not possible to access any information you have entered into the form until the form is submitted via the submission button at the end of the form. A confirmation page should then inform you that the form has been submitted.

There is no obligation to proceed with counselling following submission of the self-referral form, and you are free to end counselling sessions at any time. We aim to respond to self-referrals within 3 working days of receiving the submission.

Should it be required, a telephone consultation may be scheduled with you prior to booking any sessions, to make sure that you are receiving the most appropriate therapy plan for what you are going through.


The Initial Consultation:

The initial telephone consultation will last up to 20 minutes, it is to get an idea of what your goals are throughout the counselling process and to make sure the counselling and CBT we offer is suitable for you at this time.  This is an opportunity to ask any questions you may have about counselling, and to discuss what to expect throughout the process.  Counselling/CBT sessions can be arranged at the end of the consultation, but there is no obligation to proceed with any support, should you decide not to go ahead.

You may request an initial consultation by contacting us, or you may prefer to submit the online self-referral form.


The Counselling Process:

We aim to tailor therapy to your needs and requirements, whether that be a set of sessions over a few weeks/months, short-term therapy, or a one-off support session. Generally, 6 to 8 sessions is a guideline number of recommended sessions to begin with, but this will be discussed and agreed with you during the initial session or during the consultation process.  Therapy will be reviewed together throughout the counselling process. 

Sessions take place remotely via telephone across the UK, or in-person in our own cosy & calm therapy room in central Bury, Greater Manchester. Please let us know if you have any accessibility requirements, or if you need any information in an alternative format.

Frequency of sessions is generally weekly (daytimes / evenings), but can be fortnightly or a more flexible pace if needed, depending on individual circumstances. 

Counselling sessions last 50 minutes.


Sleep Support Session:

Sometimes, a one-off sleep support session to help discuss your sleep disruption may be enough to refresh yourself with ways to improve your sleep, and to talk through any minor sleep issues. Our one-to-one sleep support sessions offer therapeutic emotional and practical support, and sleep hygiene information. One-off sessions are available for anyone living with minor sleep concerns. One-off sessions are not as in-depth as counselling. These single sessions are also useful for those who may be supporting partners with their sleep issues, or living with others going through sleep disruption or experiencing sleep disorders.

Sleep Workshops:

We are able to offer sleep workshops within various organisations and settings, to employees, students, or small groups. Sleep workshops can be tailored to your organisation’s specific requirements, and can be a great way to offer support for wellbeing, helping to prevent stress and sleep issues from developing or worsening.

Please get in touch to discuss arranging a sleep workshop, we’d be happy to hear from you.


Sessions can be paid for pay-as-you-go, with the option to pay for each session either in advance, at the time of booking, or at the start of each session. Accepted payment methods include: bank transfer, cash, Stripe, Paypal or Apple Pay. Visa/Debit card payments are accepted (in-person only).

Blocks of multiple sessions can also be booked and paid for in advance at a discounted rate, please get in touch for more information.

  • Initial Consultation – Free
  • Telephone Counselling – £45 per session (£40 concession*)
  • Face to face Counselling – £55 per session (£45 concession*)
  • Sleep Support Session (telephone) – £50 for a one-off 50 minute session (£40 concession*)

Payment for counselling sessions can be made via bank transfer or Paypal, before or on the day, in advance of each session. 

*Concessionary rates are available to people on reduced incomes and students.

See our Payment T&Cs for our refund/cancellation policy and other payment terms and conditions.

If you are a GP, health professional or employer wishing to refer someone for support, please find further info here about making a referral and to download the referral form.

Please feel free to contact us any time with any questions or for further info, and to arrange any counselling support: