Our Good Sleep Clinic is a service that specialises in treating insomnia, using evidence-based therapies to help you achieve good quality sleep along with improved health and wellbeing. This clinic is run by Dr Maja Schaedel, Clinical Psychologist specialising in sleep difficulties, and Dr Zoe Schaedel, an experienced general practitioner and clinical leader, with a special interest in sleep difficulties and the menopause and an in-depth understanding of how poor sleep affects physical and psychological health.
The treatment programme that our insomnia specialists design for you will be based on your 1:1 sleep assessment, but could include one or more of our evidence-based therapies and interventions, such as Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing). This, alongside careful medication review, is highly effective in treating insomnia and sleep difficulties.
How much does it cost?
£200 for the initial in-depth sleep assessment (60 minutes)
We are able to charge the treatment sessions to most insurers, however not the assessment session (this is due to it combining the assessment with a private GP medication review which is not covered by insurers).
What is involved?
We will develop an understanding of your sleep difficulties and plan how to resolve them. You will receive a detailed report following your assessment containing advise and a treatment plan. This usually involves 3-6 treatment sessions using our effective and evidence-based methods to improve your sleep. This is often a session every week or every 2 weeks, and we offer email or telephone support between sessions if needed. To find out more about the treatments that we use please visit our website https://www.goodsleep.clinic/what-to-expect
What happens after?
Subsequent Treatment sessions: £150 (50 minutes)
After a treatment programme has come to an end, our aim is that you will enjoy the benefits of improved sleep for many years to come! We can offer top up sessions down the line if needed, and are accessible by email if any future problems arise.
Medication Review: £100 (30 minutes)
A telephone review of medication is available (if recommended as part of ongoing treatment programme).
Know your specialists:
Dr Maja Schaedel
Clinical Psychologist with a specialism in sleep difficulties (CPsychol, DClinPsych, MSc, BA Hons, PGCert)
Maja is an experienced Clinical Psychologist with a specialism in insomnia, sleep difficulties and trauma. She currently leads the Psychological Therapies Department at an NHS hospital in West Sussex and provides psychological treatment for people with insomnia and sleep difficulties at the hospital's Sleep Disorders Centre in East Grinstead, which sees people from across the south east region and is one of the UK's leading sleep medicine centres.
Maja is committed to understanding the difficulties which stop adults and young people from achieving good sleep. She supervises other psychological therapists on their treatment of sleep difficulties and she continues to develop evidence-based treatment programmes. In addition to her doctoral level training Maja has further training in CBT for Insomnia, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing for trauma. Maja is accredited by the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the British Psychological Society (BPS) and also teaches on a Clinical Psychology doctoral programme.
Dr Zoe Schaedel
General Practitioner with a special interest in sleep difficulties (BMBS, BMedSci, MRCGP, DRCOG, DFRSH)
Zoe is an experienced GP Partner and clinical leader with expertise in mental health and sleep difficulties. Through working in general practice and during her time as Managing Director for a mental health service in Brighton and Hove, Zoe has developed an in-depth understanding of the damaging effect that poor sleep can have on physical and psychological health. Zoe has trained alongside some of the UK's foremost sleep clinicians and is a member of the British Sleep Society. Zoe is also experienced in working with women in the menopausal transition (a time where sleep problems are extremely common) and has been awarded the Advanced Certificate in Menopause Care by the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health.
Zoe has undertaken additional training in CBT for Insomnia, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and CBT for menopausal symptoms. She is a member of the British Menopause Society . Zoe continues to practise as a GP in Brighton and has extensive experience as a GP appraiser and clinical educator.
Zoe is passionate about educating other clinicians about sleep, and her advice has been published in the Daily Mail Online. Zoe has been invited to speak in many education and commercial settings, including on BBC's Radio 4 "You and Yours"