Using Hypnotherapy and CBT to help with insomnia and sleep difficulties.

Insomnia is the general term used to describe being unable to get to sleep, or to remain asleep through a normal or reasonable night’s rest. 

Sleep difficulties have many causes, ranging from the physical (pain, need to urinate etc) to anxiety, stress or worry. Whatever the cause, insomnia is distressing and debilitating, depriving you of both the physical and mental rest necessary for mainting health and supporting an active life. 

Fortunately, Hypnotherapy and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy can both be highly effective in treating and alleviating sleep disorders.

How insomnia or other sleep difficulties may be affecting you.

I see a sizeable number of clients for whom being unable to sleep properly has become a life-disrupting problem. A number of effects seem to come up regularly and so may be considered as pointers that you may be suffering this problem.
  • Impaired quality of life is almost always the net effect of insomnia or any related sleep difficulty. Being unable to sleep deprives you of the vital recharge your body needs, and this impacts your energy levels, mood and relationships.

  • Reduced ability to concentrate is also a very common result of sleep difficulties. This not only reduces the ability to work or perform properly, but can also be extremely dangerous because of its effect on driving or the operation of equipment.

  • Unhealthy weight gain also occurs a good deal with sleeping difficulties. This is because sleep deprivation reduces levels of the hormone leptin, which suppresses appetite and encourages the body to expend energy.

After years of struggling with chronic insomnia and having tried different approaches and medications, I was willing to try Hypnotherapy one more time. Paul says that there is no magic in what he does but to me, it felt just like that. I’m now able to shut the noise in my head and fall asleep naturally for the first time in many, many years.


My approach to insomnia and sleep difficulties.

As with all problems requiring therapy, each situation is different and I will be able to decide on the most appropriate approach only after talking to you about your circumstances.


Hypnotherapy is almost always of value when working on sleep issues. The hypnotic trance being closely related in many ways to the sleep state, helping you learn a form of ‘self-hypnosis’ can help you switch off your overactive mind for the night.


Cognitive Behaviour Therapy can be extremely helpful in challenging the thought that “I know I’m not going to be able to sleep”, with the aim of then removing your sense of being ‘concerned’ about this.


Mindfulness is simply a ‘mental maintenance’ technique that helps build resilience and emotional strength. It can often be of help to clients in the small hours, in countering dismay or anxiety which are preventing sleep.

Paul Levrant. Hypnotherapy, CBT and Mindfulness to treat insomnia and sleep difficulties.

Sleep difficulties seem to be a symptom of living in our modern world, and I see clients with these almost every day. Having come to train as a therapist in mid-life, following a long career in business, I practice Hypnotherapy and CBT, and make use of Mindfulness, all of which can assist insomnia and other sleep difficulties.

Tackle insomnia or other sleep difficulties with one of the best-trusted Hypnotherapists in North London and Herts.

With consulting rooms in North London, Hertfordshire and North East London, I’m available to work with you at times and in locations convenient to your work and personal commitments.






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I’d be pleased to arrange an initial telephone consultation with you. This gives me the opportunity to gain a basic understanding of your situation, and lets you decide whether you’d like to arrange to see me for therapy.

This initial consultation is completely free of charge, and without any obligation on you to take matters further.

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