Hello, I am Louise Baker-Martins, a Chartered Clinical Psychologist.
I provide therapeutic and educational sleep services to promote mental- health and well-being, working with children, young people and adults who struggle with sleep and associated psychological difficulties. I am based at The Practice Rooms in Salisbury, Wiltshire.
I understand how exhausting it can be when poor sleep is an obstacle to living a rich and fulfilling life. Sleep problems negatively impact upon our mood, thoughts and behaviour, often leading to difficulties in the workplace and within relationships. Our ability to manage stress is compromised, and immune functions and physical health are affected. Attempts to ‘get a hold on sleep’, to escape through sleep or to avoid sleep, all add further emotional struggle and exhaustion.
However, it is possible to develop an easier and more reliable relationship with sleep. My work is to make sense of each client’s own unique relationship and history with sleep and to provide therapy that is compassionate and evidence-based. In alignment, the mind and body will naturally co-create the sweet spot for sleep to settle in, without effort or intention.
I have an integrative therapeutic approach which incorporates and extends traditional Cognitive-Behavioural therapy for insomnia (CBT-i). Working with the ‘whole’ experience of the individual, inclusive of co-existing emotional struggles, I draw upon the ‘third-wave therapies’ of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Compassion-Focussed Therapy and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, in addition to attachment-informed therapy and Systemic Therapy.
Louise Baker-Martins DClinPsy, CPsychol, PhD
“Love and pain and work should all sleep now.
The night turns on its invisible wheels…”
– Pablo Neruda
Sleep resources and support
Workshops for health, education and business
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