'I made these very gentle changes and I can honestly say both mine and my little girls lives are better now and happier. I did nothing drastic, there’s been no crying, no obvious changes for her whatsoever, just kind and gentle ways to improve things.' Nicola & Ruby

What is Holistic Sleep Coaching?

Your Child’s Sleep
What’s Natural, What’s Normal, What’s Safe.

🖤 Family Centred Care
💜 Respectful of your Child’s physiological & emotional health
🖤 Individualised – every Child & Family is different
💜 Support for families with Babies, Toddlers, Preschoolers & Older children
🖤 Protects your Breastfeeding relationship
💜 Evidence based gentle sleep solutions

Many families I meet are consumed with worries around sleep. I offer information on nurturing alternatives to cry-it-out and similar sleep training methods, along with understanding of what is normal for your child and ways to help you cope.

You are the expert in your child and my role is to support you in finding ways that fit your family towards more settled sleep.

Working with sleep biology, a listening ear and a caring approach to settled sleep, I support you to reach your goals, whilst keeping your child’s physical and emotional health, and your family, at the heart of any changes or suggestions.

As an IBCLC Lactation Consultant, I can work with you to maintain your breastfeeding relationship alongside optimising settled sleep.

I do not advocate any methods that involve leaving your child to cry alone (eg. Cry It Out, Controlled Crying etc.) but share information and strategies with you to optimise settled sleep.

Family Support is also available to provide you time to rest, recover & relax as you enjoy your life as a new family. 

Qualifications & Experience

I am a qualified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and have the following additional qualifications in sleep support:

  • Holistic Sleep Coaching Programme – Level 5 OCN – International Sleep Coaching Training –  14 modules, 20 speakers.  Attachment focused, gentle, expertise, evidence & empathy.  This course is the most in-depth gentle sleep training available.

  • Advanced Sleep Training Skills (Gentle Sleep Training) –This Advanced Level 4 OCN accredited sleep course, taught by Lyndsey Hookway (IBCLC), uses evidence based information to explore key factors that contribute to babies and children waking in the night, including sleep regression, developmental mile stones, cognitive changes, nutritional and environmental factors.

  • Negotiating Infant Sleep Conference – Professor Helen Ball (Durham University)

  • Sleep Timeline of the Breastfed Baby -Meg Nagle (The Milk Meg, IBCLC)

  • Better Baby & Toddler Sleep, Without Tears Workshop – Sarah Ockwell Smith

I help teach families about what is Natural, Normal and Safe, managing expectations and responding appropriately to your child.

Online Call*

Short sleep diary & parent questionnaire

Analysis of sleep concerns via online call 

Discussion of suggestions & strategies bespoke to your sleep concerns

Suitable for an overview of sleep habits or one-off concerns

These calls are jam packed with information – have a pen & paper handy to make notes.

10% off a full sleep coaching package (below) 

£60

Email Support *

Detailed sleep diary and parental questionnaire

In-depth analysis of sleep concerns via questionnaire

Email response with suggestions & strategies bespoke to your sleep concerns & detailed analysis of your sleep diary

Information sheets to keep to support you going forward 

Suitable for an overview of sleep habits or one-off concerns

Option for additional online call to discuss recommendations

£75

*please note the limitations of these services. No sleep plan or follow up is included. For more in-depth bespoke support the full sleep coaching services listed below are more suitable.

‘ Since our call, Oliver has gone from waking every hour (or thereabouts) to sleeping 5/6 hours straight…I feel like a new woman!…you helped us rearrange his naps and your tips and tricks have made such a difference.’  Caroline & Oliver

My New Nursling

This service for younger babies (0-6 months) is to discuss proactive steps for settled sleep & understanding your baby’s normal sleep behaviours whilst ensuring no feeding issues are present. Sleep strategies are not appropriate for young babies.

Sleep diary and parental questionnaire

In-depth analysis of your sleep diary and concerns

60 minute (approximate) consultation via videocall or face to face in your home 

A bespoke written guide to settled sleep and tips on moving forward

Information sheets to keep to support you going forward

Follow up email support

Option for continued support at client rate

£145

A New Dawn

This service is suitable from 6 months to approximately 8 years old. We will discuss current challenges, investigate the reasons for this, discuss normal behaviour and expectations, your sleep goals and sleep strategies that you can put in place.

Sleep diary and parental questionnaire

Detailed analysis of sleep concerns

60-90 minute (approximate) consultation via videocall or face to face in your home 

Detailed written summary of consultation discussion and strategy suggestions

Information sheets to keep to support you going forward

Follow up online call

Ongoing support for 4 weeks via text & email

Option for further continued support at client rate

£275

Travel is charged at 50p per mile

‘Sian’s knowledge and advice was second to none, and filled us both with confidence. Sian is the go-to person for all things sleep and feeding.’  Kat & Polly