10 Harley Street, London, W1G 9PF

I am very grateful that through my own experience, knowledge and expertise, I am able to help thousands of families from all over the world get a good night’s sleep.

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My Story

My health profession career began with my training as a Registered General Nurse, then a Mental Health Nurse and finally, I qualified as a Health Visitor.

Then over twenty-five years ago, whilst working in the NHS, I set up a baby sleep clinic in London. This was in response to the overwhelming number of parents coming to the general child health clinic, on their knees with exhaustion through lack of sleep. 
 
Back then, the sleep guidance available to parents was so limited and most of it was very poor. Generally, the advice was to leave babies to cry themselves to sleep and to ignore or punish children who kept getting out of bed. 

With a background in both paediatrics and mental health, including child mental health and post-natal depression & anxiety I knew that this advice was bad for the child and also bad for the parent. 
As a mother of four, I knew that such harsh and thoughtless instruction was completely against our natural instinct to love, cherish and nurture.  And so I began looking at the research around sleep and reflecting on my own knowledge about babies through my training in child health and my personal experience as a mother, to begin supporting parents to use gentler and kinder ways to help their babies and children sleep. 
 
In a very short time, my work became well known, and I started to work with individual families, referred by colleagues, paediatricians and increasingly through the media and by word of mouth. 
 
I became the first independent child sleep consultant in the UK and established my clinic in London’s Harley St.

As well as seeing individual families privately, I have worked with local authorities, NHS and charity baby groups, helping many more families with their sleep. 
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All these years later, so much more is understood about the science behind how babies and children sleep and thankfully there is more help available to tired families. 
 
I am very grateful that through my own experience, knowledge and expertise, I am able to help thousands of families from all over the world get a good night’s sleep. 

My Qualifications

Registered General Nurse [RGN]

Registered Mental Health Nurse [RMN]

Registered Health Visitor – [Post Graduate Diploma in Health Visiting] [RHV]

RCN accredited practitioner - Children’s Sleep disorders in Clinical Practice

Member of the British Sleep society

My Professional Bodies

“Andrea’s approach is gentle and well-researched and her results have been excellent. She has been very well received by parents who have benefited from her knowledge and experience. I particularly like the controlled stepwise approach and individually tailored programmes she implements to promote good sleeping habits.”
Dr Ian Hay
Consultant Paediatrician, The Portland Hospital, London

“Andrea’s approach is gentle and well-researched and her results have been excellent. She has been very well received by parents who have benefited from her knowledge and experience. I particularly like the controlled stepwise approach and individually tailored programmes she implements to promote good sleeping habits.”

Dr Ian Hay – Consultant Paediatrician, The Portland Hospital, London

As a condition of my registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council, and as a commitment to the families that I work with, I am obliged to be fully up-to-date with research within my area of practice.

Just a few of the organisations and brands that I have given sleep expert contribution:

Media and Public Speaking

I am a regular keynote speaker in the world of baby sleep and in the wider media.

For Press, Media and brand collaborations, please contact:
Jacq Burns – +44 7894 919910 / jacq@londonwritersclub.com

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