If you are looking for experienced, empathetic, evidence-based sleep help you are in the right place.
My name is Nickie Sutton and I am the Specialist Sleep
Practitioner at Peak Sleep.
Sleep deprivation affects every member of the family in every way - their sleep, their health, their work. It doesn't need to be this way, and I am here to help.
I offer individual support for adults and parents, as well as a comprehensive training package for charities, schools and organisations.
Group Training for Parents
Group training for parents, over two sessions.
This can be delivered online or in person
Session 1 (2 hours): The fundamentals of sleep - why we sleep, what happens when we are asleep and what our bodies need us to do.
Session 2 (2 hours): Building on session 1 with strategies that relate directly to the science. This is important because when people understand why they are doing something they are much more likely to stick at it and be successful.
These sessions are often booked by charities and schools.
Group Training for Professionals
Group training for professionals in a variety of formats with content to suit your needs
These sessions are designed to inform your work as a health care professional (eg. Health Visitor, School Nurse etc) or social care professional (eg. Social Worker, Family Support worker) and allow you to offer effective evidence based help to your clients. It does not qualify attendees to work as a sleep practitioner.
If you would like to be able to do an in depth assessment and work as a sleep practitioner you need to complete the Sleep Practitioner Training with The Sleep Charity.
Training and courses
Please go to the 'Training and Courses' tab to see all of the courses we
can offer charities, parent organisations and professionals
We are based in the beautiful Peak District but work across the country via Zoom or
in person sessions / courses
How Can I Help?
Individual Consultations - Families
1:1 Consultations with Nickie Sutton for families with children who have sleep difficulties.
My approach is kind, thorough, compassionate and supportive.
I offer a gentle, tailored sleep plan devised after an in depth assessment; helping families to identify their strengths and develop successful strategies to improve sleep.
My goal is for you not to need me if you have sleep issues again! I will help you understand the science of sleep and how the sleep issue developed - so that you feel better able to solve any sleep issues in the future.
I have particular experience with children, young people and adults with neurodevelopmental conditions such as autism and ADHD.
Individual Consultations -Adults
1:1 Consultations with Nickie Sutton for adults who have sleep difficulties.
I am trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia (CBTi) and can offer a six week programme to help you sleep better.
This is a highly successful, evidence based programme which helps you to get back to achieving high quality restful sleep.
WHY CHOOSE PEAK SLEEP?
A wealth of experience
My name is Nickie Sutton and I am the founder and Specialist Sleep Practitioner at Peak Sleep.
There are lots of sleep practitioners out there, and we are all different, so why choose me?
I have been a sleep practitioner now for over 7 years and worked with many families, individuals, and groups of
parents, often dealing with deeply entrenched sleep problems.
I bring my clinical background, experience and training to my work; it means I can confidently help you with most aspects of sleep management and will refer you on for specialist medical support if necessary.
I'm also a member of the British Sleep Society and the International Pediatric Sleep Association, and I make sure to complete regular updates, attend conferences and keep up to date with relevant scientific journals.
Perhaps most importantly, I learn from every person and family I work with; always building on my knowledge of what works in practise.
I have full public liability insurance with Hiscox, a current Enhanced DBS certificate, and am registered with the ICO (Information Commissioner's Office).
Your information remains completely confidential and is safely stored.
If you'd like to know more about my background and training do have a look at my 'About Me' page