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My methods and a word on crying

The methods I follow were created out of a strong belief that healthy sleep habits make for healthy children. A well-rested child is curious, energetic, happy, playful, and eager to learn.


When parents entrust me as their child’s “sleep guide,” either through one-on-one consultations or seminars, they are placing a great deal of trust in me, and I want to let you know that I take this responsibility very seriously.

While most books and programs dealing with child sleep issues take philosophical stands (based largely around the issue of “crying it out”), I believe that your child’s sleep is more important than my personal views on this subject. 

That’s why I place so much emphasis on accommodating different parenting styles. The bottom line is that you, as a parent, need to be comfortable with your new sleep plan in order for it to work for your child!


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My approach to improving your child’s sleep is pretty simple:


              I'll give you honest information about WHY sleep is so important for your child’s well-being               (This will give you all the motivation you need to make changes to your child’s sleep habits.)

  1. I’ll lay out an easy-to-follow, step-by-step plan that lets you make some choices about what is the right approach for your child. (All children are different, and nobody knows your child better than you do. I encourage you to use your knowledge of your child to customize his or her sleep plan.)

  2. I’ll show you how to measure success. (No, you shouldn’t expect your child to sleep 12 uninterrupted hours on the first night — although it does happen! I’ll tell you what you should expect along the way…)


A little note about the “crying” question: Since people always ask me about whether my solutions involve “crying it out,” I think it’s something that deserves to be addressed here.  

First of all let me reassure you that I'm not an advocate of controlled crying, shut the door and leave them methods - I'm not saying they don't work if they're done absolutley correctly, they do, but I just think they are too tough on all involved. What I will say though is that people tend to be very protective about their sleep environment, we like things to be the same every night, so making big changes to anyone's sleep environment would almost always be met with some kind of protest - imagine if I changed your pillow before you got into bed tonight, you would notice the difference and probably complain about it! 

The same will probably be true for your child and with a child their protest normally involves at least a few tears, so I can't promise you there will be no crying, in fact with almost all of the families I have helped solve their children's sleep problem's there has been at least some - what I can promise you though, is that I won't ask you to leave your child alone to cry for extended periods, nor will I ask you to ignore their cries should they continue whilst they are learning this new skill, if that is something that worries you.


The reason that that my methods are so effective is that they let you develop a plan that you feel comfortable with, based on what you know about your child. 

All that said I completely understand that no-one likes the idea of hearing their child crying, I am a mother of three myself and have been in your shoes. Please do have a read of some of the testimonials by clicking the Happy Clients tab at the top of the page to find out just what's involved from people who have really been there.


My programmes are aligned with the best practices recommended by The UK’s National Health Service, The American Academy of Pediatrics, and The Canadian Pediatric Society.


If you have any questions at all about the philosophy behind my method, please don’t hesitate to ask!

I can be reached by email at or by telephone on 01794 341172


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This sleep programme is amazing; we spent a few very uncomfortable, sleep deprived months wondering why our daughter would wake very couple of hours screaming, would only settle in our arms and what we should do about it. Following one particularly rough night with her, we saw Karen’s article in our local newspaper and decided to give her a try. Miraculously, within four nights of following her bespoke sleep plan our daughter was sleeping well through the night and was more cheerful during the day.  You are supported through the process and given advice on how to deal with situations that arise. This has had a hugely positive effect on Mum and Dad as they have re-discovered sleep too. THANK YOU SO MUCH KAREN, YOU ARE A LIFE SAVER. :) :)

A very well rested Saffery family(Salisbury)

'Our 2 year old son had never been a good napper or sleeper and finally we thought enough is enough! Karen came to see us and brought a personalised sleep plan for us to follow. We felt she really understood our needs and our parenting style. With her support and encouragement, she gave us the confidence to enable our son to develop good napping and night time sleeping habits within a very short time. We are enjoying a brighter, happier toddler and we finally feel rested. We never thought it was possible! Thank-you Karen'

Lindsey, Tom & Alexander Jojic - Salisbury


Strength, determination and conviction that you’re doing the right thing are qualities that dwindle when in the depths of sleep deprivation! After 7months of existing on around 2-3 hrs sleep a night, desperation had set in to find a way of helping our gorgeous little girl to sleep soundly. When Karen introduced us to the clarity, simplicity and step by step approach of her program, I knew this was exactly what I needed! With Karen’s unfaltering guidance and support, in a matter of days we were on our way to sleep like we’d never before experienced! The results really were astonishing and within a week our little girl had gone from not sleeping for more than an hour at a time to sleeping a straight 10 hours.  Success, blissful nights and a much healthier, happier household!

               Beth, Roger & Evie - Portsmouth

For many more testimonials please click on the HAPPY CLIENTS tab at the top of the page NOW