Meet the team
The Good Sleep Clinic is led by sleep specialists Dr Maja Schaedel and Dr Zoe Schaedel. Recognising that it can often be difficult for people to access evidence-based treatment and support to improve their sleep led Zoe and Maja to combine their medical and psychological expertise on insomnia, to help more people achieve good quality sleep along with improved health and wellbeing.
Dr Maja Schaedel
Clinical Psychologist with a specialism in sleep difficulties (CPsychol, DClinPsych, MSc, BA Hons, PGCert)
Maja is an experienced Clinical Psychologist with a specialism in insomnia, sleep difficulties and trauma. Maja is committed to understanding the difficulties which stop adults, children and teenagers from achieving good sleep. She currently holds an NHS position at Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital as Principal Clinical Psychologist. Before this she spent 5 years as Head of Psychological Therapies at an NHS hospital in West Sussex, working as the Lead Clinical Psychologist within the regional Sleep Disorders Centre in East Grinstead - one of the UK's leading sleep medicine centres. Here she supervised the growing Sleep Group Programme and Psychology input into Insomnia and Trauma-Related sleep difficulties.
In addition to her doctoral level training Maja has further training in CBT for Insomnia, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) for trauma. Maja is accredited by the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the British Psychological Society (BPS) and also teaches on a Clinical Psychology doctoral programme.
Dr Zoe Schaedel
General Practitioner with a special interest in sleep difficulties (BMBS, BMedSci, MRCGP, DRCOG, DFRSH)
Zoe is an experienced GP Partner and clinical leader with expertise in mental health and sleep difficulties. Through working in general practice and during her time as Managing Director for a mental health service in Brighton and Hove, Zoe has developed an in-depth understanding of the damaging effect that poor sleep can have on physical and psychological health. Zoe has trained alongside some of the UK's foremost sleep clinicians and is a member of the British Sleep Society. Zoe is also experienced in working with women in the menopausal transition (a time where sleep problems are extremely common) and has been awarded the Advanced Certificate in Menopause Care by the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health.
Zoe has undertaken additional training in CBT for Insomnia, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and CBT for menopausal symptoms. She is a member of the British Menopause Society . Zoe continues to practise as a GP in Brighton and has extensive experience as a GP appraiser and clinical educator.
Zoe is passionate about educating other clinicians about sleep, and her advice has been published in the Daily Mail Online. Zoe has been invited to speak in many education and commercial settings, including on BBC's Radio 4 "You and Yours"