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Meet the team

At the Good Sleep Clinic you will meet with a sleep specialist who will offer you an assessment and treatment for your sleep difficulties. Our sleep specialists are all highly trained Clinical Psychologists & Doctors with specialist skills in sleep difficulties. Recognising that it can often be difficult to access evidence-based treatment to improve sleep led co-founders Zoe and Maja to combine their medical & psychological expertise on insomnia, to help more people achieve good quality sleep along with improved health & 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 in the Sleep Disorder Centre at Guy's & St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust - one of the UK's leading sleep medicine centres. Before this Maja worked as Principal Clinical Psychologist at Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital, and as Head of Psychological Therapies for the Sleep Disorder Centre at the Queen Victoria NHS Hospital. Maja is one of the UK's leading sleep psychologists and has worked with hundreds of people with sleep difficulties. 

Maja has a doctorate in Clinical Psychology and 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 and the Postgraduate Diploma training in Improving Acess to Psychological Therapy. She supervises other Clinical Psychologists and Research trainees in this area.

 

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"  

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Dr Emma Sanchez-Walker

 

Clinical Psychologist (PsychD, MSc, BSc)

 

Emma is an Associate with The Good Sleep Clinic and the newest member of the team. She is an experienced Clinical Psychologist with a particular interest in the psychology of health conditions. Emma is committed to working with people to achieve their therapy goals. She currently works in a specialist health psychology team at Guys and St Thomas' NHS hospital. Previously she has worked in a number of different specialisms, including facilitating sleep groups and working 1:1 with individuals to improve their sleep.

 

In addition to her doctoral training, Emma has further training in Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) and a Post Graduate Diploma in Systemic Foundation Level Training. Emma is accredited by the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) and is a mentor for the University of Surrey Clinical Psychoogy doctoral programme.

Dr Joanne Weston

Joanne is an experienced clinical psychologist with a specialist interest in health psychology, sleeping difficulties, anxiety, stress and trauma. She works extensively in private practice, providing psychological assessment and treatment to adults. Joanne has been fascinated by the psychology of sleep, and the research linking it to poorer emotional and physical health, for many years. She has especially noticed an increasing trend for people to present with significant sleeping problems in her private clinic. Joanne enjoys working with individuals to make simple and practical changes, to help them to feel empowered to reclaim a better quality of life and health again.

 

In addition to her doctoral training, Joanne has completed further training in CBT for insomnia, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) for trauma. Joanne is accredited by the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the British Psychological Society (BPS). She also provides clinical supervision and Expert Witness reports.

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Dr Laura Goody

Clinical Psychologist (DClinPsych, MSc, BSc Hons)

Laura is an Associate with The Good Sleep Clinic and an experienced Clinical Psychologist. Laura gained understanding of the intricacies of sleep during her Neuropsychology masters, and continued to develop a special interest through clinical experience showing the significant impact that poor sleep can have on mental wellbeing.

 

Laura has worked in the psychological services within the NHS for twelve years specialising in adult mental health. She has held senior roles within forensic, community crisis and acute hospital liaison teams. Laura is currently a Principal Psychologist Lead in Oxford, providing consultation and training to staff in managing complex psychological needs. Laura works 1:1 with individuals to help improve their sleep using Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance Based Therapy (ACT) based approaches. She is passionate about being person focused; helping people to identify and achieve the goals that brought them to therapy.

 

In addition to her doctoral training, Laura has further training in Cognitive Analytic Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy and Eye Movement Desentisisation Reprocessing (EMDR) for trauma. Laura is accredited by the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) and is a supervisor for local Clinical Psychology doctoral programmes.

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