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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. She currently leads the Psychological Therapies Department at an NHS hospital in West Sussex and provides psychological treatment for people with insomnia and sleep difficulties at the hospital's Sleep Disorders Centre in East Grinstead, which sees people from across the south east region and is one of the UK's leading sleep medicine centres. 

Maja is committed to understanding the difficulties which stop adults and young people from achieving good sleep. She supervises other psychological therapists on their treatment of sleep difficulties and she continues to develop evidence-based treatment programmes. In addition to her doctoral level training Maja has further training in CBT for Insomnia, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing 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"  

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