When parents contact me for the first time, they are exhausted, confused, conflicted.

...and unsure how they can get out of the patterns that they find themselves in.

It doesn't have to be this way!

Imagine how you would feel if 

Your baby developed the skill of being able to fall asleep independently

Your baby slept throughout the night after being able resettle themselves if they woke

You were getting a full night’s sleep so you felt restored and like yourself again

1:1 Sleep Support

This is for parents who are feeling overwhelmed and need immediate help for their newborn to children up to 5 years old.

Issues that you might be experiencing might include:

  • feeding/rocking/holding to sleep
  • frequent night wakings
  • regressions
  • short daytime naps
  • keeping your toddler in their bed
  • unsettled newborns

Choose from Virtual or In-home Consultations

Virtual Sleep Consultation 

2 week support $427

If you are someone who wants to get going quickly than a virtual consultation is the best option.  

During our 60-minute Zoom session we will narrow down the goals that you want to work towards. I will then walk you through the process, step by step, so that you understand exactly how to go about reaching your goals.

This consultation includes virtual support the first night you are implementing a new approach.

Plus 2 weeks of support to fine-tune any issue that you are having.

In-home Sleep Consultation 

2 week support $747

If you in the Melbourne metro area and are someone who works better face to face, then an in-home consultation is for you!

This 120 minute session involves a comprehensive sleep assessment (including the sleep environment) and we will narrow down the goals that you want to work towards and how to achieve them.

The benefits of being in your own home include the opportunity to demonstrate more hands on strategies and approaches in real time.

Plus 2 weeks of support to fine-tune any issue that you are having. 

We did the phone consultation with follow up support from Kate, and it literally changed our lives! Kate is so lovely, supportive and informative. Having the follow-up support, especially on the first night of us implementing the plan, made all the difference. Kate was super available and generous with her time. We were also amazed by how quickly we saw dramatic improvements. It only took three nights before our 14 month old was sleeping through the night again, and a couple more days before he started napping well. It was worth every cent!

-  Stephanie

What's included with a 1:1 Consultation

Phase 1: Understanding the Why

Understanding the way your baby learns as well as the underlying mechanisms of sleep is KEY in being able to build your child’s sleep skills.

I’ll show you what’s been holding you back from change and how you can shift your mindset so that you will feel confident in trying something new knowing that you aren’t doing any damage to your child!    

You’ll learn:
- How sleep works
- The effects of sleep deprivation and how these make it harder to make a change  
- Establishing healthy sleep foundations  

Phase 2: A 1:1 Session

During our session I will do a comprehensive sleep assessment to identify your goals so that we know what you are working towards.
 
I will then walk you through the process step by step so that you understand exactly how to go about reaching your goals.

You’ll get:  
- An individualised sleep plan for you to be able to implement to see real change in your baby from night 1.  
- An understanding of how to deal with naps and overnight waking  
- Strategies for when things don’t go to plan   

Phase 3: Implementation Support 

Trying something new is HARD! So a really critical part of your success is support.

These consultations include 2 weeks of one-on-one support to fine-tune any issue that you are having, including having me help decipher your baby’s crying.  

You’ll get:
- Virtual support on your first night
- 2 weeks of text follow-up support to tweak your plan and make sure you’re seeing results
- Access to private Facebook community of parents sharing your experiences

I cannot believe the phenomenal change in our little one's sleeping since our consultation with Kate

In just over a week he went from waking every couple of hours and being constantly crabby, to sleeping 12 hours every night and the happiest little baby! Kate has been there with us every step of the way and made the whole process seem so simple and stress free. This is by far the best money we have spent since our baby was born and would recommend Kate to anyone who would like a better night's sleep for them and their baby!

Antigone

Here are the answers to some questions you may have before we start working together:

Yes, you can definitely get the same results. But it is a personal preference because some parents like to work with me face-to-face.

There are a few ways I would answer that!

Usually you will know when the right time to start is as the things you have been doing either aren't working any more or are getting harder to sustain.
 
As for when is the right age - your baby is born with a strong desire to learn, so in fact learning starts very early in your baby's life.

While there is always something you can do to promote better sleep in your baby, there are some approaches that are more appropriate as your baby grows older. 

No!! because leaving your baby to cry it out won’t teach them how to learn to sleep!

The evidence-based strategies that we do use, acknowledge the way your baby’s brain is wired with regards to pattern recognition to support them to learn a new way to go to sleep.

Researching and testing new approaches takes time and a lot of trial and error. When working with me, you get approaches that have been tested and scientifically proven to be safe and effective.

I have spent my career researching sleep!

Experience and qualifications

University of Melbourne
Bachelor of Science (Psychology)
Ph.D. Sleep Physiology  

Stanford Research Institute, USA
Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Human Sleep and Neuroscience Programs.  
Manager of the Human Sleep Research Laboratory.  

Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, USA
Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Division of Sleep Medicine.  

Lectured and published extensively in international peer reviewed journals.  

Member of International Association of Child Sleep Consultants
Member of  the Association Professional Sleep Consultants  

Current volunteer work

Chair of the Parents’ Advisory Group for the Children’s Cancer Centre at the Royal Children’s Hospital  

Member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Children's Cancer Foundation
 
Chair of the School Education Advisory Board at St Bernadette's Primary School  

Let me introduce me to my sleep philosophy.

I do not want to use the word “sleep training” because it’s not what we do and it's very divisive and it makes people feel anxious.  

Instead I want you to think about it as building sleep skills that help us getting better sleep throughout our lives.

I don’t have a single approach and I definitely don’t advise you to let your baby cry it out. I am all about building confidence in her (and you) to help her find her own ways that soothe herself and be able to go to sleep.  

That doesn’t mean there isn’t any crying as when they are learning something new there is always frustration as they get the hang of it, but we totally support her as she learns.

As they get more confident at the “going” to sleep part, they will be better able go back to sleep when they wake overnight.