Hello, I’m Rachael a Mum of two, full-time Gentle Sleep Coach, and the founder of The Sleep Sanctuary . I love helping families all over the Uk, and around the world, to enjoy better sleep and live healthier, happier lives.
I live and work in Derby, UK, with my husband, our two energetic kids and our two loopy dogs (Bailey and Bertie).
Our son was a relatively easy baby who quite quickly learned to sleep for good stretches and napped reasonably well too. He responded well to the routine that I put in place and life was pretty good!
I followed exactly the same trusty routine when our daughter was born, but to my despair, nothing seemed to work for her! She was an entirely different personality type with different needs, and she was struggling to learn to sleep well using the same schedule.
After months of sleep deprivation I had tried every technique, read every book and tried most recommendations from friends and family. I didn’t know where else to turn and our lack of sleep was affecting almost every area of our lives. So I sought the help of a professional sleep coach.
We discovered in a really short space of time, that enjoying better sleep transformed our lives.
So when I was given the opportunity to retrain and help other families experiencing the same difficulties, I seized the opportunity and dived right in!
A new beginning
After over 15 years working in Marketing and Communications in the corporate world, I retrained to become a Gentle Sleep Coach. Since then I have successfully completed three different child sleep programmes or accreditations, before becoming an Advanced Gentle Sleep Coach. View my training and accreditation here
I love working with families across the country and around the world to discover the real issues affecting their sleep. I take a family-centred, holistic approach, taking into account your parenting style, your child’s temperament, your lifestyle, and your sleep goals.
If you are having difficulties with your child’s sleep and would like my help to introduce gentle sleep improvements, please get in touch.
Advanced Gentle Sleep Coach
Member of the Association of Birth and Baby Professionals
Member of the British Sleep Society