"I'm Maxine Cook. I'm a Psychologist (MSc), Sleep Coach & Complementary Therapist (IAHT,CMA), Writer, Speaker(TM - Adv.), Motorcyclist, House Dooer-Upper, Amateur Chef, All-round Adventurer, Animal Lover and Passionate Health Advocate. I'm excited about holistic paths to wellness - steering away from drugs and other mainstream medicine approaches that don't work. Why? Because I've had a really complicated health journey of my own that spanned every decade of my life, where mainstream medicine failed consistently to link a lot of my symptoms. Never properly diagnosed, just "managed" on drugs I was expected to take for the rest of my life, I didn't want to settle for that. I wanted to be free from pain, discomfort and prescription drugs I didn't need to take, and sleeping properly again for the first time in years! I knew I could be properly healthy again - I just needed to figure out how!
With the help of holistic therapies, I finally got my health back. I then did more training in holistic approaches that directly, naturally and gently help people address the issues that drive the state of their mental and physical health. I've always understood the devastating impact of poor sleep on mental health, but it wasn't until sleep deprivation started messing up my life that I understood first-hand the true catastrophic impact that occurs from chronic lack of sleep, and the potentially life-limiting and life shortening physical and biological effects.
I work with people whose long-term insomnia has started to have a negative impact on their lives, who want to sleep better and reclaim their health . I specialise in helping those who feel they're not being properly heard or getting the support they really need from general medical practice.
95% of Clients have much improved sleep in 8-10 weeks
I work to provide the best possible integrated treatment for sleep disorder, within a framework of empathy, integrity, safety, confidentiality and Client-centred professional practice. I am committed to providing expert, appropriate, personalised treatment for sleep deprivation and insomnia for every person, using the best possible tools, modalities, protocols, products and support to enable my Clients to resolve insomnia and its associated health problems.