Joanna Kippax is the founder and director of WyeSleep and The Sleep Retreat.
Joanna is a certified sleep practitioner, completing her training at Oxford university, Southampton University and with the Children's sleep charity in Sheffield.
She was awarded The Elsie Pearce Bursary from The Middlesex Hospital Nurses Benevolent fund.
She trained as a Registered General nurse (RGN) at The Middlesex Hospital in London in 1986, and as a Registered Sick Children's Nurse (RSCN) at The Westminster Hospital, London in 1989.
Throughout her career of over 30 years, Joanna has been employed by the NHS in London and Hereford .
Joanna has worked with the Child and Adolescent Mental health service (CAMHS) and the Youth Justice team in Hereford.
She trained to be an Independent Nurse prescriber at Worcester University .
Joanna completed her CBTI (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia) training with Professor Jason Ellis, Professor of Sleep Science and
with Oxford University.
She is also certified to deliver the REST programme,
an enhanced CBTi programme .
Joanna has also attended the Acceptance and Commitment therapy (ACT) training course at Birmingham University which has given her additional skills to treat insomnia in adults from an evidence-based, psychological viewpoint
During her career spanning over 34 years, Joanna has seen the negative impact and frustration that insomnia brings. She has supported so many clients over the years to take control of their sleep issues, and improve their relationship with sleep.
Even after many years of insomnia, her clients report improved sleep quantity and quality.
Clients report having more energy, improved mood and concentration and no longer find themselves thinking about sleep during their day, after completing the programme .
The tools learned bring about long term, sustainable change, without the use of sleeping medication.
Sleep health is an emerging field and Joanna continues to keep up to date with the new research being published, passing this information onto her clients.
Joanna is passionate about her work and finds informing and supporting her clients to make alterations that can be life changing, so rewarding.
Joanna is a member of The British Sleep Society, and a founder member of The British Society of Pharmacy Sleep Services.
Registered with The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC :83Y3307E)