About Us


Joanna Kippax is the founder and director of WyeSleep. 

Joanna is a certified Sleep Practitioner, completing her training at Southampton University and with the Children's sleep charity in Sheffield, after being 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 Independant Nurse prescriber  at Worcester University .

Joanna  completed her CBTI (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia) training with Professor Jason Ellis, Professor of Sleep Science .

She is also certified to deliver the REST programme .

This is 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, Joanna has  seen the negative impact of sleep deprivation on children and their families .Poor behaviour, hyperactivity and difficulty learning are just a few of the symptoms that children display with inadequate sleep. 

 Adults also experience  low mood, poor concentration , increased risk of accidents and a multitude of physical symptoms often mistaken for other medical conditions, if sleep is neglected. 

This affects  performance , health and wellbeing on a day to day basis. 

It is for good reason that sleep deprivation is used as a form of torture!!

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 The World Sleep Society 

Registered with The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC :83Y3307E) 

The Royal College of Nursing. 

Joanna holds an enhanced DBS certific