Hi and welcome to Sleep Matters, you will be glad that you found me; I can transform your sleepless life wherever you are located in Ireland and all around the world.
My name is Lucy Wolfe and I am a full time sleep consultant and mum of four young children and author of The Baby Sleep Solution, specialising in infant and child sleep problems that parent’s experience and need assistance in solving.
I can help you identify areas affecting your child’s sleep and gently unlock your child’s natural ability to sleep through the night and nap during the day, without leaving them to cry alone, with many years experience and a proven track record of success.
I am a trained, certified and insured sleep consultant. I have completed extensive training and education and undergo continuing professional development to stay up to date with recent research and development in the field of sleep. I have completed the Gentle Sleep Consultation Program (USA), additionally, I have certification in Child Sleep Consultancy accredited by the OCN (UK) and have attended the Naturally Nurturing Sleep Clinic, (UK). Furthermore, I have under-taken specific training and certification to help families of children aged 4 to 5 months, gently foster and shape healthy sleep habits. I am also a Certified Happiest Baby, New Parent Educator, specialising in teaching techniques to calm crying and help newborn babies to sleep longer. I hold certification in Post Natal Depression accredited by OCN (UK). Further current studies H.Dip in Parent Mentoring and Relationship studies (UCC).
I am the former European Director of the Association of Professional Sleep Consultants; a member of The International Association of Child Sleep Consultants and the Irish Sleep Society and student member of the Irish Association of Relationship Mentors.
I am a regular guest on RTE, The Today with Maura Derrane and Daithi o Se, afternoon television show (2014-present). I have been a guest on many occasions and completed a sleep television series on TV3’s Ireland Am titled “Baby Bedtime Basics” (2013) and have appeared on The Morning Show (2012) and Midday (2014) as a sleep expert. My work has also been widely featured on many occasions in The Irish Times, The Irish Daily Mail, The Sunday Business Post, The Evening Echo, The Daily Star, The Mirror, The Farmers Journal, The Irish Independent, The Irish Examiner, The UCC Express, VIP Magazine, The Cork News as well as on Corks’ 96fm, Redfm, Newstalk, Today FM, RTE Radio 1, Waterford FM, 98mf, Q102, Radio Kerry and Spirit FM radio shows. I provide sleep articles to various publications and parenting websites, regularly contributing to The Irish Independent Mothers and Babies Magazine, Pregnancy and Parenting, Maternity and Infant Magazine, Mums and Tots, Womans Way, Easy Parenting to name but a few. Furthermore I have work with leading corporations such as Vodafone, Aviva, Cow and Gate, Danone, State Street, Citi bank, Pepsi Cola to help reduce sleep deprivation in the workplace. I am the resident sleep expert for a number of consumer websites and I appear regularly on national television and radio broadcasts around the country.
I am a busy Mum to four lovely children aged 13, 11, 8 and 5 years and can easily associate with whatever sleep difficulties that you may be experiencing, both as a parent and a professional.
Nobody plans to have a sleep problem, but habits can become easily ingrained and spiral quickly out of control and you can find yourself sleep deprived, desperate and not too sure what to do.
As a parent myself, going through the various challenges of parenting, I was disappointed to discover that there were limited resources for struggling parents in the field of children’s sleep. I began to pursue training and certification to enable me to help parents teach their children good sleep hygiene without using controlled crying and cry it out techniques.
There is no one solution for any family and the strategies and techniques that I will combine for you individually, will help you become the parent you want to be and enjoy your family as it should be.
Sleep deprivation has been used as a torture method and that is what you are experiencing.