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For Women with Disabilities

This Offer Expires February 28, 2019

But sliding scale opportunities for women with disabilities still exist. Please contact me for further information.

If you’d like to be notified about possible future offers, please send me a quick secure confidential message here.

Or phone 1-604-771-4444 to ask to have your name added to the list.

Brief Behavioural Treatment for Insomnia

I’m excited to be offering Brief Behavioural Treatment for Insomnia (BBTI) by donation for women with disabilities anywhere in British Columbia, living with chronic insomnia (more than 3 months) and who are members of Pacific DAWN (DisAbled Women’s Network)! Not a member? No problem. You can sign up for free here. On a trial basis, currently accepting 1 or 2 clients with the hope of extending this to others on an ongoing basis. 

What Does By Donation Mean? Regular fees for this service are $144/hour. As a Pacific DAWN member, please pay whatever you can afford. All proceeds will be going to Pacific DAWN. 

For a better idea of what to expect with Brief Behavioural Treatment for Insomnia, click here.

About Me: Some of you may already know me, Lorraine Irlam. Ethics guidelines mean that I can’t work with people I know – at least not well or if our lives have much overlap. (Feel free to contact me if you’re interested but not sure how that might apply to you.)

I’m a Registered Clinical Counsellor providing Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia by phone (or email). I’m also a member of Pacific DAWN and am happy to be able to give something back to the community.

About You: You must be

  • a member or supporting member of Pacific DAWN (click here to join for free if you’re not already a member!)
  • a woman living with disability
  • at least 19 years old
  • living in Canada
  • There are also a few other criteria which you can click here to check out.
  • Preference will be given to disabled women on low income, who can be flexible with scheduling appointments, and are so sick and tired of insomnia they are ready and determined to commit to making changes for better sleep!
  • This service will be by phone, but can do by email  instead to accommodate a hearing loss or disability.

My Request to You: I’m so excited about offering this financially accessible insomnia treatment and I’d love your help. So, here’s what you can do in exchange for this reduced rate: in addition to flexibility about scheduling phone sessions, I’m asking for your patience while I fine tune the logistics and would appreciate any feedback about your experience with this treatment along the way. This helps me plan and let future clients know more about what to expect, such as how long each session should take. 

Interested? Give me a call at 604-771-4444 or click here to send me a secure message.

Introducing Brief Behavioural Treatment for Insomnia (BBIT)

Update: This spot has been filled. Click here to send me a message if you’d like to be on a wait list for future specials.

Great news! I have one spot available for “Brief Behavioural Treatment for Insomnia” (BBTI) at the reduced rate of 60% off regular fees. What is BBTI you wonder? Well, it’s similar to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I), but without the “cognitive” components and … as you might’ve guessed … it’s briefer. BBTI is designed based on research showing it to be an effective and shorter term alternative to CBT-I, therefore more cost effective, even at the full price. So this 60% off is an additional discount.

How does it work? You’ll learn about the systems that regulate sleep and how stress-induced insomnia can become long-term insomnia. More importantly, you’ll take away the tools you need to unravel the vicious circle.

All sessions will be done by phone. After an intake session, you’ll complete a daily sleep diary and, starting 2 weeks later, you’ll have 4 weekly sessions (one full or extended session and 3 shorter follow up or check-in sessions) which will provide you with the information, support and individualized trouble shooting you’ll need to give you the tools for a better sleep.

I’m so excited about offering this lower cost insomnia treatment and I’d love your help. So, here’s what you can do in exchange for this reduced rate: I’m asking for your patience while I fine tune the logistics and would appreciate any feedback about your experience with this treatment along the way. This helps me plan and let future clients know more about what to expect, such as how long each session should take.

Preference will be given to someone who feels ready and determined to make the changes needed to get better sleep and who can also be flexible about scheduling appointments. I don’t expect this offer will last long, so if you’re sick of insomnia, give me a call at 604-771-4444 or click here to send me a (secure) message letting me know how your life has been impacted by chronic insomnia and how different it might be if only you could get better sleep. Must be at least 19 years old, living in British Columbia [expanding soon to other provinces] and meet a few other qualifying criteria

If you have extended health benefits through work, your plan may cover this therapy from a Registered Clinical Counsellor. Please check with your provider.