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Linda Russell
Sleep & Silent Reflux Specialist

Best known as the ‘sleep lady’, Linda founded and directs her own sleep clinic in Scotland. Her proven techniques help parents take control of bedtime and enjoy uninterrupted sleep.


Trained as a nanny at the prestigious Norland College
Write regularly for newspapers and magazines, including Prima Baby Magazine


I speacialise in working with familes who have suffered or are suffering with silent reflux.I help families work through getting the correct diagnosis, managing diets (as food in a breast feeding mum or within a weaned child's diet) can greatly affect reflux. I help unlearn habits that may have been learnt while dealing with reflux and I help establish routines for feeding and day times naps that are often more difficult to manage whith a child who has reflux. I also support you while establishing night time routines, which may have been a struggle while managing a child with reflux.

I work with familes from birth through to the age of eight years, and I finding I am seeing more children over the age of one who are still undiagnosed with silenet reflux.

Other areas I speacialise in are toileting issues, especially children who with hold their 'pooh'. This is a very distressing situation for the whole family, and does have to be carefully managed.I first worked with 'pooh' when I worked as a hospital play Therapist and have since worked independantly with familes up and down, so much so I am now also called the 'pooh lady '!!

In her own words

Hi, my name is Linda. I’m a parent coach and sleep and 'pooh' expert, however I am best known as the ‘sleep lady’!

I have my own sleep clinic in Edinburgh and my proven techniques help parents take control of bedtime and enjoy a night of uninterrupted sleep.

As a sleep counsellor, I write regularly for various newspapers and magazines and am one of the experts on the Gina Ford website. I’m also mother to three children who did not sleep!

Sleep is the foundation to successful parenting - without it, everything in your life becomes affected. Your confidence as a parent disappears and your relationship with your partner often becomes strained.

I’ve worked with families for a great many years, helping parents take control of night times and become more confident at dealing with all aspects of sleep from birth to aged eight. I work one-to-one with parents either through home visits, or by telephone and the internet. I take parents right back to when sleep first became an issue and focus on moving forwards, while acknowledging that every parent and every child has their own specific needs.

There’s a host of information available through books and websites, but nothing you read is specifically designed for you and your child. Speaking to me live through Greatvine means I can address your specific and individual needs.

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0800 063 1532

From £15.00 for 10 mins

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If you would like a consultation, I'll be glad to help. You can make an appointment to talk by phone with me by calling

0800 063 1532

My colleague will arrange your call and take payment details.

Consultations can be booked for 10 min, 15 min, 30 min, 45 min and 60 min.

The 0800 063 1532 booking number is available from 8am to 1am, seven days a week.

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