Sharon Deering MIACP, BSc (Hons).
Hi, my name is Sharon Deering. I am a qualified, IACP accredited Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist, and CBT Therapist based in Midlands Counselling Clinic, Athlone. I hold a BSc (Hons) Degree in Counselling & Psychotherapy (First Class); a Professional Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy; a Professional Certificate in Couples Counselling; a Professional Certificate in CBT; a Diploma in Personal and Business Coaching and an IITD Certificate in Training and Development. I have also completed the HSE Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training.
I have a successful record of working with adults who are currently experiencing bereavement and loss, anxiety, stress, depression, low levels of confidence and self-esteem, anger, family and relationship difficulties, health and well-being challenges, suicidal ideation and many more issues. In addition, I work with couples assisting them in navigating their way through presenting difficulties, supporting them in being heard and understood. Often these issues seem impassable but we work together with honesty and respect to find a way forward, dismantling the walls of hurt, pain and resentment, improving their communication skills and providing them with tools and strategies to assist in restoring, repairing and strengthening the relationship, if that is their desired outcome.
I pride myself on establishing a safe, secure place for every client and couple, where they are free to be themselves and can give voice to every doubt or fear. I welcome every client or couple as they are and help them to establish what matters most to them, supporting them in living an authentic, meaningful life in accordance with their values.
I believe we are born with a light which burns brightly within us, where our potential is unlimited but sometimes along life’s path, that light grows dim. Sometimes we create walls around ourselves, protecting us from emotional and psychological pain, avoiding our feelings because we fear they will overwhelm us with pain or discomfort. These walls protect us at the time but eventually they become our prison, constricting and limiting us. Trying to change can be difficult, particularly if we are doing it alone. There is no need to walk that journey alone, I will walk it with you, supporting you and dismantling the walls, at your pace, until your light shines once more. Every client and couple matters a great deal to me.
If you are tired of feeling lost, sad, scared, hurt, anxious, fearful, guilty, depressed or angry and need support or help in moving forward, give me a call on 087-6687339. I promise to walk with you every step of the way.
“True freedom is found in doing things that scare us the most.
Take a leap and you will find life, not lose it”
(Ross & Kessler, 2000, p. 143)