Helping You Specifically

I work with individuals, couples, and families. I assist to increase a sense of empowerment, build communication skills, and develop your self-belief and strengths. I also help to reduce anxiety, and underlying sadness and pain.

Specialising in Relationship Issues:

Whether you are trying to rebuild you relationship or rediscover who you are within that relationship - couple therapy can help you towards a positive outcome. Relationship problems are among the most stressful and painful experiences you will ever live through - I will provide clear and concise strategies for communication with your partner and assisting each person to understand the other. 


Imago Relationship Therapist (IRT)

It is not uncommon that at some point, couples will find themselves struggling with anger, shock, despair and sadness. Whether you are in a long-term relationship, newlyweds or a few months into a relationship - conflict and pain can take hold and you can’t understand how they have.  I can help to reduce your conflict, resentment, sadness and pain. I will assist you both to restore your connection, empathy and understanding of each other. IRT is a type of therapy that allows each person in the relationship to feel heard, and understood.

My Areas of Knowledge & Experience:

  • Depression 
  • Stress related Issues  
  • Communication Skills  
  • Poor Motivation
  • Miscarriage, Pregnancy & Baby Loss
  • Anger Issues
  • Relationship Issues
  • Anxiety Related Issues
  • Employment Stress / Problems
  • Critical Incident Support 
  • Grief & Loss
  • Couple Conflict
  • Parenting Difficulties  
  • Effects of Family Violence 
  • Twin Relationships and Issues


Training Obtained - 

My Qualifications and Memberships are:

- Full Member - New Zealand Association of Counsellors 

- Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling 

- Certified Imago Relationship Therapist

- Certificates in Solution Focused Brief Therapy

- Motivational Interviewing  

- Client Centred Counsellor 

- WINZ approved Counsellor

- Victim Support approved Counsellor

- EAP Provider

Sarah Deering

Counselling & Assistance

  • Identifying concerns and understanding how they are affecting your life  
  • Exploring possibilities or new ways to deal with the concerns
  • Recognising negative patterns and cycles and establishing ways of changing these
  • Developing strategies for improving your relationships
  • Recognising and acting on goals, hopes and dreams that you hold for your future
  • Developing your strengths or discovering your passion so you can live a life with meaning and purpose

Recommended Resources 

  • 'The Call to Courage' Book or on Netflix, by Brene Brown.
  • 'Is Love Enough?'. Book by Sophie S Fort & Kelly Daring
  • Getting the Love you Want'.  Book by Harville Hendrix & Helen Lakelly Hunt.
  • Imago Relationship Therapy: