Specialising in Individual & Relationship Issues

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. 


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 


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  

- 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
  • http://www.isloveenough.com/
  • Getting the Love you Want'.  Book by Harville Hendrix & Helen Lakelly Hunt.
  • Imago Relationship Therapy: https://www.imago.org.nz/