Sharron Grainger is the Connolly Counselling Centre’s lead Psychologist and Psychotherapist.
Within her private clinical practice Sharron specialises in (CBT) Cognitive Behavioural Therapy helping individuals to develop psychological resilience to depression, low mood, anxiety, panic attacks, trauma and PTSD. Sharron is also a qualified couples/marriage and relationships therapist, helping couples who present with issues including communication difficulties, infidelity, separation, divorce, childhood sexual abuse, domestic violence and financial difficulties.
Sharron offers non-judgemental and confidential psychological counselling and psychotherapy; and provides a safe space for individuals to work through their issues whilst drawing from a wide range of integrated treatment options which allows her to adapt her therapeutic approach to the needs and problems of the individual. These approaches include CBT, Psychodynamic, Humanistic, Choice Theory and Systemic perspectives, as appropriate. Sharron uses her clinical expertise, evidence-based, practice guidelines, and client’s goals to determine the most suitable treatment approach. She offers time-limited therapy which is goal orientated or longer-term therapy according to the client’s needs. She supports a collaborative approach to the therapeutic process, working with clients to come to a shared understanding of the cause and maintenance of their difficulties and working together to find a way forward to promote wellbeing.
Sharron is also certified in the use of General Biofeedback and EEG Neurofeedback training and is the only therapist in Ireland certified to BCIA standards offering Biofeedback therapy as an adjunct to CBT. She also incorporates General Biofeedback training as required. Please click here for information on Biofeedback Training.
Sharron holds a BSc (Hons) in Psychology, an MSc in Psychotherapy from DCU and a Post Graduate Certification in Applied Psychophysiology. She also holds advanced certificates in Couples Counselling. She is a registered member of the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI) and is fully accredited with the Irish Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP). She is also a registered psychotherapist with LAYA Healthcare.
Sharron has written several articles for the Centre’s blog – giving tips for exam stress reduction, managing student stress and a parent’s guide to surviving the Leaving Certificate as well as on using biofeedback to control anxiety, and advice for overcoming back to school anxiety and managing Christmas with the in-laws.
Areas of Expertise:
- Anxiety disorders
- Low Mood
- Panic Attacks
- Couples Counselling
- Relationship problems
- Teenage Issues
- Self Esteem
- Personality disorders
MSc in Psychotherapy
BSc (Hons) Psychology
Post Graduate Certificate in General Biofeedback
Post Graduate Certificate in EEG Neurofeedback
Post Graduate Certificate in Anatomy and Physiology
Graduate Diploma Counselling & Psychotherapy
Certificate in Social Sciences
Advanced Certificate in Couples counselling
Professional Membership with the Psychological Society of Ireland (M.Ps.S.I.)
Accredited Membership Irish Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (MIACP)