Hi, my name is, Sharon, I'm a former social worker and now practice as a qualified Professional Dating & Relationship Coach and with over 20 years' experience working with people and their relationships. During this time, I have had the opportunity to work extensively with Singles, Couples, Parents, Solo-Parents, Step-Parents, Families, Step-Families, Teens, Children, people in Domestic Violent relationships, Teen-parents, and Refugee & Migrants, to name but a few.
Life just does not seem to work and the world is not a joyful place to be when your intimate relationship isn't working out. Relationship difficulties impact on your overall sense of self, emotional well-being and happiness. I love making a positive difference in people's lives, and what better way than supporting people like you to develop an authentic, intimate, loving and rewarding relationship!
In 1999, I qualified as a Social Worker in the U.K. and I am continuously developing my knowledge and skills, personally and professionally. I am a Graduate of the Advanced Couples and Singles Coaching programs through Relationship Coaching Institute (RCI) and have been awarded a Diploma in Professional Coaching (NZQA) to formalize my Coaching skills and knowledge.
As a parent to four beautiful children aged between 11 and 29 years, and Nana to one Granddaughter, I have been a full-time mom, and also a full-time working solo parent, which has given me many challenges and learning experiences along the way. I understand the juggling act of parenting and life getting in the way of your intimate relationship!
I know what it is like to attract, and be attracted to, partners who are NOT right for you. I was attracted to narcissists (mistaking narcissistic behavior as confidence) and I quickly became co-dependent in these relationships! I have experienced many difficulties and heartaches in my relationships. This includes a very difficult step-parent relationship, which was extremely challenging, and yes, resulted in a re-divorce!
It has been on a long road of self-discovery, which included facing 100% my part in the relationship breakdowns and my fears (after all, I'm the common denominator in all of my relationship failures), instead of continuously running away from them.
I've learned many coping tools, strategies and different behaviors along the way. Completed numerous courses, including how to date consciously. As a result, I have become a stronger, wiser, and more grounded person and I've said "Goodbye" to crappy relationships; I'm now the chooser in my relationships!
With over 20 years' experience working people and their relationships, my own life experiences, and successfully completing countless courses, I have acquired the skills, knowledge, resources, and natural ability to support others to overcome their obstacles so they can experience authentic and loving relationships because "I've been there, done that, got the t-shirt!"
I LOVE working with people who WANT to make the changes necessary so they can have an authentic, intimate, loving, and rewarding relationship!
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Looking forward to connecting!
Relationship Coaching Graduate for Singles & Couples.
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