Suaimhneas CBT Therapy Cork and Mindfulness Training

About Shirine

Shirine Beausang is a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist (CBT) and Mindfulness Trainer. As a fully qualified and accredited CBT Therapist in Cork, I deliver high quality, specialist and evidence-based CBT treatment plans, based on your own individual needs. I am also an experience specialist working with neurodivergent adults, on the Autism Spectrum (ASD) and with ADHD.

At Suaimhneas CBT Therapy Cork and Mindfulness, I will help you to gain an understanding of what is causing and maintaining your particular difficulty. We will work together to develop your CBT therapy and Mindfulness skills to deal with a variety of life challenges such as worry, anxiety, depression, panic, social anxiety, health anxiety, OCD, low self-esteem, and stress. 

I have a Master’s in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy (CBT). This means that I work specifically within a CBT therapy model of assessment, supervision, and case-formulated treatment plans. CBT psychotherapy is not an add-on, it is my main psychotherapeutic approach.

“When I first came across CBT I was in a constant state of anxiety and could not relax and settle myself. Everything was difficult. Even small tasks caused me stress. I started CBT with Shirine and I cannot believe the difference it made and is still making to my life. CBT has given me the ability to help heal and look after myself”

I am a fully accredited with both the Association of Professional Counsellors and Psychotherapists (APCP) and with the Mindfulness Teachers Association of Ireland (MTAI).

I am fully trained and qualified in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and Compassion-Focused Therapy. I am trained to level 3 in Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) and currently I am working towards full EMDR accreditation. 

I have a special interest and skills in ‘third wave’ CBT therapy which integrates Mindfulness, Self-Compassion and Acceptance-Based Approaches. I find integrating CBT and Mindfulness to be extremely beneficial. You will see significant improvements in your overall wellbeing and resilience to your life challenges. These approaches will help you to build the confidence and enthusiasm to live your life in a way that truly matters to you, with health, wellbeing and vibrancy.


I am an autism-informed psychotherapist who has worked for many years with HSE funded organisation, based in Cork and Kerry. I work alongside autistic adults supporting them on their own unique life journey.

I specialize in ‘late-diagnosis’ autism, those who received their diagnosis in adulthood, or who may feel that they have some autistic traits they would like to further explore through counselling and psychotherapy. We will address your mental health needs through an autism specific lens, such as understanding how social information processing, social imagination, social communication, executive function and sensory processing have influenced your life experience. We will also work with your strengths as an autistic person to live your life in ways that are important to you.

I am also a social care professional with over 20 years experience working extensively with both adults and adolescents with complex mental health needs, social, behavioural and emotional difficulties. Prior to my psychotherapy training, I was both a manager and team leader in child protection services. I have comprehensive experience in the assessment risk, need and case management of vulnerable clients. 

Mindfulness Meditation

Mindfulness meditation is a way of life for me and I have committed fully to this process for over fifteen years. As a result, I have benefited enormously in terms of my own personal wellbeing, acceptance, healing and peace. Meditation is the lens through which I experience the world. It is how I have learned to navigate my own life challenges and it gives me the courage and confidence to live wholeheartedly in the present moment. It is important to me that I am continuously working on my own inner journey through mindfulness and self-compassion, so I can be of benefit to others who are embarking on their own journey.

If you would like to learn more about types of therapy and training I provide at Suaimhneas Cork CBT Therapy and Mindfulness please click on the links below:

What is CBT Therapy?

CBT for Anxiety 

CBT for Worry

CBT for Social Anxiety

CBT for Panic Attacks


CBT for Depression

Mindfulness for Depression

CBT for Low Self-Esteem

CBT for Health Anxiety

Autism Counselling and Psychotherapy for Adults

One to One Mindfulness

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