Post Graduate Diploma Play Therapy (CIT)
MEd (Equality & Diversity), Ad Dip Special Needs in Education & BSc (Hons) Psychology (The Open University)
NNEB Diploma Nursery Nursing (College of Commerce)
I have 20 years’ experience working with children, mostly those with special needs. During that time I have worked in school and home settings with children between the ages of 20 months and 12 years. In the school setting, I have worked with staff to best assist individual children to transition and cope with the school environment. As a home tutor, I work closely with families to achieve the best developmental and educational outcomes for their children. I also have extensive experience in providing support and guidance in relation to challenging behaviours.
I have experience in delivering workshops on Autism Spectrum Disorder to staff members of childcare centres. I also ran an adult education course in St Colman’s College Midleton on Autism and Childhood Anxiety. I am currently teaching the Special Needs Assistance Fetac level 5 & 6 course in Mahon, Cork.
I qualified as a Non-Directive Play Therapist from Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) in 2016, and I am currently completing a Masters in Play Therapy at CIT. I provide play therapy for children with a wide range of emotional and behavioural difficulties such as self-esteem, anger, anxiety, separation/divorce, bullying, grief and disability.
Currently in private practice in Midleton, Co Cork.