Dearbhail Gibney Play Therapist

//Dearbhail Gibney Play Therapist
Dearbhail Gibney Play Therapist2022-01-24T19:17:19+00:00

Location: Mullingar, Co. Westmeath

Telephone: 087 677 9360                                              Email:



Bachelor Social Science

Master in Social Work

Postgraduate Diploma in Non-Directive Play Therapy

Personal Bio:

Dearbhail is a Play Therapist and Social Worker based in Mullingar, Co. Westmeath.  She holds a Higher Diploma in Non-Directive Play Therapy as well as a Degree in Social Science and a Masters in Social Work. Dearbhail has also completed a Foundational Certificate in Theraplay.

Dearbhail has extensive experience working with children and families since 1996.  She works as a Play Therapist in private practice as well as with TUSLA Child and Family Agency and Residential Childcare Services.  Dearbhail provides individual Play Therapy, Group Play Therapy, Theraplay, Filial Therapy and Parenting Consultations/Programmes to children (3-18yrs) and families. Dearbhail also delivers Play Therapy Workshops to Teachers, Childcare Workers and Childcare Students.

In addition to this, Dearbhail provides Clinical Supervision to Play Therapists.

Area of Interest:

Dearbhail works with children and families from a variety of backgrounds including those who present with attachment difficulties, trauma, anxiety, bereavement and loss, parental separation and developmental delay.

Additional Trainings:


Circle Of Security Parenting

Positive Parenting

Filial Therapy

Play Therapy Supervisor

ADOS (Autism Diagnosis Observation Schedule)

Art Therapy

Sandplay Therapy