Eithne Drinan Play Therapist

//Eithne Drinan Play Therapist
Eithne Drinan Play Therapist2022-02-02T14:57:25+00:00

Location:   Clonakilty, West Cork, Ireland/online parent & co-parenting support

Telephone:  (086) 238-4884         

Email:  eithne@coparentingtherapist.com

Website: www.coparentingtherapist.com


Post Graduate Diploma in Non Directive Play Therapy – University of York, England

Post Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Education – M,T.T.I, Miami, Fl, U.S.A.

Higher Diploma in Education – U.C.C. Hons

B. A. Theol. – Maynooth University, Hons

Personal Bio: 

Eithne’s experience of being the eldest child and a big sister to a younger brother who was profoundly disabled strongly influenced the direction of her life’s work which is deeply focused on children’s education and well-being.  Eithne has always been an advocate for ‘the child’: giving their story and their needs a voice, especially to their parents and relevant professionals.  

Eithne’s professional career began as a secondary school teacher, followed by Montessori teaching. She has worked on both sides of the Atlantic in a variety of settings – teaching inner city marginalized populations in New Jersey and later moving to Florida, USA. Ten years later Eithne re-crossed the Atlantic and maintained her focus interest in children’s needs and advocacy qualifying in 2008 as an accredited Child Centered Play Therapist. 

Through her 15 years of play therapy work, Eithne has observed patterns with children and their parents, which led her to providing Parenting Support as a Children’s Therapist.   Eithne is empathetic, authentic and seeks to help parents bring the child’s voice to the heart of parenting and family life.  Eithne brings her heart and soul to her work.

Co-Parenting Support

Co-Parenting Therapist was birthed to reflect the changing needs of our society and the benefits of Co-Parenting support.

Eithne is enthusiastic about collaborating with parents, sharing her expertise and her practical toolkit. 

Eithne’s support and sustain co-parents online 1:1, in workshops, co-parenting group courses and in my stand-alone E-course Courageously Co-Parenting (CCP) for those in the process of mediating, separating and transitioning to co-parenting. 

Eithne’s mission is to inspire a movement of parents to co-parent with compassion, courage and be child centered. This is not always an easy journey, and she is here to support you every step of the way. 

Areas of interest:  

Eithne works with parents, co-parents and children who are experiencing anxiety, emotional and behavioural difficulties, anger, family disruptions, loss following parental separation & divorce, attachment and relationship difficulties, self-esteem and confidence issues and children with extra educational (sensory processing, dyslexia) and special needs.

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