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Mary Barry is an experienced practitioner with over 20 years experience in working with children and families. Her career has included working in Montessori education both at preschool and elementary level with children from aged two to12 years and working in the field of special education with children of moderate learning disabilities. Mary’s play therapy work has encompassed working on attachment issues, bereavement, post traumatic stress issues, and emotional stress and trauma arising from child protection issues.
Mary is currently Childcare Manager in a Community-based Family Centre while also offering Play Therapy to a small number of clients. Mary works with both private clients and referrals from public agencies. Her practise is based in Cork City.
Mary is a graduate from the University of York with a Higher Diploma in Non-Directive Play Therapy : a graduate from University College Cork with a Higher Diploma in Childcare Studies : a graduate from the AMI Montessori Training College in Dublin holding AMI Montessori Teaching Diplomas 3-12 Years and a Benincasa Diploma in Special Education.