Myriam Clancy Play Therapist

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Myriam Clancy Play Therapist2024-05-22T13:24:21+00:00


Waiting list closed. Reopening in October 2024 for Play Therapy and Clinical Supervision

Location: South Douglas Road, Cork

Telephone: 087-9288667



BA (Hons) in Psychology and English – University College Cork

MA in Non-Directive Play Therapy – University of York

Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Supervision Across Professions – ICPPD


Personal Bio:

Myriam is a Non-Directive Play Therapist in private practice based in Douglas, Cork since 2008.  She has over twenty years of experience supporting children and families with emotional and behavioural challenges.  Myriam provides Play Therapy interventions, parental consultations and creative clinical supervision for qualified Play Therapists, psychotherapists, Social Care Workers, primary school teachers and Early Years Educators

Myriam began her career with a BA (Hons) in UCC and worked in a residential home for teenagers experiencing challenging behaviours.  Moving on to work as a Project Worker with a School Completion Programme, working with children in DEIS (disadvantaged) primary schools.  Myriam also conducted research on the emotional and behavioural needs of children in Irish DEIS schools.  She also worked as a Child Development Specialist, assessing, and addressing the emotional and behavioural needs of children in the homeless services in Cork.

Myriam developed and lectures on the Masters in Play Therapy programme in Munster Technological University in addition to teaching on the Community Development programme.

Myriam is on a panel as Academic Subject Matter Expert with Quality & Qualifications Ireland (QQI). Myriam’s area of academic interest is the personal development journey and supervision needs of therapists and Social Care Workers.

Area of Interest:

Anxiety, Attachment, anxiety, support in the aftermath of child abuse, Bereavement & loss, Trauma, school related difficulties, Infant Mental Health, parenting support.


Additional Trainings:

Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS-2) for the Clinical Setting – Trinity College, Dublin


Certificate in Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (Mindful Psychology Ireland)


Theraplay – Attachment Based intervention for children and families – The Theraplay Institute


Clinical Supervision training with Dr. Virginia Ryan


‘Parents Plus’ – evidence-based parenting programme


An Introduction to The Internal Family Systems Model – Dr. Richard Schwartz


Dr. Barbara Mitchell – managing ethical and legal dilemmas in Play Therapy Practice (therapylaw)


Year long training with PCPSI – The Practice of Being Present with Bonnie Badenoch


Appointed to the BAPT Professional Conduct Panel – helping to review complaints and assess complaints that come in relating Play Therapy practice.


External examiner for TUS – creative and international modules in Social Care and Early Years Education


Currently engaging in research relating to work integrated learning (WIL) on therapeutic training programmes