Myriam Clancy Play Therapist

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Myriam Clancy Play Therapist2024-02-21T16:05:41+00:00


Long waiting list currently. Some limited availability for online parent consultations.

Location: South Douglas Road, Cork

Telephone: 087-9288667                                         Email:


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

MA in Non-Directive Play Therapy – University of York

Diploma in Advanced Supervision Across Professions – ICPPD (completion date June 2022)

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 displaying 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 lectures on the Masters in Play Therapy programme in Munster Technological University in addition to teaching on the Social Care and Community Development programmes.

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, 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