Myriam Clancy Play Therapist

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Myriam Clancy Play Therapist2020-11-04T20:09:26+00:00


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

Personal Bio:

Myriam is a Non-Directive Play Therapist in private practice based in Douglas, Cork since 2007.  She has over eighteen years of experience supporting children and families with emotional and behavioural challenges.  Myriam provides Play Therapy interventions, parental consultations and clinical supervision for qualified Play Therapists.

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 co-ordinates the Masters in Play Therapy programme in Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) in addition to teaching on the Social Care, Early Childhood Care and Education 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 trainee Play Therapists.

Area of Interest:

Anxiety, Attachment, Support in the aftermath of child abuse, Bereavement & loss, Trauma, school related difficulties, Infant Mental Health

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