Play Therapy is an effective and caring form of therapy that will take your child through a gentle experience, with play at it’s core and our therapist as their guide. At Play Therapy Northern Ireland we are passionate about helping and supporting children to grow and progress from being anxious, withdrawn or hostile, to becoming more confident, content and satisfied within themselves and their environments.
Play Therapy Northern Ireland (founded 2011) is a team of highly skilled and dedicated professionals with over 30 years combined experience of Teaching, Youth & Community Work and Social Work. Each of our therapists is qualified to a Post Graduate level in Non-Directive Play Therapy and we are registered with Play Therapy International and the Academy of Play And Child Psychotherapy (APAC).
Call us to discover how Play Therapy can improve your child’s life – 028 9092 3337
We have created our Play Therapy room to feel warm and inviting. A confidential space where children feel safe to express themselves freely. It is a sensory experience for every child. The equipment we use is our Play Therapy toolkit.
Within our Play Therapy toolkit we have:
Sand, miniature toys, art & creative materials (paint, Playdoh, etc.), puppets, music, games, clay, dress up, therapeutic story books and more.
Each of these have been carefully chosen to help children process their emotional state.
Eugena has come to Play Therapy having first pursued a long and successful career in teaching. In working with children and families she recognises the importance of being attuned to the child whilst collaborating with parents. Thus bringing forward the best of each individual child and a resolution of whatever is troubling them.
Sile has practised in family & child care social work for 18 years, most recently in therapeutic recovery work.
Sile feels honoured by the trust children and their families place in her and the play therapy process. She believes the play room is an environment where children feel listened to, accepted for who they are just as they are and feel safe to express anything they want.
Children leave the play room feeling stronger and happier and that provides the ultimate job satisfaction for her.
In her therapeutic work with children Sinead creates a nurturing environment of warmth, acceptance, empathy and genuine regard for all her clients which she believes creates a safe space for them to psychologically heal.
Sinead is committed to forming trusting, supportive therapeutic relationships with parents that honours their vital role and the sanctity of the parent/child bond. By helping families find their balance and health, children are able to reach their vast potential.
For the last twelve years Sinead’s experience has been with working with children who have severe social, emotional, or behavioural difficulties. This work has allowed Sinead to gain experience of working with statutory agencies within the health trusts and education boards, as well as with various voluntary organisations from across Northern Ireland.