Hons Degree Psychology
MA Addiction Studies
Postgraduate Diploma in Child Psychotherapy
Child Counsellor & Psychotherapist
Niamh is an accredited Child Psychotherapist specialising in Play Therapy. She has been an accredited member of the Irish Association of Play Therapy and Psychotherapy since 2013. She holds an Honours Degree in Psychology a Masters in Addiction Studies and a Postgraduate Diploma in Child Psychotherapy specialising in Play Therapy. Niamh has also furthered her training in Sand Play and Theraplay which focuses on the attachment relationship between the Parent/Guardian and the child. This type of therapy is often used with children that have been fostered or adopted. Niamh has also presented a number of evidence based Parenting Programmes in Schools. She has worked with children affected by substance abuse in a school environment for 13 years. She specialises in the area’s of Anxiety, Attachment, Substance Abuse, Bereavement, Developmental Delays and Childhood Trauma.
Niamh believes that children find it difficult to express or to talk about a traumatic event due to their lack of vocabulary. Children use Play which is the natural language of children to express how they are feeling. She uses a variety of creative mediums with children from ages 3-11 such as toys, art, sand, messy play and sensory play. Niamh will create a supportive and safe environment for the child so they can use their play to work through their issues and bring them back to a healthier state of mental health.
Accredited member of the IAPTP