Eithne Ní Dhraighneáin B.A. Th. (Hons), H. Dip. Ed., (Hons), Post Grad. Dip in Montessori Early Childhood Education & Post Grad. Dip in Non Directive Play Therapy Practising in Clonakilty, West Cork, Ireland, I specialize in children experiencing anxiety, low self-esteem, bullying and for those diagnosed with DCD/Dyspraxia, Sensory Integration Dysfunction, and other learning differences.

My qualifications span US, Irish and UK universities. Living and working in the USA for over a decade I taught High School and Elementary students and in Montessori Classroom. In Ireland I have taught Special Education teacher to individual and small  groups, Irish Secondary School Teacher, Home Tutor and Tutor to Adult learners / Early Childhood Education teaching staff. I also worked as a Nurses’ and Carer’s assistant to young children both sides of the Atlantic Ocean! Add to this my personal parenting experience of our Main Stream and Special Education Systems. I believe I am uniquely positioned to work as your child’s Play Therapist.

I work as a Non Directive Play Therapist, keeping your child to the centre and I acutely observe your child’s development holistically. Often I refer to other professionals including Paediatric Occupational Therapists especially those trained in Sensory Integration Dysfunction. This past year and a half, I am experiencing powerful and life changing interventions in children (and their parents) when collaborating with local Nutritional  Therapists.

From the first moment you contact me I create a relationship of safety, respect and trust. I strive to communicate authentically without any judgement. Together we empathically journey on your current parenting chapter. I believe in each child and parent’s resilience and inner strength to heal, recover and journey onwards.

A therapeutic play therapy intervention is a process between a child, his/her parents and an accredited play therapist. I am available to journey with you and your child. Together we create an opportunity to unleash your child’s resilience and unleash powerful potential for your child and your parent child relationship to flourish!