About Cathy Daly:
My journey towards play therapy started whilst working with teenagers in residential care. During that time I became interested in early intervention services that provided emotional support for children and young people. This led me to Play Therapy.
I am a qualified Non-Directive Play Therapist, member of the Irish Play Therapy Association and also have a B.A. degree in Psychology. In addition I am a trained facilitator of the Circle Of Security parenting programme and have training in Filial Therapy.
I have fourteen years’ experience working with children/teenagers, their families and schools. I provide play therapy for children with a wide range of emotional and behavioural difficulties such as bereavement, anxiety, anger, separation/divorce, bullying/bullied, self-esteem issues, trauma, autism, learning difficulties.
In addition to working in the playroom I provide Filial Therapy, consultations and parenting programme for parents who are looking for guidance and seeking deeper connections with their children. I develop and deliver training workshops in play and child development for parents and teachers.
My approach is a child-centred one whereby each child is treated as an individual, that children communicate their feelings freely through play and that the parent/child relationship is of utmost importance
- Postgrad Dip Non-Directive Play Therapy (University of York, 2006)
- B.A Psychology
- Intensive Filial Therapy Training
- Circle of Security Parenting Training
- Cert Canine Assisted Play Therapy
- ADOS training
- Cert Art Therapy