Marian Connell - Play Therapist, Child Art Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor
Marian is not only the founder of ‘Kildare Play and Art Psychotherapy’ she is also a qualified Play Therapist, Child Art Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor to Play Therapy Students with Play Therapy Ireland.
Marian has a B.A in Social Care, a Post Graduate Diploma in Child Art Psychotherapy, Post Graduate Diploma in Practice Based Play Therapy and an MSc in Child Art Psychotherapy.
Marian holds professional membership in Play Therapy Ireland, affiliated to Play Therapy International. Marian is on the accredited voluntary register of Play & Creative arts therapists managed by PTUK She is also of member of ACAP. Marian has over thirty years’ experience in working with families in their communities and has fifteen years’ experience as a child therapist working with children and adolescents.
Though-out the years Marian’s has predominantly focused on children, adolescents and families. She has worked with children in residential care, foster care and parental separation who have experienced relational trauma.
Marian has wealth of experience working with children and adolescents using art and play therapy techniques in helping them work through their difficulties. Child Art Psychotherapy and Play Therapy creates a safe and therapeutic environment for them to express their feelings and emotions within a creative process and are also effective mediums for working with trauma, loss, anger management and anxiety.
Marian offers child art psychotherapy and play therapy sessions in Kildare Play and Art Psychotherapy Centre to children and adolescents aged from 5 to 18 years of age.
Clinical Supervision: Marian offers clinical supervision to play therapy students.