Noreen Gilhooly - Play Therapist
Noreen holds professional membership to Play Therapy Ireland affiliated to Play Therapy International. She is a member of both IPTCA & IAPTP. Noreen holds a Certificate in Early Childhood Education, a BA Honours Degree in Social Care, a Post Graduate Certificate in Therapeutic Play Skills and a Post Graduate Diploma in Play Therapy.
Noreen began her career working in a Therapeutic early years’ service before moving into a role within Residential care services where she worked for several years. She subsequently moved into the area of Social Care and Supporting children & families within their community, where she has worked for over 25 years. Prior to her current work in Kildare Play & Art Psychotherapy Centre, Noreen has worked as a Play Therapist in schools for the past number of years. Noreen has extensive experience of working with children, young people and their families who experienced abuse, neglect and trauma. She has a wealth of hands-on experience in dealing with challenging behaviour and helping children and young people develop skills that they can use to support their everyday environment. Noreen offers play therapy sessions to children and adolescents from 4 to 14 years of age as well as individual parenting support.
She has many years’ experience as facilitator in both the evidence based Strengthening Families Programme and The Incredible years parenting programme. She continues to work with parents and guardians offering support and advice in a non-judgemental way around strengthening relationships with their children during challenging times.
Noreen also is a trained facilitator in the Non Violent Resistance model and the Parents plus Special needs programme.
Noreen is committed to achieving positive outcomes for the children and families she works with by providing a safe and trusting environment enabling children and adolescents to make sense of their world and emotions in the language of play and creative arts.
Noreen is contactable on 087 - 6496915
Patricia Moore - Play Therapist
Patricia works with both children and adults and provides a therapeutic space for children as a Play Therapist and adults as a Psychotherapist. She holds a BA Hons in integrative psychotherapy from IICP Dublin and a post graduate diploma in play therapy from NUI Galway. Patricia worked for twelve years as a Montessori Teacher before training as a therapist. She is a member of PTI and NAPCP.