melissa-portraitMelissa is a qualified Social Care Leader, Accredited Play Therapist,  Autplay Therapist and Clinical Supervisor Across Professions.  As a Social Care Leader Melissa has worked with children who have emotional and behavioural difficulties and their families for over 25 years and has extensive experience of working with children who have experienced abuse, neglect and trauma.  As a Play Therapist Melissa provides services to schools, Tusla and voluntary agencies as well as in her own private practice in Duleek, Co. Meath.

Melissa holds a BA Hons Degree in Social Care, Post Graduate Certificate in Therapeutic Play Skills,  Post Graduate Diploma in Play Therapy, Certificate in Autplay Therapy and Advanced Diploma in Supervision Across Professions. Melissa is a qualified Rainbow Children’s Yoga and mindfulness teacher, has also trained with Connected Kids and Chill Squad (mindfulness programmes). Melissa is also a qualified Relax Kids Coach as well as being a Baby Bonding Practitioner with Big Toes Little Toes. Melissa has additional training in Self Harm, Attachments, Child Abuse and Trauma, Domestic Violence and Child Protection to name but a few.

Melissa is fully insured, Garda vetted and a member of Play Therapy Ireland and Play Therapy International.  Melissa is guided by the Code of Ethics of Play Therapy Ireland to gain best outcomes.

Melissa 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.

For more information please view the Play Therapy Ireland website at http://www.playtherapy.ie and http://www.playtherapy.org.

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Contact Melissa: 089 2546176