Testimonials

“Eithne has always been and will always be our “go to” parent/child/teen support."

Eithne is the hand of support we needed for our teen (with extra educational needs) transitioning to secondary school. Eithne is natural, full of empathy, knowledgeable and in no doubt full of understanding and guidance for child/teen and parents.

Eithne has always been and will always be our “Go To” parent/child/teen support. We’ve engaged with Eithne for her support when our now teen was 7 years old and again for the challenges that arose in relation to transitioning to secondary which has enabled our teen to talk and understand her feelings towards the new world she was to face…

With Eithne’s wealth of experience she develops an immediate strong trusting bond with parent, child/teen allowing understanding and awareness seep through to child/parent.

With Eithne’s extensive knowledge, advice and guidance you feel and your child will feel “you’ve got this”. Trust the knowledge you gain as it enables you to smooth the challenges you will face today and in the future.

“Eithne supported our daughter through a very challenging time for our family. We found her to be very competent, honest and a great advocate for children."

 Her advices were practical, her explanation clear and evidence based. We felt she truly had our daughter’s interest at heart. She was also knowledgeable enough to spot a few important issues our daughter had and advise on what path to take. That path eventually led us to understand who our daughter is and adjust our life accordingly. She is now a confident bright girl who knows her strengths and challenges. She was very young when she met Eithne but she remembers her very well! We would have no hesitation in contacting Eithne again should we need support with our children and we would recommend her to anyone needing support with their child.

“She is extremely professional and wonderful in her field."

We were blessed to have our son with ASD to attend with Eithne for child centered play therapy. He came on in leaps and bounds and certainly flourished with Eithne’s guidance. She is extremely professional and wonderful in her field. Thank you Eithne

“She built up a therapeutic relationship with school, always so child centered, I have recommended Eithne to friends and family."

Eithne is a kind and caring professional. She is extremely child centered. Eithne build up a fantastic therapeutic relationship with my son and got to know about all the family during the sessions. My son himself would give Eithne a 5 star review.  I have recommended Eithne and play therapy to friends and family. As a health care worker myself I have recommended Eithne to my own clients.  Eithne was always on the other side of the phone if needed. She built up a therapeutic relationship with school and was always so child centered. My son still speaks about Eithne because of her kindness. Over all I would give Eithne a 5 star review. She is a pure lady.

“Wise and super effective."

Down to earth, natural, wise and super effective child, preteen, teen and parent “go to” professional.

"From the start Eithne was a thoroughly inspiring, kind and knowledgeable tutor."

I attended an early childhood care and education course with Eithne. From the start Eithne was a thoroughly inspiring, kind and knowledgeable tutor who really brought an amazing level of education and passion for her work to our classes. Eithne taught me some extremely valuable skills I still use in work, at home, in life and all she taught me has aided me in furthering my education and career. I could not recommend Eithne enough.

“As a primary school teacher I would highly recommend the work that Eithne does."

 I was teaching junior infants several years ago and a child in my class was struggling with managing his emotions and was not presenting as a happy child on a day to day basis. His mother decided to bring him to work with Eithne and I saw a marked improvement in his little boy’s behaviour, mood and way of being. I also received feedback from the child’s father as to just how beneficial the play therapy sessions had been for his son and to his parents.

Brian Murphy BA

Post Grad Dip in Primary Education

“Eithne's passion and enthusiasm for her work and the genuine care and welfare for children always shone through."

While underlying a certificate in therapeutic play skills I was fortunate enough to have Eithne as my clinical supervisor. As my supervisor Eithne was calm, supportive and understanding. She had an innate ability in holding the space during sessions and in containing the process. Eithne provided honest and clear feedback on aspects of my practice and performance which I believe improved my ability to identify and enhance my own work as a practitioner and to acquire the attitudes, skills and knowledge required in my role. Eithne’s passion and enthusiasm for her work and the genuine care and welfare for children always shone through during our meetings. I have no hesitation in recommending Eithne as a play therapist supervisor.

“I am always struck by Eithne's passion to connect and help parents see the world through their children's eyes whilst shaping a parenting approach that will always suits their needs."

I have supervised Eithne for many years now in her clinical practice as a non-directive play therapist and while her ability to form a therapeutic relationship is exceptional, she has a particular skill set in connecting with parents and carers. Eithne uses her professional and life experience to bring a unique approach to her work.

The journey into looking at your parenting may be at times painful but Eithne remains by your side guiding, educating and supporting. I am always struck by Eithne’s passion to connect and help parents see the world through their children’s eyes whilst shaping a parenting approach that will always suits their needs.

“Eithne is a gifted therapist and I highly recommend working with her, Eithne has all the tools to support you and your child."

Now more than ever the emotional needs of our children are so vital. Eithne has all the tools to support you and your child to stay well mentally, emotionally and physically. Thank you for the great work you are doing.

“I believe my daughter would not have had as much success with school attendance without Eithne's guidance."

My daughter (ASD) was particularly anxious about the transition to secondary school. Eithne helped build my daughter’s confidence and taught her strategies for dealing with anxiety. Eithne was always available to counsel us as parents as well as my child. While my daughter still has challenging school days I believe my daughter would not have had as much success with school attendance without Eithne’s guidance.

"Highly recommend Eithne & allow children and families from all of Ireland avail of her wisdom and expertise."

I would highly recommend Eithne as a play therapist – I was delighted to hear of her new online courses which will allow children and families from all of Ireland avail of her wisdom and expertise.

Dr. Amy Herlihy Special Kids Clinic, Cork, Ireland

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