Anna Curran

Play Therapist

I have over 13 years of experience of working with children in various settings, with 9 of those years in a special needs/behavioural therapy setting. I have a wealth of hands on experience of dealing with challenging behaviour and helping children develop skills that they can use to navigate their everyday environment.

My Education

I graduated from NUI Galway in 2015 with a post-grad diploma in play therapy. I also hold a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the Open University and a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and Sociology from NUI Maynooth.
Through my work I saw there was a lack of awareness and information regarding children’s emotional wellbeing, when dealing with complex or developmental issues. As an educator, I was also very aware of the importance of play in helping children communicate and develop skills. This led me in 2012 to start my journey to become a play therapist, as a way to further help children develop the necessary skills they need and reach their full potential.
As a member of Play Therapy Ireland, I adhere to a strict ethical framework in my everyday practice, and I attend regular supervision to ensure that all my therapeutic work is of the highest standards. I am also regularly Garda vetted, and also undertake regular Continuing Professional Development training.