✓ Post Graduate Dip in Practice Based Play Therapy (NUIG) (currently)
✓ Post Graduate Certificate in Practice Based Play Therapy (NUIG)
✓ Certificate in Mindfulness in Education
✓ ASIST – Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
✓ Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorder
✓ Montessori Certificate in Child Care and Education
✓ Bachelor of Arts (History Hons)
Prior to qualifying as a play and creative arts therapist, Papia has worked for over 20 years as an early year’s educator around the globe. She is deeply passionate about the holistic development of a child. Having seen the first-hand benefits of creative arts and play as a classroom teacher, she wanted to offer the therapeutic benefits to a larger number of children of different age groups. Besides offering play therapy to individuals, Papia also offers services to small groups of children.
Creative arts and play therapy is a non-invasive and self-directed therapeutic intervention for children 4-13 years. It known to have healing benefits to help a child resolve any social or emotional issues that are causing difficulties in their day to day life.
The therapeutic sessions are self-directed and children have a variety of therapeutic mediums to choose from ranging from creative arts, sand, clay, puppets, games, music, creative visualization, therapeutic story telling and Lego.
Papia lives by the motto: ‘Forget all the reasons it will not work, believe in the one reason it will’
- Member of Play Therapy Ireland/International/UK
- Academy of Play and Child Psychotherapy
- Professional Standards Authority