Susan Dowling M.Sc.

  Master of Science (Child, Adolescent and Family Mental Health)
  Diploma in Creative Supervision
  Post Graduate Diploma in Child Psychotherapy and Play Therapy
  Post Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy
  European Certificate in Psychotherapy

Susan works with adults, adolescents and children. She offers one to one sessions to enable clients of all ages explore with curiosity what is going on for them in a safe, secure environment. Her work is based on a variety of theories, offering creativity and conventional methods of working. She uses talk therapy to work collaboratively with adults, whereas with teenagers she uses a more creative approach, as it offers a safe distance between the presenting issue and the young person and is tailor made for their individual needs. For children she uses play, because play is a child’s unique language and when used therapeutically, it can offer a way to express mixed up feelings in a non-verbal, non-threatening way.

Susan works with Attachment and Trauma issues • Sexual, Emotional or Physical Abuse • Anxiety • Bereavement/Loss • Bullying/Harassment • Emotional and Behavioural regulation • Family breakdown/Separation • Friendship difficulties • Illness • Problematic Relationships •  Psychosexual issues • Difficulties with Sleeping/Eating/Toileting/Selective Mutism • Self-esteem/Self Confidence/Self Image issues • Self Harm/Suicidal Thoughts • Social Anxiety/Withdrawal/Isolation/Aloneness.

Sessions are uniquely paced for each client and she works on many aspects of psychological trauma and distress. Susan is passionate in her work to help bring about change in each client’s life. She is a trauma informed therapist and takes regular continual professional development and supervision.

Susan is available for professional clinical supervision for students, pre-accredited and fully qualified Psychotherapists and Play Therapists. Susan also offers professional supervision to other caring professions. She is fully qualified and accredited as a Supervision with IAHIP and IAPTP and a registrant of ICP.

Professional Memberships:

  • MIAHIP and SIAHIP with Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy (IAHIP)
  • MIAPTP and SIAPTP with Irish Association for Play Therapy and Psychotherapy (IAPTP)