Training and Accreditation:
Maggie is an IACAT accredited dramatherapist trained in Ireland, the UK and the USA. Graduating from Maynooth University in 2012 with a MA in Dramatherapy she also began training in DvT dramatherapy in both London and New Haven. In 2017 she spent three months working as a resident at the Post Traumatic Stress Centre in New Haven further exploring DvT with a trauma informed approach on their ALIVE programme.
Maggie is currently furthering her training specialising in child and adolescent psychoanalytic psychotherapists in Trinity College Dublin.
DvT Trauma informed Approach:
“Trauma informed DvT dramatherapy is the style of practice that I employ with my clients. This creative therapy approach invites a client to get in touch with feelings and behaviour using both body and mind. In a DvT session the therapist will both verbally and physically interact with the client in a sensitive and respectful manner. This enables the client to realise their anxieties within their own body. This body awareness develops cognitive skills and helps the client to identify why and how these anxieties occur.”
Counselling Experience and Areas of Interest:
Maggie is an elected member of the executive council of The Irish Association of Creative Arts Therapists (IACAT), Co-ordinator of DvT Ireland and a member of CREATE the national development agency for collaborative arts in social and community contexts.
Maggie works across all developmental stages: children, adolescents, adults and the elderly and works across a number of areas including: gangland violence, suicide, neglect, sexual abuse, and ASD.
Maggie is also researching DvT as a model of intervention for artists experiencing mental health issues in relation to their artistic practice. It is intended that this research will lead to a Phd.
Languages: English Rate per Session: €70/Students €50