Training & Accreditation
Sinead has over 13 years’ experience working in the field of mental health, and since graduating from NUI, Maynooth with an MA in Dramatherapy in 2006, she has held a variety of interesting and inspiring positions.
Sinead is an active member of the Irish Association of Creative Arts Therapists (IACAT) where she takes great guidance and support, and abides by all of the organisations code of ethics in her work. Sinead is passionate and committed to the value of the creative arts therapies as a tool for recovery and wellbeing, and has had the privilege to witness how the creative arts can allow individuals and groups a space to process life’s challenges, foster a sense of hope, and consider the future in their journey towards wellness.
In addition to providing one to one Creative Psychotherapy, Sinead specialises in facilitating process and supervision groups using expressive modalities, action methods, sociodrama, guided meditation, sand therapy and symbolic objects to support the therapeutic work. Sinead also has qualification’s in Playback Theatre Leadership (Centre for Playback Theatre, N.Y.), Creative Clinical Supervision (Children’s Therapy Centre), Wellness Recovery Action Planning (WRAP), and is currently training in DBT (Dialectical Behavioural Therapy).
Experience & Areas of Interest
As a Creative Psychotherapist, Creative Clinical Supervisor, and as an Arts in Health Curator, she has garnered extensive knowledge whilst working with clients presenting with a range of challenges including; dual diagnosis, addiction, eating disorders, psychosis, bi-polar, anxiety/OCD, BPD and dementia. Her many roles have allowed Sinead to work with a wide variety of client groups, including; religious minorities, children, LGBTQ youth, HIV/AIDS, disabilities, homelessness, refugee, asylum seeking and immigrant families.