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Jacinta Maher

Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist

Jacinta Maher

Jacinta is a qualified Humanistic and Integrative Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist with a specialisation in Play Therapy, following training with the renowned Children’s Therapy Centre (CTC).  She is a fully accredited member of The Irish Association of Play Therapy and Psychotherapy (IAPTP)

Jacinta’s background is in social care and early years.


After graduating with a first-class honours degree in Applied Social Studies & Professional Social Care, Jacinta worked with adults and children with mental health diagnosis, intellectual disability and autism. She draws on her many years’ experience of working from a person / child-centered approach. Jacinta uses play-based approaches, interventions, media, and activities that are appropriate to the age and developmental stage of each child. The therapeutic powers of play incorporate change agents and specific components that improve a client's attachment formation, self-expression, emotion regulation, resiliency, self-esteem, and stress management, among other things.


Jacinta is passionate and dedicated in supporting children and families so that they may flourish and reach their full potential. Jacinta works in accordance with Children First National Guidelines for the protection and welfare of children and the Code of Ethics set out by IAPTP.

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