Mairead’s experience and training as a therapist at Naas Family & Play Therapy Service and with the Health Service Executive, means she incorporates a multitude of modalities. These include trauma-informed somatic psychotherapy, CBT, mindfulness, and compassionate influenced approaches through a relational and systemic lens. She also incorporates evidence-based research from a variety of modalities backed by neuroscience. These approaches encourage new ways of thinking, feeling and behaving/interacting with others. These combined approaches incorporate reflecting, coping and problem-solving techniques that reduce anxiety, depression and promote acceptance, resilience, confidence, insight and skills.
Her interest in attachment, relational and developmental trauma has led her to appreciate the complexities involved in day-to-day functioning, pain management, anxiety and depression. Her curious and creative nature motivates her to expand her knowledge and challenge herself to be able to provide interventions and approaches in a variety of ways, supporting clients to feel present, safe and supported if revisiting the past to understand its impact on their lives.
Extensive experience of working with young people in care and those at risk led to her interest in using creative interventions such as art, play and drama.