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About Us

Welcome to Shine Through Supports, where we harness the transformative power of play to address children’s needs.

Located in the heart of Kildare Town, Ireland, our play therapy practice helps young minds navigate emotional stress, anxiety and trauma through specialised Play Therapy.

Our Journey

Shine Through Supports was born out of a desire to create a safe space where children can express themselves freely and comfortably. Founded by a team of educators, therapists and parents, our approach is rooted in a deep understanding of the multifaceted nature of child development.

Over the years, we have grown into a source of support and guidance for many families, continuously evolving our methods to incorporate the latest developments and learnings in child psychology.

Our Unique Approach

We believe that each child’s path to emotional wellness is unique. Our therapists employ a blend of educational, therapeutic, and parenting insights, making our approach to Play Therapy distinct.

By integrating these perspectives, we address not just the symptoms but the root causes of emotional distress, which can equip children with the tools and confidence to navigate their daily lives.

Meet Our Team

At Shine Through Supports, our team is the cornerstone of our success. Each member brings a unique blend of experience, compassion and dedication to the table, making our approach to Play Therapy not only professional but deeply personal.

Anna McGrath

Combining 20 years of teaching with a profound understanding of therapeutic play, Anna guides children through their emotional journeys with empathy.

Susanne Martin

Accredited Play Therapist and Primary School Teacher, Susanne brings over 15 years of experience in nurturing children’s emotional health.

Karla Hannigan

With a background in early childhood education, Karla applies her 17 years of experience to foster strong, supportive relationships with children.

Success Stories

We have witnessed numerous success stories where children have overcome their emotional hurdles and grown into confident and happy individuals. These testimonials from families reflect the positive impact of our work and reinforce our commitment to the children we serve.

Get in Touch

If you believe your child could benefit from Play Therapy, or if you simply want to learn more about our services, do not hesitate to contact us. We are here to answer your questions and provide guidance.