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Karla Hannigan

Accredited Play Therapist

Meet Karla

Karla Hannigan is a Certified Play Therapist and Sandplay Practitioner. She has spent 17 years directly engaging with children aged 2 to 12. During this time, she oversaw operations at an Early Years Preschool and Afterschool service before transitioning into the field of Play Therapy.

Her approach is greatly shaped by her extensive background in Early Childhood Education and her hands-on experience with family dynamics. She has enriched her practice with further professional development such as Synergetic Play Therapy training with Lisa Dion, SandPlay Therapy with Eunice Stagg and AutPlay Therapy training with Dr Robert Jason Grant, focused on integrating Play Therapy techniques with neurodivergent children and their families.

Karla provides Play Therapy sessions for children aged 3 to 12. She creates a secure and confidential environment, offering one-on-one support to children. Here, she immerses herself in their world, helping them explore their concerns at their own pace through the medium of play.

She also offers Sandplay Therapy sessions for children, adolescents, and adults, offering a secure environment where emotions, verbal and non-verbal expressions can be safely expressed and contained within the sand tray.

She actively participates in ongoing clinical practice, accumulating thousands of hours of experience addressing a broad spectrum of concerns presented by children.

Karla is a member of Play Therapy Ireland, The Association for Sandplay Therapy and The Irish Play Therapy Community Association, which oversees the high standards of practice she provides.

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