Welcome to cullinane Play Therapy

My name is Debbie Cullinane & I am a qualified play therapist and currently in fourth year completing a  Masters in Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy, specialising in play with the Children’s Therapy Centre. 
I am a wife and parent of two.
My background is  primary school teaching (APII) with over 10 years experience.  I run my own private practice in Claremorris, Co. Mayo.

Play Therapy

Play therapy uses a variety of play and creative arts techniques to alleviate mild, moderate or chronic psychological and emotional issues that are causing children behavioural or other issues and/or are preventing children from realising their potential.


Psychotherapy is the use of psychological methods, particularly when based on regular personal interaction, to help a person change behavior, increase happiness, and overcome problems.

Parent Consultations and Support

Parenthood is hard. In parent consultations, my aim is to empower you on your parenting journey and help you to cope and manage behaviours and difficulties within your lives.

Upcoming Webinars

November 17th – Introducing Sensory Play into your Day Webinar

November 17th – Introducing Sensory Play into your Day on November 17th @ 8pm. 1.5 hours in duration. Cost €30pp

Suitable for Early Years Practitioners, Parents & other professionals working with children. Sensory play has countless benefits including the development of gross and fine motor skills, supporting language development, problem solving skills and social interaction. I will outline what sensory play is and why we use it with the children. It will entail simple and innovative ways of using sensory play activities, that accommodate all of our sensory systems – sight, hearing, taste, touch and smell. Information will be provided on valuable resources and recipes that will make sensory play part of your daily routine. There will be exploration of the benefits of sensory. There will be an in-depth discussion on physical sensory play – our proprioceptive, vestibular and interoceptive systems – with a focus on regulation,  movement, rhythmic activities, messy play and the development of sensory trays.

Mam of client aged 9
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Debbie gave us back our happy confident boy. I can never thank her enough for her expertise and care.
Webinar Attendee
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Debbie had wonderful practical ideas and explained really well the reasons why children need to be regulated in order to learn and play. I would love if she could follow up with more of her thoughts and ideas. Very informative talk. Thank you very much.
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A follow up of this webinar would be most beneficial. Debbie has a wonderful gentle engaging way of presenting and it was a very informative webinar. Thank you.
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No need for improvement. It was absolutely brilliant. So professionally presented. Want to see a follow up.
Lisa - Webinar Attendee
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Thoroughly enjoyed the webinar with Debbie. Very informative and full of ideas. Thanks so much.

If you have any questions please contact me