Darragh Mahoney

Darragh Mahoney, Play Therapist, Counsellor & Psychotherapist, at Sensational Kids, Clonakilty

Darragh is an experienced professional who has worked primarily with children, adolescents, parents and foster carers throughout his career.  Between 2010 and 2018, Darragh worked in the area of child protection within the HSE and Tusla, Child and Family Agency, in both Kerry and Cork. Within this role, he worked in various residential units for children and adolescents, in an assessment and resource unit and in an intensive family support centre. Between 2018 and 2022, Darragh worked as a school counsellor with children and teenagers between the ages of 11-16 years old.

In 2016, Darragh graduated from the Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) with a Postgraduate Diploma in Play Therapy and he also completed a B.A. (Hons) Degree in Counselling & Psychotherapy in Munster Technological University (MTU). Darragh works both one to one with children and adolescents. Engagement with parents or carers is vital and this can be done via regular review meetings and by having parents or carers attend sessions with the young person. Darragh also works with adults on a one to one basis.

Darragh has completed extra training in the area of Theraplay, where he is qualified to use the basic techniques to assist in his practice. Darragh is also a Registered Circle of Security Parenting Facilitator, which is an attachment based parent reflection training course. Darragh runs this course in small groups or on a one-to-one basis with parents and carers.



  • B.A. (Hons) Degree in Social Care – Cork Institute of Technology (CIT)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Play Therapy – Cork Institute of Technology (CIT)
  • B.A. (Hons)  Degree in Counselling & Psychotherapy – Munster Technological University (MTU)


Professional Memberships

  • Accredited member of the Irish Play Therapy Association (IPTA)
  • Pre Accredited member of the Irish Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (IACP)


Additional Trainings

  • Level 1 Theraplay Training
  • Registered Circle of Security Parenting Facilitator



To make an appointment with Darragh Mahoney, just get in touch with our friendly appointments team in Clonakilty,

Phone  023 887 8208 

Email Clonakility@sensationalkids.ie