Yvonne O’Neill, Senior Play Therapist / Psychotherapist at Sensational Kids, Kildare

Yvonne O’Neill is the Senior Psychotherapy/Play Therapist on the team at Sensational Kids, Kildare Town


Yvonne O’Neill’s Qualifications include:

  • MA in Humanistic & Integrative psychotherapy and play therapy
  • BA. Social Care Practice DIT
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Play Therapy CTC
  • Diplomas in Psychology & Counselling from NUI Maynooth.


Yvonne is a member of Irish Association of Play Therapy and Psychotherapy. She has also training in sand therapy, suicide, attachment, aggressive behavior, teenage behaviour, nature as a medium, neuroscience and behaviour plus much more. She actively maintains her continuous professional development training each year.

Yvonne has spent the past 22 years working with Children and Families in the community and Residential Settings. She has worked for the Probation Service, Department of Education, HSE, Tusla South Dublin County Council, Public Health Nurse Team, Residency in a DEIS schools and foster parents. Yvonne works with people experiencing difficulty in the areas of Attachment, Sensory , ASD- Autism, School issues, Anxiety, to list a few.

It is recognized that the child can hold some of the issues within a family so a holistic approach is also provided. Yvonne co-wrote the WOW (Wipe Out Worries) Programme and uses her Sensory Scientist Programme to reach many families or groups Yvonne is now a full time member of the team at Sensational kids with a particular interest in Psychotherapy through the body and supporting regulation and working with the family.


Appointments for play therapy

To book an appointment for play therapy with Yvonne, phone Sensational Kids on 045 520900

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