About

Geatóir offers the following services:

Geatóir was established by Deborah Nolan, a Systemic Family Psychotherapist with extensive experience assessing and supporting families both in the public health and private sector.

Geatoóir and deborah nolanDeborah has over ten years’ experience working in Child Protection; including four years managing a family assessment team of eighteen in a residential based family assessment unit. Deborah holds a BA (Hons) in Applied Social Studies, a Post Grad Diploma in Play Therapy and a MSc in Systemic Psychotherapy. Deborah has been trained in the Family Assessment Model and Safeguarding Children Analysis and Assessment Framework, recognised by the Department of Health UK and Tusla Inspection Services, Ireland.

Deborah has extensive experience in child protection decision making, child care applications and care placements; working with families from a diverse range of  cultures and backgrounds; children living with family addiction, HIV/AIDS, domestic violence, suicide, loss and mental health diagnosises.

Deborah currently provides Family Therapy and Play Therapy services to statatory bodies (Tusla, CAHMS, Brothers of Charity), schools and directly to families through private practice.  She also delivers professional training services to therapists, social work and social care teams, teachers and parents.

Heather joned Geatóir this year. Heather has over ten years experience working with children of all ages and their familie,s first as a speech and language therapist and in recent years, as a play therapist. Heather has a BA in Psychology, a MSc in Speech & Language Therapy and a Post Graduate Diploma in Play Therapy. Heather has worked as part of a multi-disciplinary team and independently within the HSE and in private practice. Heather has worked with children and their families with a wide range of needs in a wide range of settings – homes, schools, clinics, hospitals, respite houses and residential settings.

Heather is passionate about helping children and their families in a holistic way to meet their individual needs and to help them be well and all they can be. Heather is currently providing Play Therapy services privately within schools and directly to families through private practice.