Child Psychotherapy

I am providing Online Parent Work Sessions for parents of children under 11 years of age. Parent Work can empower you to help your child with emotional or behavioural difficulties. It involves thinking and talking about the attachment relationship of parent & child and explores how parents can positively impact that relationship. The aim of parent work is to bring about positive change.

Face to face play therapy sessions are 50 min and the fee 90 Euro (inlcl. Vat).

Video Call Parent Work sessions are 60 min and the fee 85 Euros (inlcl. Vat).
Video Call Child Therapy sessions are 50 min and the fee is 85 Euro (inlcl. Vat).

A video call parent intake meeting is 90 minutes and the fee is 90 Euros (incl. Vat).

Payment is made via the SumUp (third-party financial company) invoice system.

For more detailed information about Online Counselling click here

Face to face Child Psychotherapy will resume when physical distancing (social distancing)  is not necessary anymore.

Child therapy using play helps children who are experiencing difficulties with their emotions or behaviour. The aim of play therapy is to try to understand those difficulties and to bring about positive change.

Play Therapy is helping children with: 

 

  • General anxieties, lots of worries 

  • Separation-anxiety

  • Low self-esteem

  • Behavioural difficulties

  • Powerful emotional states

  • Fostering & Adoption

  • Bed wetting

  • Feeling unhappy, sad moods

  • Hyper activity

  • Bereavement

  • Trauma

  • PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)

  • Lack of concentration

  • The birth of a sibling, change in family structure & dynamics

  • Moving to a new place or attending a new school / transitions

  • Bullying 

  • School refusal

  • Parental mental health difficulties

Introduction to Child Psychotherapy

Eileen Prendiville, Published on Dec 28, 2011

Eileen Prendiville of the Children's Therapy Centre gives explains what child psychotherapy is.

How does Play Therapy work? 

I always meet with the parent/s or guardian/s for an initial intake session before seeing the child. The initial intake session is vital for the therapist in order to gather information about the child. Moreover, it allows you (parents) to speak freely about your concerns. It also provides you with the opportunity to ask as many questions as you wish about the specific therapy modality, my professional background and other treatment options. 

After the parent meeting I see the child for four initial intake sessions to get to know him/her and to gain a preliminary understanding of the presenting problem. Depending on the concerns and/or the age of the child you will be in the consultation room with your child during the intake period. Following this initial intake period I again meet with the parents to provide feedback and to discuss my recommendations. 

In the therapy session the child will have toys to play with as well as some writing/drawing material and stationery. This is to help your child to communicate what is on his or her mind. The length of therapy depends on the complexity and severity of the presenting problem.

Parents, you will be offered regular meetings with myself to discuss the progress your child is making. In those parent review meetings you also have the opportunity to talk about ongoing concerns you may have while your child is attending. 

A therapy session is 50 minutes long. The fee is 90 Euros (incl. VAT)

Video Call therapy sessions are 80 Euros (inlcl. Vat).

A video call parent intake meeting is 90 minutes and the fee is 90 Euros (incl. Vat).

Payment is made via the SumUp invoice system.

Counselling & Psychotherapy is governed by a strict professional Code of Ethics click here and is respectful of all cultures, sexual orientations and beliefs.

Please feel free to ask me any question you may have or make an appointment.

About Ines

Ines Muller is an accredited Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist. She has been working therapeutically with children, adolescents and their parents/guardians for over 13 years. Nessa worked and trained in different clinical settings such as: 

 

  • Adolescent Psychiatry, day hospital, St. Vincent's University Hospital Fairview

  • Dublin based DEIS Schools with children living in socioeconomic deprived areas

  • The CARI Foundation with survivors of child sexual abuse (C.S.A.)

  • Barnardos Post Adoption Service with adopted people

  • Teen Between (Relationship Ireland)

  • Private Practice.

 

​She lectures on the MSc in Child & Adolescent Psychotherapeutic Skills at PCI College. Ines also is a Guest Lecturer on the MSc in Child Art Psychotherapy at UCD and the MSc in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (Child and Adolescent Strand) at Trinity College. 

Ines was an active committee member of the Irish Forum for Child & Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy(IFCAPP) from 2013-2019 and represented IFCAPP on the Psychoanalytic Section of the Irish Council for Psychotherapy.  

For more information with regards to her academic background and qualifications please click here.

 

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Ines Muller, MSc, MA, MIFCAPP, MICP

Child & Adolescent Therapy Dublin

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