About Me

My name is Mary Cryan Brockbank and I am a registered member of BAPT (British Association of Play Therapists) which can be viewed on www.bapt.info . I have worked with children with emotional and behavioural problems since 1982 in Ireland, USA and England in different settings.

I am also a student member of BISS (British and Irish Sandplay Society) BISS is a professional body that represents and supports the professional practice of Jungian Sandplay in both Britain and Ireland.

I have recently (Sept 2019) trained in the use of Filial Therapy with Tracie Faa Thompson. Filial Therapy is a psychoeducational family intervention in which the therapist trains and supervises parents as they hold special child -centered (nondirective)play sessions with their own children, thereby engaging parents as partners in the therapeutic process and empowering them to be the primary change agents for their own children.

MA (Distinction)in Play Therapy from Roehampton University
PGD in Child and Adolescent Mental Health from Anglia Ruskin University
Bsc (Hons) in Psychology from University of East London
NDCC from the Institute of Technology, Sligo, Ireland

I hold an enhanced DBS/CRB (Police Check) and abide by the BAPT and BISS Etical Frameworks for Good Practice and by their Complaints Procedures.