Aisling O Connor
I am a psychologist with a special interest in Counselling Psychology who is registered with the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI) with over 10 years clinical experience. I have been fortunate enough to have worked in various roles in schools, family services, private practice and university settings.
I have worked with people across the lifespan and from many different cultural backgrounds. After completing a Degree in Psychology at National University of Ireland Galway, I then studied a master’s in Counselling Psychology at La Trobe University in Melbourne.
I then continued my love for learning with Play Therapy Australia and completed the Clinical Program in Child Centred Play Therapy and Filial Therapy.
I am extremely passionate about working with children and their families. Opening “Connections” has been a lifelong dream that started over 20 years ago when I went to see a child therapist due to my parents separating.
I really do understand how difficult it can be as a child to walk in the door of a therapist’s office and then to have to try and open up about your feelings! My clinical work is guided by evidence-based theories such as Interpersonal Theory, Attachment Theory and Interpersonal Neurobiology.
I am trained in many different modalities but my preferred way of working with children is using Child Centred Play Therapy.