Deirdre Kavanagh was the founding chief executive of Play Therapy Ireland and runs training and therapy centres in Ireland and Spain. She is an experienced practitioner recognised in the field of therapy as a certified and registered play and integrative sandplay therapist and clinical supervisor. Deirdre has an extensive background in working therapeutically with children, adults and families.

Deirdre has her own private therapy practice and offers training in child care, early year’s provision and education, sand play and creative art therapies. She also works on the BA in Early Childhood Studies as course leader.