Treasa Forristal



Treasa Forristal

Practice Address

Child Therapy
No. 4
Dunhill Eco Park
Co Waterford

Wheelchair accessible premises?


Mobile number



Website address



IAPTP Membership Status

Accredited member


Play Therapist, Psychotherapist

Client Category

Child, Teenager, Family

Private practice

I accept referrals for private practice

Specialist Qualification

Filial Therapy, Theraplay Level One (Theraplay Practitioner), Theraplay Level Two (Theraplay Therapist), PTSD (Please indicate training), Sandtray (Please indicate training below), Specialist Assessment tools (Please indicate training below), BASIC Ph & 6 Part Story (BASIC Ph & 6 Part Story (Mooli Lahad)

If PTSD, Sandtray or Specialist Assessment Tools qualified please indicate training

Trauma – Mooli Lahad – Coping with Trauma BASIC PH 2012
Sandtray – Rocky Mountain Therapy Institute
Certificate in Sandplay Therapy 2013
Marschak Interaction Method – Theraplay Institute.
The MIM is a structured technique for observing and assessing the overall quality and nature of relationships between caregivers and child.
Functional Behaviour Assessment – Jonah Special School
Strengths Difficulties Questionnaire, CTC.

Areas of special interest

My name is Treasa Forristal and I am a fully accredited Play Therapist and Psychotherapist. Following my primary degree, a BA in Early Childhood Studies from University College Cork, I trained as a Play Therapist in the Children’s Therapy Centre graduating in 2013. I work with children and young people with a wide range of emotional needs aged three to eighteen years in Waterford and Kilkenny. I have worked therapeutically in a variety of settings including primary schools, local organisations, pre-schools and secondary schools. My approach is dependent on the child and families needs and may be directive or non-directive. I may use Filial or Theraplay with families where appropriate. I have worked with children on the autism spectrum for a number of years, carrying out sensory play work, attachment work and developing therapeutic support groups for siblings. I create a supportive, consistent and safe space for children to come and express their deepest feelings, thoughts and fears. Those who are taking care of the young person are very important and we work closely together.