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Maeve ToomeyArt Therapist
Maeve qualified with an MA in Art Therapy from the University of Hertfordshire, U.K. in 2005. Maeve worked for two years post qualification at the Huntercombe Hospital in Staffordshire, U.K. where she facilitated art psychotherapy services for adolescents with mental health problems and eating disorders.
Since her return to Ireland in 2007 Maeve has worked consistently as an art psychotherapist with children and adolescents, through her involvement with School Completion Programmes and with the Blue Box Creative Learning Centre in Limerick.
Maeve has also worked as a psychotherapist with Fostering First Ireland where she provided educational and therapeutic support for foster parents. At present Maeve facilitates art psychotherapy sessions for adults in an eating disorder treatment centre in Dublin and she continues to work as a visiting lecturer in the Art Therapy Dept in CIT, Cork. Maeve works in a psychodynamic manner with children and adolescents at An Cuan.
Consideration of attachment theory is often useful in this work and Maeve is very committed to helping young people consider their difficulties and to achieve more contentment in their lives. She believes in the healing power of verbal interaction and art making in a supportive therapeutic environment and has seen how this can allow clients to have time and space to consider their life stories, experiences and their hopes for the future.
Maeve is a member of IACAT (Irish Assocation of Art Therapists) and abides by the organisations code of ethics in her work.