AboutRead about Charlotte Lyne, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist, Play Therapist & proprietor of Over the rainbow children's centre.
Play Therapist & Proprietor
Charlotte is a Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist and Play Therapist working privately in her own practice ’Over the rainbow children’s centre’ in Letterkenny, Co Donegal.
Charlotte accepts referrals from parents, carers, GPs, social workers and teachers. She has studied with Eileen Prendiville in the Children’s Therapy Centre. In 2015 she received a postgraduate diploma in Play Therapy. Having trained as a Play therapist, Charlotte continued on to train as a Psychotherapist. This involved 4 years of post graduate training after her 4 year primary teaching degree and 2 year post graduate diploma in special needs education.
In 2017 Charlotte received a 1st class honours in her Masters in Child Psychotherapy and Play Therapy from the Children’s Therapy Centre. She is now qualified to work with clients across the spectrum of need including those with complex histories and/or significant clinical issues, e.g. attachment disorders and experiences of abuse. Having thoroughly enjoyed research and completing her 2nd thesis, Charlotte has a keen interest in attachment, neuroscience, sensory somatic psychotherapy and developmental trauma and hopes to carry out some more research at PhD level at some point in her career. She is a fully accredited member of the Irish Association of Play Therapy and Psychotherapy and is fully covered with the Psychologists Protection Society in her clinical practice. As a clinician she provides one to one sessions with children using play therapy as an intervention. She also provides support for parents, social workers and teachers, in education about how children and adult brains work and on the interpersonal neurobiology of our relationships with each other. Information and techniques are practical, informing how to approach discipline, how to help children deal with everyday struggles, and how parents, carers and teachers can connect with the children they care for in every day life. Since qualifying as a Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist Charlotte is still learning and continuing with professional development. In 2017 and 2018 she completed training with leaders in the field of child psychiatry and psychotherapy -Dr Bessel Van der Kolk, Dr Dan Siegel and Dr Bruce Perry.
Charlotte is a qualified primary school teacher after completing a 4 year degree and has 15 years teaching experience in classes ranging from Junior Infants to 6th class. She has a post graduate diploma in special needs education from Froebal teacher training college in Dublin and has taught as a resource teacher and learning support teacher. Charlotte also has a yoga diploma and is a fully qualified yoga, prenatal yoga and kids yoga teacher. She runs her own yoga studio in Midleton.As a qualified yoga and kids yoga teacher, yoga forms part of her work in her child psychotherapy private practice. She has recently completed a training in Trauma Sensitive Yoga for Children and another course in Therapeutic Yoga for Children with needs.Yoga is a personal passion and knowing how therapeutic yoga practice is,Charlotte ensures a regular personal practice to include self care in her day to day life.She is also completing another 200 hour yoga teacher training in Vinyasa and Astanga yoga to deepen her personal practice and add to her yoga teaching skill set. In order to work safely Charlotte has up to date Garda vetting, attends regular clinical supervision to ensure her work is monitored and is a member of IAPTP. She has professional indemnity and liability insurance and is undertaking continuous development training. Charlotte loves working with children and feels privileged to be given the opportunities to do so in so many different ways.