Allied Health Services At St Francis Private Hospital

Allied Health Professional

Olive Whelan

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapist
  • Social Skills Programme Co-Ordinator
  • Dramatherapist
  • Supervisor/Reflective Practice
  • Licenced Sibshop Practitioner (USA)
  • Examiner of Speech and Language
  • Full Registration/Teaching Council
  • Accredited Therapist
  • Garda Vetted
  • Child Protection

Olive Whelan is a well respected clinician in the field of child, adolescent and adult social and emotional support. She has many years experience as a teacher, therapist and supervisor. In her ever expanding practice she is a strong advocate of social inclusion, social manners/skills including improved self esteem and self worth for all ages.

Olive is comfortable working with varying complex and less complex needs including learning disability and autism specific conditions (all ages). During the individual/personalised sessions opportunities are provided to strengthen child/adult social and emotional learning potential.

Please note: Small group sessions are also available.

  • Olive is engaged by the HSE and Dept of Education delivering intervention and therapeutic developmental programmes
  • She is registered with Teaching Council of Ireland
  • Membership of The Irish Board of Speech & Drama
  • Membership of The Association of Creative Arts Therapists
  • Garda Vetted
  • First Aid
  • Fire Marshall Trained

Areas of Expertise:

  • Supported Learning Programmes (All Ages)
  • Reading, Writing & Speaking
  • Speech & Language Advisory Teacher
  • Social Skills/Confidence Building for Children & Adults
  • Overcoming Social Anxiety / Stress Management
  • Supporting Children Through:
    • Separation
    • Bereavement
  • Support for Those Affected by a Cancer Diagnosis

For Appointments:

Tel: 086 886 9446


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