Roisin Irwin - Play Therapist

About Róisín Irwin

Rόisίn Irwin is an Accredited Play Therapist, based in Cape Town, with rooms in Durbanville and Century City.

Rόisίn has been working in the childcare profession for almost 20 years. She began her career as an Early Childhood teacher, working with young children in Johannesburg and Cape Town. She quickly realised that the early years are truly the most influential in a child's life. She endeavoured to learn more about how to help those young children who seemed to be struggling or who needed extra support.

After many years of personal self growth and learning through workshops, she found Play Therapy International (PTI), and her journey towards becoming an Accredited Play Therapist began.

Throughout her career, Rόisίn has always had a deep interest in child development and child psychology. She believes that early intervention is key to setting a firm foundation for life and for overcoming difficulties. This underpins her continuous search for different ways to support and help children.

Rόisίn is listed on Play Therapy UK's international register and can be verified using the following website:

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The Happy Play Den

Accredited Play Therapist

Cape Town Area, South Africa

Therapeutic Play Practitioner

Jan 2018 – Dec 2020
Cape Town Area, South Africa

Play Therapy Trainee

Jan 2019 – Dec 2020
Cape Town Area, South Africa

Supervised hours for completion of Play Therapy Diploma

Therapeutic Play Trainee

Feb 2017 – Dec 2017
Cape Town Area, South Africa

Supervised hours for completion of Therapeutic Play Certificate

Curro Holdings Ltd

Head Of Nursery School (Curro Castle Century City)

Jan 2014 – Jan 2021
Cape Town Area, South Africa

Grade R Specialist (Curriculum Development)

Jan 2018 – Dec 2019
Cape Town Area, South Africa

Teacher [Grade R] (Curro Castle Century City)

Jan 2013 – Dec 2016
Cape Town Area, South Africa

Classroom Facilitor

Special Needs Adaptive Programme

Jul 2012 – Dec 2012
Cape Town Area, South Africa

Education support for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Royal Caribbean International

Youth Activities Assistant Manager

Jan 2012 – Jun 2012
Miami/Fort Lauderdale Area

Youth Staff

Jun 2009 – Dec 2011
Miami/Fort Lauderdale Area

Teacher Assistant

Little Bosch Grade R Centre

Jan 2007 – Dec 2009
Cape Town Area, South Africa


APAC (Academy of Play and Child Psychotherapy)

2019 – 2020

Post Graduate Diploma in Play Therapy.

APAC (Academy of Play and Child Psychotherapy)

2016 – 2018

Post Graduate Certificate in Therapeutic Play Skills.


2012 – 2015

Bachelor's degree, Honours in Psychology

SNAP (Special Needs Adaptive Program)

2012 – 2012

Certificate, Special Education and Teaching, Autistic and Specials Needs educational training.


2008 – 2009

Advanced Certificate in Education (ACE), Foundation Phase (Grade R – Grade 3)


2006 – 2007

Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE), ECD Phase (Birth – Grade R)

University of Stellenbosch

2002 – 2004

Bachelor of Arts - BA, English and Psychology