Joanna Fortune


is a Psychotherapist and Attachment specialist specialising in child and adolescent Psychotherapy with over 20 years’ experience working with children and families. She is the author of 4 best-selling books 15-Minute Parenting (0-7 years; 8-12 years and Teenage years) and Why We Play.  She is a Doctoral Candidate with Middlesex University. Joanna is an experienced trainer and supervisor as well as a recognised speaker and media contributor in her field of work.  She hosts her own podcast, 15-Minute Parenting, is the weekly parenting consultant on Newstalk FM in Ireland and writes a parenting column for the Irish Examiner newspaper.

She is a Theraplay Practitioner, trainer and supervisor and is the Country lead for Theraplay in Ireland.   Joanna has seen the benefit of early intervention and loves working with children and teens where she strongly believes small changes can make a big difference in young lives. Her practice and philosophy are based on the premise of less tears and more laughter. Joanna believes that play is a state of mind and a way of being and that we should all be in pursuit of a more playful way of life. 

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