Psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy in Dublin

Marie Walshe, M.A. (Clin.), Grad.Dip.PsyAn.St., Cert. Family Therapy, Reg. Pract. APPI, MCPI

Marie is a psychotherapist and psychoanalyst in private practice. She treats individuals, couples and children suffering from: anxiety disorders, chronic pain, depression, relationship breakdown, and stress disorders including PTSD, pre- and post-operative stress and work-related stress. Her clients range in age from 4 to 74.

All treatment is confidential, discreet and professional.

Marie is a fully accredited, Registered Practitioner Member of the Association for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis in Ireland [APPI] and the College of Psychoanalysts of Ireland (CPI).

On graduating from DBS with a Master of Arts in Psychoanalysis (Clinical Specialisation), Marie completed a Certificate in Family Therapy from UCD to extend her practice to include couples counselling. The clinical component of her training involved placements in Dublin psychiatric hospitals.

In her practice, Marie accepts self-referrals, as well as referrals from the primary care and psychiatric services, semi-state agencies, corporate Employee Assistance Programmes, the court system and schools.

Marie has published articles on adult depression and psychosomatic disorders, adolescent acting out and clinical dilemmas in Irish psychoanalytic journals. She has contributed a chapter on her experience as a psychoanalyst working with self-harming adolescents, to a forthcoming book on psychoanalysis in Ireland.

Marie has an abiding interest in the promulgation of best clinical practice. For this reason, she set up the A.P.P.I. Child and Adolescent Analysis group, in which Irish psychotherapists came together regularly for training and supervision by clinicians from the world-famous Espace Analytique in Paris, France. She has qualified in the most up to date therapeutic interventions, including Mentalisation-Based-Therapy (MBT) and ASIST suicide prevention training.

Marie is currently a Tutor and thesis supervisor on the Professional Master of Education in Post Primary Education at Hibernia College, lecturing on adolescent psychology and dispute resolution. From 2008 to 2015, she was Clinical Tutor and Senior Lecturer in Independent College over the period of their Master’s and Higher Diplomas in Psychotherapy. She also lectured on the Independent College Master’s in Dispute Resolution, in the Faculty of Law.


Phone: 087 2343514


Rathgar: 2 Rathgar Ave, Dublin 6W

Leeson Analytic Centre: 39 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2