About Marlene


Marlene holds a BA in philosophy and Freudian and Lacanian psychoanalysis from Dublin Business School (2003,grade 2.1) and an M.Sc. in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, with a Clinical Specialization, from the University College of Dublin and St Vincent’s University Hospital (2006, first class honours).

Marlene is a registered practitioner with APPI  (Association for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy in Ireland) and a member of ICLO (Irish Circle of the Lacanian Orientation) since its foundation in 2009.

Marlene has been in private practice since 2004. She practices psychoanalysis inspired by the work of Sigmund Freud and Jacques Lacan.


In addition to being a registered practitioner for psychoanalysis, Marlene has also taught and studied Hatha Yoga for over twenty years. Her training has been both extensive and versatile.

She received her certification from the Irish Yoga Association (IYA 1990), and
has supplemented her training through courses and workshops in India (Mysore,
Hydrabad and Pondycherry) Italy, and Morocco. She was appointed Tutor on the IYA Teacher
Training Course in 1992 and subsequently tutored on five of the
Associations teacher training coursers. She continues to facilitate with tutor
training support days for the IYA.

She holds a Junior Iyengar certificate and also studied with Jenny Beeken, Donna
Holleman and Patabi Jois. Marlene now develops and facilitates her own yoga study
programs at Slí na Bandé.