The Self Center Counselling & Psychotherapy Clinics, located in North & South Dublin, offer Mental Health Supports to Adults, Adolescents, Children, Couples & Families.

At The Self Center we provide high quality professional Counselling and Psychotherapy services to clients with a wide range of presenting problems. Affordable Counselling and Psychotherapy is delivered in a safe, non-judgemental, confidential one-to-one setting.

Our therapists have all been carefully selected from the most widely recognised and respected training programmes. Counsellors and Therapists working at The Self Center adhere to the highest professional and ethical standards, without exception.

All Counsellors and Therapists at The Self Center are Garda Vetted and have completed the HSE Children's First Training.

Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength.

Sigmund Freud


Counsellors and Therapists at The Self Center work with people of all ages, and from all walks of life. Individuals come to us with a variety of problems which they feel are negatively impacting on their quality of life and future prospects.

After contacting us, an initial consultation will be arranged for you with one of our Clinic Directors. It is here that you will have an opportunity to discuss more fully what has brought you to us. This is also an opportunity to ask any questions you may have about our service.

Counselling and Psychotherapy sessions are strictly by appointment only.

The Self Center acknowledges and respects the uniqueness of each client and their individual process. Through the support of the therapeutic relationship each client is accompanied on their journey of self discovery

The Self Center

Clinic Directors

Our clinic directors Martin Boyle & Marina Quinn bring to The Self Center a combined wealth of experience accumulated from many years working in areas of Healthcare and Mental Health.

Martin and Marina share a deep appreciation of Psychoanalysis and a passion for Psychoanalytic theory. Both Martin and Marina are currently engaged in a postgraduate clinical development training programme with The Institute of Psychoanalysis, London.

Meet Martin

Martin Boyle is a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist who has trained in Kleinian Psychoanalysis, in London, under Dr. Arturo Varchevker.

Martin has worked in his clinical practice for almost 40 years. In addition to his therapeutic work with clients Martin is also Chairperson of the Mercy Family Centre on Mount Brown Street, Dublin 8. He is also Chairperson of Lir, a psychotherapeutic service based in Drumcondra. Martin has also taught students of the M.Sc. in Clinical Supervision in Trinity College.

Martin is dedicated to facilitating the professional development of undergraduate and postgraduate therapists. Martin has been a mentor and clinical supervisor to numerous therapists throughout his career. Martin is founder of The Kleinian Association of Ireland, which provides clinical and theoretical development training for postgraduate therapists. Martin has a long association with the Tallaght area and has been based there since the 1970’s.

Martin is an Accredited Clinical Supervisor with IFPP and an Accredited Member of ICP. Martin is available to offer Clinical Supervision and Psychotherapy sessions in both our clinic locations.

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Martin Boyle

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist

M.Phil., M.Sc. Psychoan. Psychotherapy, Dip. Clinical Supervision

Meet Marina

Marina is a qualified Therapist, with over 19 years’ experience working within the Health Care Sector. During her career Marina has held both clinical and management roles and gained extensive experience of providing Person-Centred care to individuals with varying emotions needs.

In addition to working in her clinical practice with clients, Marina has also previously worked as a Youth Advocate for YAP Ireland, and as a therapist in St. Catherine’s Counselling Service, Tallaght. Marina has a particular interest in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, namely objects relations theory and Kleinian technique.

Some of the qualifications obtained by Marina include a Professional Certificate in Women and Substance Use (UCD), a B.A in Counselling & Psychotherapy and a HCert. in Applied Social Studies. Marina has also completed ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training). Marina is committed to ongoing professional development and is currently engaged in a clinical development training programme with the Kleinian Association of Ireland.

Marina is an Accredited member of NAPCP Ireland and the Kleinian Association of Ireland.

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Marina Quinn

Counsellor and Psychotherapist

ProfCert. Woman and Substance Use.

B.A. Counselling & Psychotherapy.

HCert Applied Social Studies.



The Self Center’s main clinic is located at 5 Main Road Tallaght, Dublin, D24 X096. The clinic is approximately 10 minutes walk from The Institute of Technology Tallaght and within easy walking distance of The Square Shopping Centre, and the Red Line Luas. The clinic also has 5 major bus routes passing within 100m of its front door.

Driving from Dublin airport via M50 the journey to The Self Center takes approximately 22 minutes.

Driving from Dublin City centre the journey to The Self Center takes approximately 24 minutes.

The Self Center also operates a smaller branch of it’s clinic on Dublin’s northside. The location of our Northside clinic is 400 North Circular Road, Dublin 7. (Beside The Mater Hospital)

5 Main Road Tallaght

Dublin, D24 X096

400 North Circular Road

Dublin 7