Counselling & Psychotherapy in Kildare & Laois

Educaional Courses in Kildare & Laois

Welcome to Mariposa Education & Counselling Service

Mariposa is the Spanish word for butterfly, a symbol of transformation and change. It also symbolises the freedom to move on from What Was to New Beginnings.

We offer two main services:

Counselling & Psychotherapy
Courses & Workshops

Counselling & Psychotherapy

At Mariposa, we don't believe that one size fits all when it comes to working with clients. We tailor our counselling approaches to suit our clients' concerns and needs. With solid experience in many counselling and psychotherapy methods, we can design a counselling programme that will suit you and your particular situation.

We offer a variety of counselling and psychotherapy services in Maynooth, Kildare town and Portlaoise. We work with individuals, couples and families and have a particular specialisation working with teens. We also welcome clients who wish to access brief therapy through their Employment Assistance Programmes.

Because many people benefit from the support that being part of a safe, confidential group can offer, we offer theme-focused small group sessions. These can also be a welcome alternative to paying an individual counselling fee. If you would like to participate in group therapy around a particular issue, feel free to contact us.

Our main office is located in the widely accessible and lovely Teach Dara Community and Family Centre in Kildare Town. We also see clients in our facilities in Maynooth and Portlaoise. Day and evening appointments are available in both locations.

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Courses & Workshops

Mariposa offers a variety of courses and workshops that will deepen your sense and appreciation of self, and will help you gain confidence, learn how to manage your feelings and improve your relationships with others. Workshops and courses are kept small enough to enable personal attention. The list is expanding and currently includes:

Improving Your Relationships, using the Enneagram


Managing Anger Positively


Stress Management


How to Be Strong and Safe and Friends (for Teens)




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Our Kildare town premises off the M7 is accessible for many surrounding areas. While we focus on counselling in Kildare and Laois, we offer workshops in counties neighbouring Kildare and Laois as well.

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