Here for you | Counselling & Psychotherapy by Joanna Satula-McGirr
Here for you

Joanna Satula-McGirr, MA (psych), BA, Post Grad. Dipl. in Counselling

Welcome to Kraków Counselling and Psychotherapy


‘We all need at times a safe place to grow, to look at the life from a different perspective. Sometimes it feels as if we were going through the same scenario again. We try to make different choices make our lived happier but we fall in the same patterns. That is when psychotherapy or counselling is useful; it will help you to find out what holds us back and to move forward by finding new creative ways of dealing with life obstacles. I have experienced it myself and was priviledged to help my clients over 16 years of my practice.'
Joanna Satula-McGirr

I provide short and long term counselling, psychotherapy and supervision in Kraków, Poland for adults, adolescents, and couples.

I work with people seeking help because they want to improve their lives, work/career or relationships. Often people come because they need help to overcome difficulties life brings, for example some people have problems because of the moove to a different country, sudden change, loss or bereavement or suffer from depression, anxiety, phobias or stress. Some other people want counselling to help with their self development, to gain self awareness, increase their self esteem or confidence, others want help to manage their anger.

There is no one type of therapy that would suit everyone and for this reason we offer integrative psychotherapy and, depending on what suits you and the nature of the issue, various therapeutic techniques to help you overcome the difficulties. We offer counselling and integrative psychotherapy using elements of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT),psychodynamic approach, narrative or solution focused brief therapy and emotional freedom technique (EFT).

Each person has a capacity within to grow and make the most of their lives. Sometimes, however, things happen and people need help, time and safe space to find out what they need or want and to make changes. And that is when counselling and psychotherapy can be of help.

I have helped many people in the past and do hope that we will be able to help you.

At Kraków Counselling and Psychotherapy I also offer bespoke training, facilitation, courses and groups in the area of mental health and well being. Although I offer counselling mainly in Kraków, I am happy to travel to provide training and workshops in other locations.

Contact Us

To arrange a telephone consultation or to book your first appointment, please call us on: 508 895 880

When you know something is not right with yourself, whether it be physical pain or emotional unrest, it should not be put to the back of your head, where slowly it can eat away at you. Over time I let this happen, hiding physical pain and emotional sadness for the sake of others, therefore forgetting about my own life and happiness. I would plod along going from day to day, as if life was a production line.

Having lost family members in the past 2 years, undergoing a serious operation, fearing redundancy and breaking up with a long term partner, I felt like my head was like a volcano, a volcano that would not release pressure...

Nothing made me happy nor sad, distancing myself from loved ones and having no interest in the things I used to enjoy. Unsure how to proceed, a family member suggested I see a counsellor. Very reluctant to do so, 'why would I need to see anyone?' I took out the yellow pages, and emailed Joanna first. This made the initial contact very easy. Then a call to arrange a meeting, I had no need to be so reluctant.

I met with Joanna in a very friendly private atmosphere, where she diagnosed me with depression. We talked and after every visit a felt more of a weight lifting off my head, the volcano was starting to release pressure. And over time I learnt how to deal with how I was feeling and have the strength to ask myself the questions 'what I needed, and what I wanted?'.  I now have my life back on track, back with my partner and have no worries with what the future brings. With the help of Joanna I am happier than ever, as I said to her you 'fixed me'.

C.W. (Reactive Depression)