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Here for you

Joanna Satula-McGirr

Psychotherapist, BACP accredited Counsellor, MA Psychology, Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling

    Joanna Satula-McGirr

    I am a Polish and British qualified psychologist, counsellor and psychotherapist working in Kraków, Poland. Before moving to Poland in 2011 I worked as a psychotherapist for 10 years in Scotland, for NHS and in busy private practice, where I helped many adults, couples and adolescents.

    I have a Masters degree in Psychology from Jagiellonian University, Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy from Stratchclyde University, Certificate in Counselling Supervision from Edinburgh University. I am accredited by British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) .

    Training and Qualifications

    • MA Psychology, Jagiellonian University, Kraków
    • Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling (BACP Accr Course), Strathclyde University
    • Counselling Supervision (COSCA Accr.), Edinburgh University- in progress
    • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy with Children and Adolescents
    • Brief Solution Focussed Therapy
    • Narrative Therapy
    • Emotional Freedom Technique
    • Counselling in Secondary Schools
    • Consolidating Counselling Skills: Responding to Trauma

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)