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

What is Counselling and Psychotherapy?

Counselling and Psychotherapy refer to a process of meeting with a professionally trained therapist in an individual or group setting to discuss and help manage personal issues.

While friends and family can provide support in many situations, they may be too close to the problems; we might want to protect them from our distress; or we may feel too ashamed of our feelings to share them with those closest to us.

A psychotherapist can help us go deeper, beyond what we already know. Patterns of feelings and thoughts which have been with us for most of our lives seem ’normal’ – counselling and psychotherapy help us connect to what we have not let ourselves be aware of. It can be hard work - but with great rewards.

Although there are many differnt approaches to counselling and psychotherapy, the main and most important thing they all have in common is the realtionship between the client and the therapist. It is the relationship that heals therefore entering psychotherapy is buliding a new trusting relationship that will help to overcome past and present difficulties.

If you are troubled have personal, social or psychological issues and want help, counselling and psychotherapy may be the tool you need to help you through.

Issues We Work With:

  • difficulties at work, school or home
  • feeling low, isolated, angry or anxious
  • problems with relationships
  • adjusting to a major life change
  • immigration/ emigration issues
  • bereavement or coping with loss
  • traumatic accidents
  • self-injury
  • eating problems

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)