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


'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 you need psychotherapy; it will help you to move forward by finding new ways of dealing with life obstacles.'
Joanna Satula-McGirr

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

I specialise in working with couples, adults and adolescents struggling with communication problems, low self esteem, anxieties, phobias, stress and depression. I work also with people looking for support and counselling in dealing with change of life situation, like relationship break-up, adjusting to living in a different country, sudden illness, death of a relative and many other.

There is no one type of therapy that would suit everyone and for this reason I offer integrative approach. Depending on what is best for the client/ patient and the nature of the issue, I adjust my therapeutic approach to help you overcome your difficulties. I offer counselling and integrative psychotherapy strongly grounded in psychodynamic thinking, but I also introduce elements of narrative therapy or solution focused brief therapy and psychodrama.

We all need at times a safe place to grow, to look at the life from a different perspective. And that is when counselling and psychotherapy helps.

I have helped many people in the past and I hope I 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)