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I was born with a passion to help people find their own healing.

Cristina Giai-Coletti
Clinical Psychologist
BA BA(Hons) MA(Clin Psych) 
 

Our Team

Cristina Giai-Coletti 

BA BA(Hons) MA(Clin Psych)

Director & Clinical Psychologist 
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Cristina Giai-Coletti is a Clinical Psychologist with over 19 years’ extensive experience in the assessment, understanding and treatment of mental health challenges.  This includes experience working with people from varied societal backgrounds and in varying contexts.  Cristina has worked as a Clinical Psychologist in South Africa, New Zealand and Australia, in both the private and public healthcare sectors.  

 

She is professionally trained and has experience in the use of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR Therapy), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-integrated CBT, and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT).  Cristina also has training and experience in the delivery of Circle of Security® Parenting™ (CoS-P).

 

Cristina has a particular interest in trauma, including PTSD, Complex PTSD and Dissociative Disorders, as well as grief and loss.  She also works extensively with depression, stress and anxiety (including phobias and panic), Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), parenting / attachment, life transition and adjustment challenges, and low self-esteem.  She has worked with parents, children, adolescents and adults.  

She is a member of the EMDR Association of Australia.  She is also listed with the EMDR International Association.

 

Cristina is passionate about the potential of each human being to access the resources and possibilities within and around themselves, so that they can better meet the challenges and opportunities of everyday life.  She highly values the opportunity to facilitate people developing a greater awareness of their own mental health potential and a deep appreciation for their innate capacity to heal, to the extent that is possible for them. 

Tracey McLean 
Receptionist /
Administrative Assistant 
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Tracey McLean has integrated beautifully into the team at Satori Place of Awakening since starting here in September.  Being a Registered Nurse, a Herbalist and a Naturopath, she is well-versed in health and has extensive experience working in the healthcare sector.  We are very fortunate to have her expertise in helping to keep the office and the diary running smoothly and on time.  Calm, organised and friendly, Tracey is a welcome member of the Satori team!

Grace and Rose 
Satori Helpers
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Grace the Chihuahua and Rose the Cavoodle are here to personally welcome each person to Satori Place of Awakening!  They do their jobs very diligently, trotting in every morning with tails wagging and eyes brightly lit.  Grace proves that Chihuahuas can be (very) friendly, loving and wise!  Rose is as Cavoodle as they come - enthusiastic, welcoming and always ready with a smile!

If you prefer to be greeted by humans only when you come to Satori Place of Awakening, please let reception know before your arrival, and Grace and Rose will willingly wait in another room.