I was born with a passion to help people find their own healing.
BA BA(Hons) MA(Clin Psych)
BA BA(Hons) MA(Clin Psych)
Director & Clinical Psychologist
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.
Karlie Sherrington is an invaluable part of the team at Satori Place of Awakening! She helps to keep the office and the diary running smoothly and on time. Coming from a background in childcare, Karlie takes challenges within her stride and is the master problem-solver administratively. She has also acquired knowledge of the Medicare system since working at Satori, and so is able to assist clients in navigating mental health care plan requirements. Personable and friendly, Karlie is well-liked by the team and clients alike!
Grace and Rose
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.