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Carien Lubbe Psychologist

Carien is a registered psychologist, with a strong focus on emotional wellbeing. She works with individuals who want to enhance their life by living from a more regulated state of wellbeing.

For Carien emotional wellbeing shows up in a regulated self, which is the ability to access inner resources, be present in the moment, experience a wide range of emotions, express it in a healthy functional way from a place of kindness and compassion; and function in daily life with the sense that you can deal with any challenge, but more so to live with a positive sense of future directedness and hope.

The work of Peter Levine's Somatic Experiencing® (SE™) informs the way in which Carien works. SE™ is a gentle, non-invasive approach that works with the body’s natural self-regulation system. The approach involves increasing awareness of stuck fight/flight/freeze system responses and supporting its completion.

Carien does not work with severe mental health, but works with individuals who are ready to change and move towards an enhanced sense of emotional wellbeing.

She therefore incorporates principles of Somatic Experiencing, Somatic Resilience and Regulation, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Rational-Emotive Behavior therapy, Solution focused therapy, Sandplay/ Sandwork therapy and mindfulness based approaches in her work.

24/7 Tauranga crisis hotline 0800 800 508

For emergencies please contact the Mental Health Crisis hotline on free call or text 1737

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