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Carien Lubbe-De Beer | Psychologist - Relationship counselling

200 Lakes Boulevard
3112 Tauranga

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As a psychologist and relationship counsellor I am excited by the possibility that therapy can foster hope, promote inner healing and enable a sense of enhanced well-being for individuals and couples.


When life gets too much, or you’re concerned about your relationship or a whanau member that you love, then therapy might be an option.


It gives me great joy to work from a solution focused perspective, where the focus is on strengths and resources to support new options and strategies. 


Types of issues I can help with include infidelity, autonomy, divorce, intimacy issues, jealousy, relationship anxiety, relationship fights.



A safe, supportive and nurturing space

The aim of therapy for me is to create a safe, supportive and nurturing space where individuals and couples can heal, connect with their inner selves and ultimately live more optimal and meaningful lives and relationships.


 I incorporate various modalities as it suits the client and context e.g. person centered, gestalt, transactional analysis, cognitive behaviour therapy, solution-focused brief therapy, mindfulness, somatic experiencing and so forth.


I hold a PhD in Educational Psychology and was a professor at the University of Pretoria before moving to New Zealand. I am a registered psychologist with the New Zealand Board for Psychologists.


Qualifications and registrations




Education / Qualifications

  • 2005        Ph.D. in Educational Psychology, University of Pretoria, South Africa 
  • 1999        Master in Educational Psychology (MEd), University of Pretoria, South Africa
  • 1997        Bachelor in Psychology (BEd), University of Pretoria, South Africa (cum laude)
  • 1993        Bachelor of Arts (BA Ed School guidance), University of Pretoria, South Africa (cum laude)



Other workshops and trainings

  • 2019: Somatic Experiencing for Trauma Level I/II (SE Australia) 
  • 2019: Therapeutic Toolbox (Dr Karen Treisman)


  • 2018: Solution Focused Brief Therapy
  • 2018: Anxiety (Dr Karen Young)
  • 2018: Lego Based Therapy approaches
  • 2018: Occupational coaching
  • 2018: Solution Focused Brief Therapy: 101 questions (5 modules)


  • 2017: Positive Psychology Practitioners Toolkit (3 modules)
  • 2017: The learning brain
  • 2017: Wellbeing and Resilience:  Positive Psychology & Positive Education
  • 2017: Resistant & Reluctant clients (10 modules)




  • Face to face/ Online: $150 (session = 50-55min) 



  • Face to face/ Online : $200 (session = 80-90min)

Practical info

Opleidingen: PhD in Educational Psychology
Beroepsvereniging: Registered psychologist with the New Zealand Board for Psychologists


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