Carien Brals

Our GZ psychologists

Sylvana-Koene
Josien-Schuurmans
Sjaña Holloway

Carien Brals

GZ psychologist

I’m specialized in the following issues and therapies:

Traumaprocessing
Loss and mourning
Anxiety and panic disorder
Performance anxiety
Fear of criticism
Gloomy mood and thoughts
Grinding and worrying
Depression
Insecurity and low self-esteem
Assertiveness issues
Phobia
Acting or thinking compulsively
Perfectionism
Feelings of jealousy, guilt or shame
Loosening of old patterns
Attachment issues
(Unexplained) physical issues and / or illness
High sensitivity / HSP
Stage of life issues
Adjustment issues
Social issues
Sexual difficulties
Fertility issues
Work-related issues

“What I would like to achieve in my treatment is that you become a sort of your own therapist.”

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About GZ psychologist / cognitive behavioral therapist Carien Brals

In my treatments balance is often central. This can be about the balance between work and private life, keeping control and learning to let go, or for example about the balance between thinking and feeling. By nature I am calm, analytical and with humor and less judgment I often quickly build a pleasant working relationship. In my opinion that’s something essential for good psychological treatment.

My way of working and experience

After years of working in both GGZ (mental health care) and medical psychology, I now work as an independent GZ psychologist / cognitive behavioral therapist. In my work within the GGZ, I dealt with a variety of problems. From depression to fears, phobias and trauma. And also a lot of work-related problems, such as burnout and stress, problems in dealing with colleagues or making choices in your career. My work in medical psychology was mainly focused on mourning and loss processing and learning to deal with the uncertainty of (chronic) illness.

What I would like to achieve in my treatment is that you become a sort of your own therapist. With confidence in yourself to enter things and a ‘toolbox’ with handles that you can use. Every treatment I see as a collaboration with a common goal, in which we, after making a good analysis of the problem, look for an approach that suits you. That way it becomes a tailor-made treatment. I use scientifically proven effective treatment methods such as cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment Therapy (ACT), mindfulness and EMDR.

Privacy

The General Data Protection Regulation (AVG) applies as of 25 May 2018. This means that from that date onwards, the same privacy legislation applies throughout the European Union (EU). The Personal Data Protection Act (Wbp) then no longer applies.
Here you will find my personal privacy statement, under the name GZ psycholoog Carien Brals, according to NVGZP Model Privacy Statement for independently established GZ psychologists, clinical psychologists and clinical neuropsychologists.

Quality statute

As of January 1, 2017 all providers of ‘medical GGZ (mental health care)’, i.e. generalist basic GGZ and specialized GGZ within the Health Insurance Act, are obliged to make a quality statute public. See here my approved quality statute.

BIG-registration Carien Brals: 79913308125

Carien Brals

GZ psychologist

I’m specialized in the following issues and therapies:

Traumaprocessing
Loss and mourning
Anxiety and panic disorder
Performance anxiety
Fear of criticism
Gloomy mood and thoughts
Grinding and worrying
Depression
Insecurity and low self-esteem
Assertiveness issues
Phobia
Acting or thinking compulsively
Perfectionism
Feelings of jealousy, guilt or shame
Loosening of old patterns
Attachment issues
(Unexplained) physical issues and / or illness
High sensitivity / HSP
Stage of life issues
Adjustment issues
Social issues
Sexual difficulties
Fertility issues
Work-related issues

“What I would like to achieve in my treatment is that you become a sort of your own therapist.”

Affiliated with:

 

Our GZ psychologists

Sylvana-Koene
Josien-Schuurmans
Sjaña Holloway

About GZ psychologist / cognitive behavioral therapist Carien Brals

In my treatments balance is often central. This can be about the balance between work and private life, keeping control and learning to let go, or for example about the balance between thinking and feeling. By nature I am calm, analytical and with humor and less judgment I often quickly build a pleasant working relationship. In my opinion that’s something essential for good psychological treatment.

My way of working and experience

After years of working in both GGZ (mental health care) and medical psychology, I now work as an independent GZ psychologist / cognitive behavioral therapist. In my work within the GGZ, I dealt with a variety of problems. From depression to fears, phobias and trauma. And also a lot of work-related problems, such as burnout and stress, problems in dealing with colleagues or making choices in your career. My work in medical psychology was mainly focused on mourning and loss processing and learning to deal with the uncertainty of (chronic) illness.

What I would like to achieve in my treatment is that you become a sort of your own therapist. With confidence in yourself to enter things and a ‘toolbox’ with handles that you can use. Every treatment I see as a collaboration with a common goal, in which we, after making a good analysis of the problem, look for an approach that suits you. That way it becomes a tailor-made treatment. I use scientifically proven effective treatment methods such as cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment Therapy (ACT), mindfulness and EMDR.

Privacy

The General Data Protection Regulation (AVG) applies as of 25 May 2018. This means that from that date onwards, the same privacy legislation applies throughout the European Union (EU). The Personal Data Protection Act (Wbp) then no longer applies.
Here you will find my personal privacy statement, under the name GZ psycholoog Carien Brals, according to NVGZP Model Privacy Statement for independently established GZ psychologists, clinical psychologists and clinical neuropsychologists.

Quality statute

As of January 1, 2017 all providers of ‘medical GGZ (mental health care)’, i.e. generalist basic GGZ and specialized GGZ within the Health Insurance Act, are obliged to make a quality statute public. See here my approved quality statute.

BIG-registration Carien Brals: 79913308125

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System therapy:
relationship and family therapy

Anger & misunderstanding? Sometimes you are so stuck in negative patterns that you can’t work it out together anymore

Insurance cover

What do you have to pay?

No waiting list

We offer direct availability

Blended Care

Our effective eHealth approach!

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System therapy:
relationship and family therapy

Anger & misunderstanding? Sometimes you are so stuck in negative patterns that you can’t work it out together anymore

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Wellbeing programs

We offer various wellbeing programs such as mindfulness, psychological yoga, personal training and self confidence workshops for young people

We offer various wellbeing programs such as mindfulness, psychological yoga, personal training and self confidence workshops for young people

Qualifications

Our healthcare professionals are trained in Hollands most respected counselling institutions with years of experience in the GGZ, private and charitable sectors in and around Amsterdam. In addition, they are continuously trained and retrained, which is also an obligation to keep their registrations and memberships with various professional associations.

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