real healing happens between people

Jaap Westerbos Therapy North London

About me

My name may have told you that I grew up in the Netherlands where I spent my childhood and went to University. I lived for 5 years in the USA. From 2007 I have studied and worked in London. My personal journey has been an ongoing exploration of the human condition and the search to make meaning out of life, no matter how difficulty and challenging this can be. At the core of my search is the unique mystery of each individual.
I see clients in private practice in Ealing. I work in English and Dutch.

I received my primary training from Thale Bout, one of the first successful personal development trainers in the Netherlands. I published a book in collaboration with him: World Wide We (2004). From the 90’s onwards I studied Buddhism for three years. I followed trainings in different forms of therapy: Psychosexual, Relationships, Gestalt, Arts, Transpersonal and Relational CBT.
My approach is Integrative. My style is inter-active.

I have a B.A. in Cultural Anthropology and in Religious Studies. I am an accredited Interfaith Minister. Next to this I am an NCP accredited therapist, a COSRT accredited psychosexual and relationship therapist and a member of AHPP.

Projects and Positions
My professional experience includes working in private practice and both statutory and voluntary organisations. I am also an experienced organisation consultant.
I am co-founder of NAOS, a training institute, which trains group facilitators, executive coaches, therapists and supervisors.
I am author of two books: The Tao of Mashed Potatoes (1999) and World Wide We (2004).

From £70 upwards; fees for sessions at the end of day or in the weekend are higher; £75 – £85. Sessions last 60 minutes. Some reduced fee places available.