Welcome

Therapist in the City – About Me

My name is Claire van den Bosch. I practice as a UKCP-accredited therapist in the City, Marylebone, and from home in Whyteleafe (Surrey).  I am a qualified EMDR therapist with experience treating PTSD, complex (attachment) trauma, phobias, codependence, anger issues and addiction. I practice over Skype where appropriate or necessary. 

Are you in distress, consistently unhappy, or feeling stuck? Or alternatively are you ready to make the most of a new phase of your life? Are you looking for a therapist who will be committed to supporting you with warmth and good humour? If you answered yes to any of these, please do get in touch for a chat or to book an initial no-fee appointment.

If you’re undecided, it might help to hear what others have said about me, or to read a little more about the many different aspects of life that therapy can help with.

Therapist in the City – How I Work

I trained at the Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education (CCPE) between January 2009 and November 2014, qualifying with a postgraduate diploma in integrative psychotherapy. The Diploma is accredited by the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy, with whom I’m registered as a Full Member. Additionally, I qualified in 2019 as an EMDR therapist with the EMDR Academy.

My training has equipped me to work within humanistic, Gestalt, psychodynamic, and transpersonal frameworks, and to combine traditional talking therapy with EMDR and with body breath and movement work. I love to work creatively with the imagination and symbolism. It’s my ongoing experience that combining verbal and non-verbal work can lead to much greater transformation than words alone.

“Sorrow prepares you for joy. It violently sweeps everything out of your house, so that new joy can find space to enter. It shakes the yellow leaves from the bough of your heart, so that fresh, green leaves can grow in their place. It pulls up the rotten roots, so that new roots hidden beneath have room to grow. Whatever sorrow shakes from your heart, far better things will take their place.” Rumi