Welcome

Therapist in Marylebone – About Me

My name is Claire van den Bosch. I practice as a UKCP-accredited therapist in Marylebone, Paddington, the City, and Whyteleafe (Surrey). Increasingly I also 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? 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 Marylebone – 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.

My training has fully equipped me to work within humanistic, Gestalt, psychodynamic, and transpersonal frameworks, and to combine traditional talking therapy with body breath and movement work. I use a wide range of creative imagination tools including sand-tray and dream work. It’s my repeated experience that combining verbal and non-verbal work can lead to much greater understanding – and growth – 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