CORONAVIRUS UPDATE – In line with government guidelines most of our courses will soon be taking place face-to-face again. Our therapy and supervision arrangements will be offered face-to-face and electronically.

NAOS works across different disciplines. We are dedicated to support the personal and professional developments of pioneers and change agents within therapy, organisation development, community building, mental health and within faith communities. We aim to be inclusive in all we do.  We offer three pathways:



NAOS provides a variety of high impact courses ranging from one-day introductory programmes to longer-term nationally accredited vocational trainings. All courses are intended for personal and professional growth and leadership development.

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Therapy and Supervision

NAOS offers support to individuals and couples through counselling, therapy, supervision, psychosexual and couples therapy and mental health assessments. We integrate many theoretical approaches into one cohesive, relational way of working.


Organisations and Communities

NAOS focuses on the development of commercial and non-profit organisations and communities. We deliver sustainable, creative and transformational responses to all kinds of problems, including conflicts, leadership issues and transitional periods.

  • “Bernd is a very talented professional who creates a mandate for change by his own personal example. The experience of the training weekends we had with Bernd has gone beyond the sphere of training lectures. (…) His humor and optimistic view of life create an even stronger professional image and make him approachable and highly effective in what he does.”

  • Bernd and Jaap had a significant impact on me both as a professional as well as an individual, approaching my learning experience with sensitivity, compassion and a smile, virtually holding my hand throughout the process. Being very different from each other and complementary at the same time, they form a powerful duo (…).

  •     By far the most comprehensive, valuable training I have experienced. Hugely beneficial to my practice. NAOS is professional, the tutors are exceptional, the venue is delightful.

    Student 2020
  • Bernd is the perfect blend of a supportive yet challenging tutor, his humorous nature allows him to gently prod me to take those risks necessary for growth. He is a very relational and interactive teacher and an expert at merging theory with practice. My experiences as his student are embedded for life!

    Student 2020
  • There are really very few moments of epiphany that one has the fortune to experience in his life. This course provided everyone with at least one such a-ha moment. And it turned a bunch of individuals into one cohesive group. These two are more than anyone the one could expect from any course. It was worth both the time and the money.

  • "Captivating, enriching, empowering, insightful and should be mandatory training for every therapist!  Excellent course, excellent tutors, a wondrous experience that has been truly life altering. I know I now have so much more to offer my clients and I now feel more able to do so. I am deeply grateful to NAOS for all their support and for providing such a profound opportunity for personal and professional growth and transformation."

    Student 2019
  • "Bernd is warm, irreverent, brave, experienced, shaped by grit, free."

    Student 2019
  • "NAOS is a centre of excellence and brings together excellent people to learn and grow with."

    Student 2019
  • "The teaching staff form a well-integrated network of clinicians who seem to have worked together and formed an approach to the work that I was very interested to learn about."

    Student 2019
  • "A brilliant day facilitated by Bernd. Experiential work hugely beneficial and insightful."

    Student 2017


Upcoming Courses

6 Days Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Sexology

We are now accepting applicants for this new 6 days course. Fully online, by Zoom. 15-17 February and 22-24 March 2022, 2 blocks of three days. For more information, click here.

11 days Certificate in Clinical and Training Supervision

An 11-day Intensive in clinical supervision with particular attention to supervising those still in training. Working within an integrative theoretical frame this training integrates supervision of generic practice with that of psychosexual and relationship therapy11 days – Online, via Zoom. 75 hours CPD, starting 28 Feb 2022. More information, click here

Accreditations and Affiliations