NAOS works across different disciplines. We are dedicated to the personal and professional development of pioneers and change agents within therapy, organisation development, community building, mental health and/or faith communities. 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.”

    Sofia Karakasi
  • 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 (…).

    Irini Chaviara
  •     The course started off as a professional challenge for most of us as we were introduced to new theories and practices but slowly it evolved into a personal journey which proved to be life changing for all of us.

  • The coaching sessions with Bernd Leygraf and Jaap Westerbos are a life-changing experience. The out of the box teaching methods and their humanistic approach assure exceptional results.

    Nefeli Athanasiou
  • 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.

  • "A great marriage is not when the 'perfect couple' comes together. It is when an imperfect couple learns to enjoy their differences."

    Dave Meurer
  • “To love is good, too: love being difficult. For one human being to love another: that is perhaps the most difficult of all our tasks, the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation.”

    Rainer Maria Rilke
  • “Let's continue the fantasy of finding an Other willing to carry our individuation task for us. Well, in time, that Other would grow to resent us, even though he or she was a willing signatory to the silent contract. That resentment would leak into the relationship and corrode it. No one is angrier that someone doing 'the right thing' and secretly wishing for something else.”

    James Hollis
  • “The paradox of individuation is that we best serve intimate relationship by becoming sufficiently developed in ourselves that we do not need to feed off others.”

    James Hollis
  • “Love is wanting the other to be.”

    St Augustine


Upcoming Courses

David Schnarch PhD in London

We are delighted to have David Schnarch PhD with us again for a three day Masterclass in November 2020, Central London

Advanced Diploma in Couples Therapy 2020

January 2020 – November 2020, 19 days in London

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Accreditations and Affiliations