About us

In 2015 we’ve started Centrum Vaktherapie with great enthusiasm. Over the years we established inspiring partnerships with other healthcare professionals who share our vision and feel at home within our centre. Thanks to all our different backgrounds and qualities we complement each other and are able to provide a wide range of treatment opportunities and inspiring events. Since the founding of Centrum Vaktherapie, our enthusiasm continued to increase, along our personal and professional development.

You will meet all these smiling faces in our workshops!

Our goals

We strive to create a network of devoted healthcare professionals to guarantee continuity in care towards our clients. In collaboration with other organisations, such as Zuyd University for Applied Sciences, we aim to develop new healthcare modules/products and contribute to research in the field of creative therapy.

Another goal we envision is to actively contribute to the neighborhood in which our practise is located. In this we acknowledge the need of mutual dependance: nothing stands on its own.

The arts are an important starting point to facilitate this. The arts (theater, music, dance and the fine arts) have for many centuries been a way of expression and a reflection of current areas of importance in our society. At the same time our society is shaped by this expression. Through this mutual influence we give shape to reality and are at the same time formed by the same reality.

Sirik & Leonie co-owners of Centrum Vaktherapie.


Expressive Arts therapy is multi-methodical and based upon several psycho-therapeutic scholars such as: (cognitive) behavioral therapy, client-centered therapy and cognitive-neuroscience. There are also several movements and theories from the arts that influenced the shape and form of the different expressive arts therapies.

It is important to us to work evidence based. This means that the treatments we offer are up to date with the latest available best evidence research, attuned to your specific needs. The therapeutic relationship takes a central place in this.

We offer a broad range of therapy, and always create a custom tailored treatment plan and approach. We believe it is important to look at the person as a whole and not just at the disorder or problems. Instead of focusing only on reducing the problems or the symptoms you experience, we also include your body and physical state, mind, social network, history/background and philosophy in life.