Anna Maria Bendijk, Chartered Counselling Psychologist, associate fellow of BPS

Anna Maria Bendijk, Chartered Counselling Psychologist, associate fellow of BPS

Whitley Bay
Tyne And Wear

07818 604990

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Whitley Bay
Tyne And Wear

07818 604990

About me

My name is Anna and I offer assessments and psychotherapy for individuals or couples in a friendly, non-judgemental, safe and confidential space. Learning to be compassionate with your-self is one of the underlying values in the approach I use. As a therapist I would like to listen and encourage you to find a way to be more open towards yourself and to become more authentic. I have experience with different models, e.g. CBT, psychodynamic therapy and systemic therapy and I practice meditation and mindfulness and also teach MBCT (mindfulness based cognitive therapy) and MBC (Mindfulness based Compassion).

If you have experienced work related problems or have been subject to bullying I have experience in working in occupational health and might be able to help you. I might also be able to help with family or couple issues, depression, anxiety and trauma. I work in an integrative way and use different models according to your needs and situation.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Solution focussed therapy
  • Narrative and systemic therapy (Certificate from Northumbria University and University of Amsterdam)
  • Doctorate in Counselling Psychology (CBT, Psychodynamic and integrative (Transactional Analysis))
  • Currently on the teacher trainer pathway to become accredited mindfulness based teacher
  • 10 years Experience in primary care longer term therapies in the NHS and Health Psychology in the NHS (e.g. medically unexplained illness)
  • 6 years Experience in Occupational Health as a trainer and counsellor in the Netherlands (GIMD) and NHS.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited



  • For an initial appointment £25,
  • For additional sessions £50,
  • For an 8 week course MBCT (Mindfulness based Cognitive therapy)£240,
  • For an 8 week course MBC (Mindfulness based Compassion) £240,

Maps & Directions

Whitley Bay, NE26

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: Dutch, German


You can contact me by email I will respond between 8.00and 18.00 Mo, Tu, We and Thu

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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