Anna Maria Bendijk, AFBPS

Anna Maria Bendijk, AFBPS

Whitley Bay
Tyne And Wear
NE26

07818 604990

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Whitley Bay
Tyne And Wear
NE26

07818 604990

About me

My name is Anna and I offer assessments and counselling/therapy for individuals or couples in a friendly, non-judgemental, safe and confidential space. When you feel you need help with depression, anxiety, bereavement, health issues or other problems you can come for an initial appointment. I would like to listen and encourage you to find a way to be more open towards yourself and ultimately 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 MSC (Mindful self-compassion) Learning to be compassionate with yourself is one of the underlying values in my work as is fairness, clarity and respect.

If you have experienced work related problems I also have experience in working in occupational health and might be able to help you. 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 and Health Psychology (longer term therapies) in the NHS
  • 6 years Experience in Occupational Health as a trainer and counsellor in the Netherlands (GIMD) and NHS.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

HCPC

Fees

  • For an initial appointment £40,
  • For additional sessions £50,
  • For an 8 week course MBCT (Mindfulness based Cognitive therapy) £240,
  • For an 8 week course MSC (Mindful Self-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

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations