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Anna Bendijk

Psychology@thecoast is a service in North Tyneside, designed to provide mindfulness & compassion courses for groups or individuals, and individual counselling. I am Anna, I studied to become a Counselling Psychologist and worked in the NHS for 10 years as a Psychologist and Supervisor. Now I work as a trainer, supervisor and Counsellor. I trained in individual and family therapy and facilitated many training and education sessions in organisations from an occupational health perspective. Health psychology in all its facets and work related problems are particular concerns of mine and so are experiences of trauma, depression and anxiety.

Since starting practicing mindfulness in 2010 and later self-compassion I have personally found this very beneficial and nourishing. Therefore I feel passionate to teach others in these methods so they too can experience its benefits. As a counsellor I work integrative, this means drawing on different models as well as on the understanding and practices of mindfulness & compassion.


I adhere to the UK Network for Mindfulness-Based Teachers Good practice guidelines for teaching mindfulness-based courses. As a Counsellor I also adhere to professional guidelines including: the British Psychological Society (BPS) Generic Professional Practice Guidelines, and the BPS Code of Ethics and Conduct.