Annelies Meester (Art therapist and reintegration coach)



Annelies Meester (Vaktherapeut en re-integratiecoach)

Art Therapist and Reintegration Coach

My areas of expertise include:

  • Work-life balance
  • Career coaching
  • Stress management
  • Burnout and bore out
  • Trauma
  • Persistent Physical symptoms (PPS)

My specialization lies in guiding and treating individuals who face the risk of workforce departure or who have already made that transition. I also offer support to those undergoing second-track (tweede spoor) reintegration processes. Some individuals opt to explore new career paths voluntarily, while others are compelled to do so due to (physical) health challenges. Together, we embark on a journey of exploration to uncover new possibilities, searching for what aligns best with what feels right and is the best fit for you.

I use art techniques and methods to actively engage both the mind and the body. The body often provides surprising solutions and insights. In my approach, you are at the center because I believe that every individual already holds the answers to their life's questions within themselves. As a therapist and coach, I don't possess the answers; I simply offer my full attention, empathy, and tailor my methods to the person in front of me.

The methods I use are drawn from:

  • Creative therapy: drama and art methods
  • Career coaching
  • The 'Koersonderzoek' method by Hoogendijk
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Treatment (MBT)
  • Voice Dialogue
  • Transactional Analysis (TA)
  • Single Session Therapy (SST)

Flexible appointment scheduling is part of my approach. For some, a single session may provide the necessary guidance for independent progress, while others may find greater benefit in multiple sessions. In our first meeting, we delve into your specific questions and concerns to establish the most effective approach.

My sessions are available in Dutch and English.

Compensation may be possible through supplementary insurance; see: Additionally, employers often contribute to compensation. You can discuss this with your employer.