About

My name is Amelia and I have been working as a Therapist for over 10 years and have gained a huge amount of experience working with clients of all genders for Individual, Group and Family Therapy. I offer retreats, talks, and workshops.

I attended a workshop led by Joy Schaverien approximately 7 years ago, which alerted me to the incredible work that both she and Nick Duffell have been doing to support ex- boarders and make the public aware of some of the negative impacts Boarding School may have on children and how this can show up in adults. I am an ex-boarder myself and through my own therapy and working alongside Nick Duffell, I have been able to fully understand how my own childhood experiences impacted me and have been able to find my own way home.

I live and work in Brighton and Hove, attend regular supervision, and have professional liability insurance. I am registered with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, and work within their ethical framework for good practice.

I have experience in both private practice and in various different settings. They include:

  • 10 years of  1:1 Therapy to individuals of all genders.

  • A Tutor on the Person-Centred Foundation Degree course at East Sussex College.

  • Delivered “Boarding School Survivors” Workshops for Online Events.

  • Working for Winston’s Wish, a charity specialising in offering bereavement support for young people and families suffering the loss of a parent.

  • Working for the NHS at the Brighton Women’s Centre, where Counselling and Psychotherapy is provided to women with mental health difficulties.

  • Facilitator of the Personal Development groups for the Post-Graduate Humanistic Psychotherapy Students at Brighton University.

  • Counsellor for women affected by sexual violence for Rape Crisis in London.

  • Counselling young people aged 16-26 at the Youth Advisory Centre in Hove.

  • Running groups for women with drug and alcohol concerns at the Oasis Project.

  • Training with  Cruse Bereavement Care  and support those bereaved by death to understand their grief and cope with their loss.


Training and Qualifications

  • Psychotherapy training with Nick Duffel working with Boarding School Survivors. 2021.

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Humanistic Counselling from Brighton University. 2011

  • Female Empowerment Model – working with Sexual abuse and violence. 2017.

  • CBT with a heart. December 2016.

  • Heartswork Certificate in Couples Counselling. December 2016.

  • Heartswork Certificate in Group work 2015

  • Cruse Certificate in Bereavement Counselling (Cruse Bereavement Care)

  • Certificate in Counselling Skills.

  • Understanding Autism Spectrum Conditions (Rachel Lowden 2014)

  • Boarding School Syndrome. Joy Shraverein. May 2016.