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About Amelia

Amelia is an experienced Therapist and Tutor who has worked for many charities and organisations over the past 12 years including the NHS and Brighton University. She has specialist psychotherapy training with ex-boarders, which she undertook with Nick Duffel. She provides individual therapy, courses and workshops for ex-boarders and Therapists.

As an ex-boarder herself, she is passionate about enabling others to see beyond the “privilege" and recognise some of the impact that having early attachments broken can have on young children. She supports ex-boarders in developing their own awareness of how their schooling may have shaped them. By telling their stories, expressing their feelings and releasing any shame, they start to learn to trust themselves and others so they can step fully into healthy relationships and ways of being.

Outside of work, you’ll find her at the waters edge. in her hometown of Brighton, as she is a passionate sea swimmer. However, she prioritises parenting her three teenage daughters and relishes seeing them grow up in a city they call home.


“I have read a lot  of books about BSS, CPTSD, trauma etc so I am aware of the issues and I am part of another BS facebook group so know there is a commonality in the issues but listening to your video was the first time I have actually HEARD someone describe it so well and encapsulate it and as I said, it could have been me you were describing - so much of what you said was me - even down to the language you used - I have actually described myself in a relationship as always having one foot out of the bed, and describing that deep, profound loneliness , the hollowness and the never fitting in.  Just this week I was trying to describe to someone how it was too dangerous to allow myself to ever completely trust anyone. They were shocked and just didn’t get it.  Just hearing it articulated and understanding that it’s not me that is broken - I am a result of what I went through, just helps make sense of it. So thank you again for taking the time to make the video and for sharing it.”

“If you are looking for help in exploring the issues you have as a result of being at boarding school, I can absolutely recommend Amelia White’s boarding school awareness Course.  I have just finished this online course and can honestly say that it has been life changing. Topics covered ranged from the first day at school, survival personality formation, puberty and adolescence, self-compassion, relationships, goodbyes and lots in between.  Amelia was so incredibly caring and supportive throughout and having been to boarding school herself she brings a special authenticity to her therapy. There were so many lightbulb moments. Lots of tears too, but I am left feeling hopeful and empowered.”

"To feedback, our sessions have had such a profound impact on my sense of self. The validation I have received and the insight to my own thoughts have allowed me to realise I am deserving of self-love and I am capable to follow a course that aligns with my own goals. Ultimately this had led to a fundamental belief that I am capable of finding and achieving happiness, a belief which seemed like an illusion not so long ago. For me the first step towards this happiness is acceptance; acceptance of the past experiences that have led me to who I am today, and then realising and acknowledging that I have changed and continue to change; knowing that I am now a different person (because of our sessions) is a sense of healing I never thought I would achieve, and I now feel excited for the future because I am now developing a different relationship with myself. This is quite difficult to articulate, because this is a totally new emotional sensational that I am learning to harness.”

“I can’t put into words how wonderful Amelia was to me, and how helpful she was in a very dark time in my life. I would recommend her to anyone. KU.She changed my life, thank you Amelia”.

"You’ve been a wonderful therapeutic guide and source of insight & inspiration through this course and I’m so very grateful for you and for the group."

"Thank you so much Amelia. You’ve been awesome. I loved meeting everyone on the course. Thank you everyone for being so open and honest. It has really helped more than I can say."

"I just wanted to share… something I don’t tend to do… but I wanted to put something on here to say thank you to you Amelia. 

So, after being triggered by dropping off my daughter to Uni three years ago, having spent most of my life not giving too much thought about BS (sort of!) … but clearly it was still there in my mind….I started asking my bro about his experience of BS and then we started talking… to shorten this part of the story he found out about Amelia’s course. So we were lucky to be able to do the course together. It was truly insightful and I want to say thanks  Amelia”.

“This course is shining the spotlight onto parts of me that I’d never questioned - I’d always just accepted that I was how I was, but now I am reconsidering so many parts of my being.

Just re-watching the video - I so wish I’d had this knowledge during my last relationship - it sheds so much light on my patterns of behaviour (I tick all six of the ways of being in a relationship…..) It just would have made things so very different if I’d known that my attachment style (avoidant/anxious) was as a result of fear of abandonment and that my avoidance was a trauma response. It’s all so obvious once you know!”