Amelia Boshoff CAYP Psychology

Dr. Amelia Boshoff

PsyD. QCoP. MSc CBT. PGCert. PGDip CAMHS. PGDip CT. BA Psyc Hons. BA Sc.

My Expertise

Anxiety, Trauma and reactions to events, OCD, Phobia, PTSD, Body image / Body dissatisfaction

Position

Counselling Psychologist

Age Range

12-14 years, 15-18 years, 19-25 years

Appoinment / Meeting

Online, F2F (Face to face)

Location

Head Office - Whitefield, Manchester, Westhoughton, Bolton

Email

amelia@cayp-psychology.com

Phone Number

07393 223 067

About Me

Amelia is a senior Chartered Counselling Psychologist. She has worked within mental health services for the past 19 years. She has extensive experience of working therapeutically with children; young people; their caregivers and families. She is currently employed as a Senior Psychologist within a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) in the NHS. In addition to her clinical role, she has also been working as a senior CBT Tutor and CBT supervisor on a postgraduate CBT CYP IAPT training programme. She has been a CBT tutor for more than 10 years and this role involves the development and delivery of postgraduate training in CBT and the provision of clinical supervision. Prior to qualifying as a Psychologist, Amelia was employed as a Cognitive Behaviour Psychotherapist. She was the CBT lead clinician and provided CBT clinical supervision to therapists across the Trust.

Amelia completed her Doctorate level training in Counselling Psychology through the British Psychological Society. Her training journey started in South Africa, and she completed her Honours undergraduate degree in Psychology in 1996. She moved to the UK in 1998. Amelia is very passionate about ongoing learning and development. In addition to her Doctorate training in Psychology, she has undertaken training in Child & Adolescent mental health; Cognitive Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy; Compassionate Focused Therapy; and Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy. She has also undertaken training in Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR), which is an approach that helps people recover from difficulties triggered by traumatic or distressing events in their lives. More recently Amelia completed a Research Doctorate degree at the University of Teesside. Her thesis focused on the implementation of exposure-based CBT to treat a range of anxiety difficulties.

Amelia has a kind and compassionate approach to offering therapeutic support. At the core of her practice is the creation of a therapeutic space that feels nurturing, safe, and respectful. Amelia takes great care in working collaboratively with individuals towards a shared understanding of their strengths, difficulties and unique experiences and finding ways together towards making change.

Amelia draws from several therapeutic frameworks, including CBT; Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT); EMDR; and person-centred approaches. She adapts her approach to fit with individuals’ particular needs, hopes, strengths and goals.

Amelia is a registered Practitioner Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC – PYL37123) and a Chartered member of the British Psychological Society (BPS – 423623). Amelia is also an accredited Cognitive and Behavioural Psychotherapist & an accredited CBT clinical supervisor with the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP – 091111).

Amelia can offer virtual appointments as well as face-to-face appointments from clinics in Westhoughton and Whitefield.

Professional Qualifications

  • Social Sciences (BA with Distinction)
    Rand Afrikaans University, South Africa
  • Psychology (BA with Honours)
    Rand Afrikaans University, South Africa
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Child and Adolescent Mental Health (PGDip CAMHS)
    The University of Salford
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Therapy (PGDip CT)
    GMMH, The University of Manchester
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (MSc CBT)
    The University of Bolton
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Supervision Skills (PGCert)
    GMMH, The University of Manchester
  • Counselling Psychology (QCoP)
    British Psychological Society
  • Research Doctorate in Psychology (PsyD)
    The University of Teeside