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School of Health and Society

Dr India Amos

Lecturer in Counselling and Psychotherapy


I joined the University of Salford in June 2017 as a Lecturer in Counselling and Psychotherapy. Prior to that I lectured on the Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology at The University of Manchester. I am a HCPC Counselling Psychologist. My clinical work has predominantly been in acute psychiatric settings. I have also worked extensively with people living with eating disorders and people living with HIV. I have a passion for qualitative research methodologies. I am interested in how we can engage individuals in an embodied way with research findings to aid deeper empathic understanding of human experience.


I currently teach on the BSc Counselling & Psychotherapy (Professional Practice) and the MSc Counselling & Psychotherapy.

Teaching interests:

  • qualitative research methods
  • mental health
  • counselling and psychotherapy theory and practice
  • cognitive behavioural therapy
  • ethics

Research Interests

My research interests include:

  • Sudden transformational change experiences
  • Scientist-practitioner and reflexive-practitioner training models
  • Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis
  • Embodied Enquiry
  • Arts based representation in qualitative research

Qualifications and Memberships

  • Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) Registered Counselling Psychologist
  • Chartered member of the British Psychological Society (BPS)


Amos, I. (2017) Therapeutic Beginnings, In Feltham. C., Hanley, T., & Winter, L.A. (Eds) The Sage Handbook of Counselling and Psychotherapy. London: Sage

Amos, I & Hanley, T. (in press) The Scientist-Practitioner Model & Reflexive Practitioner Model, In Galbraith, V. (Ed) Topics in Applied Psychology: Counselling Psychology. London: Routledge.

Amos, I. (2016) Interpretative phenomenological analysis and embodied interpretation: Integrating methods to find the ‘words that work’. Counselling and Psychotherapy Research. 16(4), 307–317.

Amos, I. (2015) What is known about the posttraumatic growth experiences among people diagnosed with HIV/AIDS? A systematic review and thematic synthesis of the qualitative literature Counselling Psychology Review,30(3)