Boitumelo Boikhutso is the founder and Managing Director of Boitshoko Consulting and a registered counsellor with the HPCSA specialising in trauma. Having obtained her Bachelor of Psychology (B Psych Hons) degree at Midrand Graduate Institute, now known as Pearson Institute of Higher Education. Also, she is registered with BHF in private practice with Suedewellness as their resident Counsellor.
From a young age, she has always been attuned to the people around her, their behaviour patterns, and their well-being. A true part of her nature that she would say makes her highly effective at her work, which was supplemented greatly by her tertiary studies.
She has found herself working in different spaces over the years such as Leeukop Prison, African Leadership Academy, Teddy Bear Clinic for abused women and children. She has worked for the leading Employee Assistant Programme (EAP) companies as a Clinician, Group Trauma Consultant and a few years later working as an affiliate where she assists organisations by providing their clients with training, workshops, and clinical and strategic interventions. Working from a bio-psycho-social perspective, she believes that this allows for a broader way of tackling issues and creating insight and awareness to helping people lead better lives.
Her business, Boitshoko Consulting has worked with clients such as Anglo-America/ Technoserve, where they provided psycho-social programmes for BA and PC’s of the different mining communities. Graca Machel Trust, where they provide employees a support programme for the staff. PwC where they provide psycho-educational training and development programmes. Hannover re, where they ran a GBV (Gender-Based Violence) workshops for the staff. Old Mutual, where they assisted with mental health and wellness training for some of their government subsidiaries. They are currently in partnership with Healthi Choices (EAP company) where Boitshoko assists in providing training for their clients.
Boitumelo with a colleague of hers, started a mental health and wellness show called “Head Space with BBM” on Mix FM 93.8, which aired every second Monday of each month for five years, giving her experience and exposure in radio broadcasting as well as psycho-educating in this space. She has appeared on TV shows such as Vusaseki (SABC 2) Motswako (SABC 2) Raising Babies (SABC 2) Talk S.A. (SABC 2), Let’s Talk Papgeld (Moja Love – DSTV Channel 157). She has also done work with Penny Lebyane on Khaya Fm 95.9’s influential Fridays, talking about “adulting” from youth and psychological perspective. She has also appeared in the news broadcasting spaces (New Room Africa and Channel Africa) Where she spoke on psychological impacts as well as the importance of mental health. She was the co-host on “The born free podcast” for two years, where different life issues were discussed and unpacked from a youth perspective.
She states: “I truly enjoy helping people communities and organisations better themselves and those around them. By building a psycho-educated and aware South Africa we help build this nation.”
Who We Are And What We Do
Boitshoko Consulting was birthed out of the need to help organizations incorporate employee wellness and mental health awareness into company cultures and productivity strategies.
Through its tailor made training and workshops for each client. Boitshoko consulting is motivated to alleviate the effects of issues that may transpire in the work environment through training as well as psych-education.
Boitshoko Consulting is focused on the training and employee development side of a business. We render serveries with regards to psycho-educating organizations through consulting, workshops, training, interventions, and emotional impact sessions with individuals or groups.
Boitshoko Consulting maintains a minimal company profile primarily because we are not a full service company. Our focus is on high quality, high impact work with our clients. We ensure the highest ethical standards informed by our experience in Trauma Counselling and guidelines provided by the HPCSA.
We are a young, energetic and vibrant company with an enthusiasm towards change in the workplace and society. We bring the human element into engagements with everyone in different workspaces. Our goal is to help enable skill sets such as work life balance, healthy inter-personal relationships, conflict management and resolution.
Guiding the journey into insight and awareness through psycho-education and a variety of soft skills related Training.
To be the service provider of choice for organizations wishing to improve their work environments, thereby improving employee wellness which will naturally translates into improved productivity and profitability for these organizations.