Afra Turner has over 25 years’ clinical and supervisory experience in the Higher Education sector. Originally qualified as a Psychodynamic Counsellor/Psychotherapist from Birkbeck University of London in 1998, she took additional training as a Cognitive Behaviour Therapist, at the University of Oxford in 2011. More recently she successfully completed her Doctorate in Psychotherapy looking at the development of therapists working in the HE sector, at Metanoia Institute.
Afra currently works in the Counselling and Mental Health Team at Kings College London, as a Senior counselling practitioner and supervisor. She also is the external clinical supervisor for student counselling practitioners at two other London University Counselling Services.
Afra currently serves as an Executive member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) University and Colleges Division and is the Chair of the UC Research special interest group. In addition, she is chair of Student Counselling Outcomes Research and Evaluation (SCORE), a practice research network (PRN) formed in 2018 by practitioners working in HE, professional body staff and HE researchers. A year ago Afra joined the UK Chapter of the Society for Psychotherapy Research (SPR) Local Committee, to collaborate on psychotherapy research events.