Rupert Turner

Lead Addiction Therapist


Rupert Turner is the lead addiction therapist at Priory Hospital Woking. Here, he provides one-to-one and group therapy to inpatients and outpatients.

He works with a person-centred approach, which means that his focus is on an empathic and attuned connection with clients. Rather than providing answers or advice, ultimately Rupert sees his job as creating a safe space and relationship that offers the client the clarity and compassion to find the answers that are right for them.


Rupert has been working in addiction treatment for over nine years and knows that trauma often plays a role in many mental health issues, including addiction. He is trained as a somatic experiencing practitioner, meaning he works with clients to help with the physical embodiment of their trauma, as well as the mental and emotional. This includes helping clients to feel safe and resourced within their own bodies, and in the therapeutic relationship, to allow clients to begin to process their traumatic experiences while working with their co-occurring mental health issues.


  • BA (Hons) Counselling, University of Greenwich, 2016
  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, Level 4, Guildford College, 2015
  • Diploma in Trauma Therapy, NAOS, 2018
  • Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, SOSI, 2018