Dr. Funke Baffour

Head of Counselling and Support (Primary/Secondary)

Dr Funke Baffour-Awuah is one of the most renowned psychologists in the UK.

She has had a 20 year career as a lecturer, tutor and practicing psychologist working with children, young people and their families, and adults.

Dr Funke graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Psychology from Middlesex University, London. Soon after graduating she was employed as an University Lecturer and began reading for her Ph.D. However, after some time Dr Funke felt that her career needed to take a different path; as the Ph.D. program did not give her the type of clinical contact that she had desired.

Dr Funke’s change of heart led to a career in Clinical Psychology. This enabled her to work with clients therapeutically; as well as keeping her research interests alive. She graduated from the University of East London with a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology.

Dr Funke, a Consultant Clinical Psychologist, divides her time between clinical practice, training and consulting and writing books, in the UK and Ghana.

Dr Funke also holds the position as one of the Board of Directors for BUBIC, a substance misuse service for people in the community.

Dr Funke’s career has enabled her to be one of the most featured psychologists on all the main terrestrial stations in the UK. She has now become one of the most recognised psychologists on British TV. Dr Funke has been the resident psych for Big Brother UK since 2008. She has been a regular contributor to ITV’s Day Break, ITV This Morning and BBC The One show, talking about psychological issues. She also egularly appears on CNN International, giving expert advice on political and current affairs, and recently featured on TV3, Ghana giving her expert views on real life psychological issues.

Dr Funke has contributed to numerous articles for a variety of magazines and newspapers. She has written a number of books such as, Improving your Thinking; Love your Authentic Self; A Better Tomorrow; Good Monday Morning and High Risk Body Size.

Visit Dr. Funke here: http://www.drfunke.co.uk/ or make an appointment to meet her in the counsellors office fbaffour-awuah@aris.edu.gh .