Dr Ruth Telfer
I am a Clinical psychologist and a Clinical Neuropsychologist with over 25 years experience in the NHS (community/mental health & physical health) and further experience in other private and charitable settings. As a psychological therapist I have been trained in a number of therapeutic approaches.
In all of my work I aim to assist people to utilise their strengths, resilience and resources in order to cope with crisis, conflicts and change.
I have had particular experience in helping people to manage severe mental health issues, addiction and trauma, and during much of my career I have worked with survivors of stroke, brain injury and assisting people and their families to live with long term neurological conditions.
I have had the privilege of working extensively with multidisciplinary rehabilitation teams helping people who have complex neurological conditions, who are recovering from injury, and who are coping with disability.
I also have a background in Occupational Psychology and have worked in Occupational Health and with rehabilitation of people returning to work after illness, stress or injury.
I have experience of managing, leading and developing a psychological service in the NHS, lecturing at Universities and have frequently offered training to staff and charities regarding many aspects of psychological motivation, health adjustment issues, how the brain works, rehabilitation, psychological distress, and recovery.
My experience has shown me that through working together and collaboratively, drawing on the strengths and ideas of all concerned, workable solutions and helpful and hopeful goals for the future can be achieved.