is a friendly, experienced and committed Chartered Clinical Psychologist specialising in promoting the emotional well being and mental health of children and young people using the best evidence-based approaches. She has a particular interest in working with young people struggling with anxiety and supporting parents of children who are anxious.
Dr Telford completed a comprehensive training including a doctoral training in Clinical Psychology from the University of Surrey in 2007. She has over nine years of experience of working within NHS CAMHS settings, working with children with severe, complex and enduring mental health needs. For five of these years she worked as a Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist developing and delivering local services to Children and Young People with OCD. She has extensive experience of working within a range of therapeutic models including cognitive behavioural, systemic and psychodynamic approaches on both an individual and group basis. She is also a CORC accredited supervisor and has extensive experience of providing supervision and consultation to other mental health professionals including other Clinical Psychologists, Trainee Clinical Psychologists, Counsellors and Nurse Practitioners. She has also worked closely with partner agencies including local charities, schools, GPs, hospitals, paediatricians and social workers. Dr Telford adheres to the ethical standards of practice outlined by the British Psychological Society of which she is a Chartered Member. She is also registered with the Health Care Professions Council. She has full indemnity insurance and DBS clearance to work with children. She is registered with a number of medical insurers, including AXA-PPP and Cigna Healthcare.