Fern Young is in the final stage of her training to become a Chartered Forensic Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS) which she hopes to complete this summer. Fern has worked in a variety of settings including Her Majesty’s Prison Service, the National Health Service and Private Forensic and Mental Health Care Settings. Her most recent role has been within a specialist mental health service run by the Priory Group during which she has worked with a range of severe and enduring mental health issues including: Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder (Borderline Personality Disorder), Eating Disorders, Psychosis, Anxiety and mood-related Disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and complex trauma.
Main Therapeutic Approaches
Fern prioritises working collaboratively with her clients and uses both a compassion-focused and integrative approach. She is also skilled in undertaking clinical and risk-based assessment.
She is experienced in using a number of therapeutic approaches drawing on a variety of psychological models such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), compassion-focussed therapy (CFT) and acceptance and commitment therapy approaches (ACT). She is also trained in Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) and has worked within a DBT team specialising in working with women with Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder and complex trauma.
Fern’s other professional interests include the implementation and benefits of Animal Assisted Therapy and is a registered PAT dog owner of Napoleon the golden retriever.
Fern is clinically supervised by three qualified psychologists specialising in a range of areas appropriate to her work with different client groups.
British Psychological Society Chartership Route Stage 2 (January 2015 – due to complete mid 2021)
MSc Forensic Psychology University of Gloucestershire (2009 – 2011)
BSc Psychology Cardiff University (2004 to 2009)
Professional Registrations & Memberships:
British Psychological Society (BPS)
BPS – Division of Forensic Psychology
For more information on starting therapy with Serendipity Psychology, and to book a consultation with Fern Young please contact Serendipity Psychology today. Whether you’re looking for individual therapy, couples therapy or family therapy, Serendipity Psychology can assist you today, offering online and face-to-face therapy.