Fern Young

Forensic Psychologist

Fern Young is a Chartered Forensic Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS). 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.

Professional Registrations & Memberships

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