About Me

I am a registered practitioner psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council and an accredited cognitive behaviour therapist with the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies. I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist and Chartered Scientist with, as well as an Associate Fellow of, the British Psychological Society (BPS). I am also on the BPS's Register of Applied Psychology Practice Supervisors.

I currently work as a clinical research psychologist at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (King’s College London), funded by the Biomedical Research Centre, and am a practitioner psychologist in HIV adult mental health at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. My main research interests are the role of metacognitions in chronic physical health conditions (particularly Parkinson’s disease) and procrastination.


My Qualifications

2014 (ongoing - passed upgrade from MPhil to PhD at 9 months)

PhD Psychology candidate

King’s College London, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience


Practitioner Doctorate in Counselling Psychology

London Metropolitan University


Postgraduate Practitioner Diploma in Counselling Psychology

London Metropolitan University


MSc Counselling Psychology

London Guildhall University


BSc Psychology – 2.1 (Hons.)

London Guildhall University


Professional bodies, research groups and additional awards

Chartered Counselling Psychologist, Associate Fellow, Chartered Scientist, Register of Applied Psychology Practice Supervisors

Member number: 140116

British Psychological Society

Registered Practitioner Psychologist

Member number: PYL06522

Health & Care Professions Council

Fully Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist

Member number: 110723

British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies

Good Clinical Practice

6th January 2015

National Institute for Health Research

Laptop Writing

Media and Internet Links


New Scientist article about procrastination

I contributed a couple of quotations for this article.

Researchgate Profile

This contains links to some of my research publications.

King's College London - Research Profile

This provides a brief overview of my research activities. If you click on the link below, you will have to use the search box to find me (FERNIE).

Counselling Directory - Clinical Profile

This details some of the services I provide.

Buying my self-help book for people with CFS/ME

This is a link to the Amazon page where you can buy (if you like) the book I wrote with Dr Gabrielle Murphy.

Google Scholar

Link to my publications