Daphne Chalk-Birdsall

Daphne Chalk-Birdsall

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About me

With over 10 years of experience my practice provides a quiet, safe, confidential space to unburden yourself.
I am there to listen, try to understand and to help you make sense of things.

  • I belong to the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) registered with their Council for Psychoanalysis and Jungian Analysis College
  • I belong to the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
  • I belong to The Foundation of Psychotherapy and Counselling (FPC) as a alumni member of WPF Therapy training
  • My qualifications and experience help me to attend to a wide range of difficulties including relationship issues, depression, anxiety, shame, guilt, isolation and loneliness
  • Talking about your concerns may be your first step, to make sense of something that keeps bothering you and preventing you enjoying your life

I offer weekly sessions for therapy in my own practice consulting room 3 minutes walk from Upper Street, Highbury and Islington, N1

Highbury & Islington Station access to Overground and Underground TfL links (Victoria Line)
Buses 43, 4, 271, 30, 19, 277

I also offer time limited sessions (6-12 sessions) or longer 'open ended' therapy depending on your needs.

Training, qualifications & experience

I qualified from WPF Therapy as a Pyschodynamic Counsellor and I am in private practice. I have over fourteen years experience.
I completed the Tavistock and Portman Clinic course on Understanding Trauma http://www.tavistockandportman.ac.uk/understandingtrauma
I am enjoying FutureLearn MOOC "Good brain, bad brain: basics" and Parkinson's 2014

Each year I complete at least 30 hours Continuing Profesional Development (CPD) some of which is with The Foundation for Psychotherapy and Counselling (FPC) Saturday seminar series 2014
I also attend ongoing FPC clinical practice, supervision, current awareness of new therapeutic, medical research, UKCP conferences and lectures.

BA (Hons.) English Studies - Polytechnic of North London (London metropolitan university)
Pg.Dip. (Psychodynamic Counselling) Roehamptom University
Chartered Librarian and member of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (MCILIP)

Psychodynamic Counsellor I trained at WPF Therapy (Roehampton University & BACP accredited course) part time for 5 years and qualified in 2003 at WPF (Westminster Pastoral Therapy in Kensington Square)  current address: 23 Magdalen Street, London SE1 2EN

Member of UKCouncil of Psychotherapy (UKCP) Registered 08159622

Member of The Foundation for Psychotherapy and Counselling (FPC) 2526

Member of British Council of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) 561950

Fellow of The Higher Education Academy FHEA

Chartered Librarian of The Chartered Institute of Librarians and Information Professionals since MCILIP 29017

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Trauma, guilt and shame are linked and are areas I have experience of. I
recently completed the 1 year Tavistock and Portman Clinic year course on Understanding Trauma (D18) and attended 2013 Conference on Trauma

Relationship problems with family, lovers, husbands, children, siblings and lack of relationship

I currently support CBT therapists working in NHS settings as well as students as trainee therapists for Gestalt counselling, Psychodynamic psychotherapy, play therapy, art therapy, complimentary healing therapies and mind/body specialists and may offer reduced fees depending on your income.

I support FE/HE young students in my private practice with undergraduate and postgraduate courses.
Anxiety about work, lack of work, fear of debt, redundancy and loss of income concerns.

There is space for exploring your creativity, playfulness, to change and enjoy your life.

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  • Daphne's Talking therapy


First Assessment £45

Fees by negotiation depending on your individual circumstances
£45 day time (before 5 pm) Monday and Friday

Frequency is once weekly
sessions are 50 minutes

Further information

My strength is providing a quiet, safe, confidential space to share your worries and and to move them to a place where feelings and thoughts are given their rightful space.

To work empathiclally to try & make sense of your suffering through our mutual understanding.

I have helped patients with relationship problems, identity issues and follow the BACP and UKCP revised code of ethics


and my own training organisation FPC code of ethics http://www.thefpc.org.uk/

My consulting room has a private entrance and is up a flight of stairs on the first floor

Maps & Directions

London, N1

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: no


Tuesday, Thursday pm

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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