Daphne Chalk-Birdsall

Daphne Chalk-Birdsall

15-23 St. Pancras Way


07817 631185

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About me

Online Therapy due to COVID 19. I have 20 years of experience in my private practice that 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, in depth, 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 private hire room in The Gestalt Centre, 15-23 St. Pancras Way, London, NW1 0PT on Thursday and in my Private Practice, Broadstairs, Kent Monday am or Friday am

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

The Gestalt Couples and Relationship Course 2019-2020

Debbie Winterbourne's Level 1 Couples Counselling Course 2019

Training, qualifications & experience

I qualified from WPF Therapy as a Pyschodynamic Counsellor and I am in private practice. I have over twenty years experience.

I was successfully re-accredited by UKCP in February 2018.

I completed the Tavistock and Portman Clinic year course on Understanding Trauma http://www.tavistockandportman.ac.uk/understandingtrauma
I am enjoy FutureLearn MOOC e.g. "Good brain, bad brain: basics" and BACP online CPD courses.

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 2019-2020
I attend ongoing FPC clinical practice, supervision, current awareness of new therapeutic, medical research, UKCP conferences and lectures. http://www.thefpc.org.uk/home
I was a member of the FPC Members Support Committee

FPC annual conference 2016

ATSAC annual conference 2018

Gestalt Centre Certificate Couples and Relationship Counselling September 2019 - ongoing

BA (Hons.) English Studies - Polytechnic of North London (London metropolitan university)
Pg.Dip. (Psychodynamic Counselling) Roehamptom University

Previously a Chartered Librarian and member of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (MCILIP). I worked in London HE for many years.

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

Member of UK Council 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 2007 (Accredited Practitioner in ILThe 2002)
SEDA qualifications 2017 leading to MA LThe
Chartered Librarian of The Chartered Institute of Librarians and Information Professionals since 1972 - 2016 MCILIP 29017 (London University, Senate House Library and London Metropolitan University

The Gestalt Couples and Relationship Course 2019-2020

Debbie Winterbourne's Level 1 Couples Counselling Course 2019

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Online therapy due to COVID 19

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.

London Metropolitan University MA LThe 2016-17.

Embedding Learning Technologies (SEDA)
Applying Learning Technologies (SEDA)

Addiction and compulsivity is also an area of interest I attended the ATSAC Annual Conference 2018

Introduction to Couples Counselling with Debbie Winterbourne 2019

The Gestalt Centre Couples and Relationship Counselling 2019-2020

Foundation for Psychotherapy and Counselling CPD series and AGM 2020


Fees by negotiation depending on your individual circumstances
Reduced fees for NHS workers

Frequency is once weekly or twice 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 empathically to try & make sense of your suffering through our mutual understanding.

FPC Members abide by the code of ethics and professional standards defined by the three major accrediting organisations – the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC), British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and United Kingdom of Counselling & Psychotherapy (UKCP).

I was on the Foundation for Psychotherapy and Counselling - Members Support Committee 2014-17

Maps & Directions

London, NW1 0PT
Broadstairs, CT10

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: no


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access: Yes

Gestalt Centre and Broadstairs have no stairs


Online only due to COVID 19

Kent - Monday and Friday AM

London - Thursdays

Types of client

Young people
Older adults