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Dr Daphne Josselin

Lecturer in Counselling Psychology

School of Arts and Social Sciences, Department of Psychology

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Dr Daphne Josselin is a Registered Counselling Psychologist, chartered with the British Psychological Society. She works as a lecturer, tutor and research supervisor on the Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology.

Daphne spent many years working as a lecturer in International Relations at the London School of Economics (LSE). She then completed her psychology training as a mature student, first at UCL's Institute of Education where she gained a Master’s degree in Child Development, and then in City’s doctoral programme.

A native French speaker and long-time Londoner, Daphne works in both English and French in her North London practice, where she sees adults and adolescents.


  1. DPsych in Counselling Psychology, City, University of London, United Kingdom
  2. MSc in Child Development, UCL Institute of Education, United Kingdom
  3. PhD in International Relations, London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom


  1. Lecturer in Counselling Psychology, City, University of London, 2015 – present
  2. Visiting Lecturer and Research Supervisor, City, University of London, 2013 – 2015
  3. Associate Lecturer in Psychology, Open University, 2010 – 2015
  4. Lecturer in International Relations, London School of Economics and Political Science, 1996 – 2010


Daphne’s research interests include the construction of meaning around severe emotional and behavioural difficulties, and the use of pluralistic qualitative approaches in counselling psychology research. She draws on a range of qualitative approaches, especially phenomenological and narrative, and is particularly interested in work exploring self-harm and obsessionality.


Journal articles (2)

  1. Josselin, D. and Willig, C. (2015). Making sense of self-injury: A pluralistic case-study. British Psychological Society, Counselling Psychology Section: Counselling Psychology Review, 30(4), pp. 5–15.
  2. Josselin, D. and Willig, C. (2014). Layering the wounded self: Using a pluralistic qualitative approach to explore meaning-making around self-injury. QMiP Bulletin, 17(Spring).


Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology

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