Elspeth Darley

Dr in Counselling Psychology

About Me

Elspeth has a doctorate in counselling psychology and specialises in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Cognitive Analytic Therapy: a therapeutic method based on the idea that our early life experiences influence the way we relate to other people and how we treat ourselves. She is also trained in and practices Couples’ Counselling, person-centred counselling, and psychodynamic psychotherapy. All these therapeutic approaches are integrated into her practice to ensure you receive personalised treatment for whatever you want support with.

Elspeth is highly trained in working with all eating disorder diagnoses and disordered eating presentations. She works in an NHS Adult Eating Disorder Service and is experienced in working closely with medical professionals in providing specialised care.

Elspeth takes a holistic approach to therapy, drawing on her research interests in integrating spirituality and religious beliefs into therapy and treatment plans.

More recently, Elspeth has undergone certification in psychodynamic Couples’ Counselling from Tavistock Relationships. This enhances her understanding of complex relational dynamics that include experience in offering family work.

At the outset of therapy, Elspeth provides a psychological assessment to help you make informed choices about the type of support you want.

Specialist Areas

Eating Disorders & disordered eating

Mood & Anxiety Disorders

Personality Disorders

Relationship problems

Religion & Spirituality

Academic Qualifications

Certificate in Clinical Supervision with Confidence (University of East Anglia)

Certificate in the Study of Couples’ Counselling (Tavistock Relationships)

Certificate in CBT-E for Eating Disorders (University of Oxford - CREDO)

Professional Doctorate Counselling Psychology (University of East London)

MSc Psychology (University of East London)

MPhil Theology (University of Cambridge)

BSc Hons Theology (King’s College London)

Professional Memberships

British Psychological Society Membership 682499


Health and Care Professions Council Membership PYL039518


Languages spoken



Wednesdays 5pm to 10pm

Fees and Medical Insurance Recognition

Assessment: £120 (including assessment letter and GP letter where necessary)

Follow-up sessions: £110-£140 (fees to be agreed during assessment)