Dr Ruth Henderson, DPsych, CPsychol, AFBPsS, MSc, BSc Hons

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In the past I have worked for the NHS in secondary care and specialist services, as well as at 'The Priory' in London and for other addiction charities. My main focus lies in the adult mental health arena and I have a particular interest in addictions, including alcoholism, drugs, eating disorders, and obsessive compulsive disorders.

I can offer appointments in Copthorne. With day, evenings or weekend sessions. I can work with adults, and teenagers.

Training, qualifications & experience

As a Chartered and Counselling Psychologist my qualifications include a Doctorate in Counselling Psychology (DPsych). I also have a Masters Degree, commendation, in Research Methods in Psychology and an Honours degree in Psychology.

I have Chartered and Affiliated (AFBPsS) status and registration (CPsychol) with the British Psychological Society (BPS), as well as registration with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC).

I have expertise in several psychological therapies, including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic and Person Centred. I prefer to integrate additional skills and techniques from other therapeutic discipline.

In addition, I have Accreditation with the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP).

I am fully trained in Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy and currently working towards accreditation.

I am also a BPS trained Supervisor and Expert Witness.

Until September 2014 I worked in an IAPT NHS Primary Care service as a Line Manager, Clinical Supervisor and Clinician, however I now solely work in Private Practice. This enables me to offer the clients flexibility around their diary and personal needs.

In addition, I have past experience in NHS Secondary Care Services, including Specialist services. Hospital settings (specialising in sleep problems and trauma). I also have experience working for 'The Priory' and several charities in substance misuse.

I am registered with several insurance companies, including AXA-PPP, Cigna, Aviva, Simply Health and PruHealth.

Member organisations

BABCP Ruth is Accredited with the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies.
BPS Ruth has Chartered Status and Accreditation (CPsychol) with the British Psychological Society (BPS). And on the BPS Register of Applied Practice Supervisors.
HCPC Ruth is Registered with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC).
- Ruth is also a Registered Provider for several insurance companies, including AXA-PPP, Cigna, Aviva, Simply Health and PruHealth.

Areas of counselling I deal with

  • Abuse
  • Addiction
  • Affairs and betrayals
  • Alcoholism
  • Anorexia nervosa
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Binge-eating disorder
  • Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
  • Body dysmorphic disorder
  • Bullying
  • Career
  • Compulsive hoarding
  • Depression
  • Eating disorders
  • Emotional abuse
  • Generalised anxiety disorder
  • Low self-confidence
  • Low self-esteem
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder
  • Panic disorder
  • Passive aggressive behaviour
  • Phobias
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Postnatal depression
  • Redundancy
  • Relationship issues
  • Seasonal affective disorder
  • Separation and divorce
  • Stress
  • Trauma
  • Work related stress
  • And Many Others...

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • EMDR
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy


Primary Client Group My main focus is Adults 18+.
I also work with Teenagers 15+.
Languages English Only
Disabled Access? Yes
Evening Appointments Possible? Yes
Home Visits Possible? No
Do You Accept Referrals? Yes

Dr Ruth Henderson Psychological Services

Fully accredited and with years of experience.

Helping you to get well, experience renewed energy, direction and purpose in life.

Convenient times to suit you. All in a safe environment.

The Old Stables, Unit 16, Borers Yard, Borers Arms Road, Copthorne, West Sussex, RH10 3LH
Call 07808 946491