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

Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 3LH

About me

Just the fast pace of life can be enough sometimes to cause even the most competent person to struggle or feel like they are unable to cope.

As a Chartered and HCPC-registered Counselling Psychologist I can tailor different therapies to suit your individual needs or work predominantly in one domain, for example, CBT. I offer a safe space to explore and work through problems towards resolve. I teach additional coping strategies, new perspective, self-awareness, to enable you to work towards reaching your full potential.

I have seen many people get well and experience renewed energy, direction and purpose in life. My expertise includes CBT, psychodynamic, person centred, Eye Movement Desensitisaion Reprocessing (EMDR).

I work with low mood, depression, anxiety, traumas and trauma related problems (including PTSD and phobias), OCD, addictions, work stress, relationship difficulties and many mental health issues.

I can offer appointments in Copthorne during the week day and some early evenings. I can work with adults, and teenagers from 15 years plus.

Training, qualifications & experience

As a Chartered and Counselling Psychologist my qualification include a Doctorate in Counselling Psychology (DPsych). I have Chartered Status, affiliation and Accrediation (CPsychol) with the British Psychological Society (BPS). In addition to Accreditation with the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) and registration with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC). I also have a MSc in Research Methods in Psychology and a BSc Hons in Psychology.

I work solely work in Private Practice, which 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.

As well as expertise in Cognive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and other therapies, I am an accredited EMDR therapist and a regional committee member of the EMDR Association UK and Europe. I am also a BPS trained Expert Witness and Clinical Supervisor. I am registered with several insurance companies, including AXA-PPP, BUPA, Cigna, Aviva and PruHealth to name a few.

Member organisations


British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies

The BABCP is the lead organisation for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the UK.

Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the practice, theory or development of CBT. BABCP also provides accreditation for CBT therapists.

BABCP accredited members adhere to the Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics in the Practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, and are willing to be scrutinised in this adherence as required.

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Couples counselling
  • EMDR
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy


The first session is an assessment and lasts up to 90 minutes and costs £200 for private individuals. Sesssions thereafter are 50 minutes and costs £125 for private individuals. For insurance companies duration and costs vary. For reports, the price is on an individual basis, as it depends on the nature of the report and depth of information required.

The Old Stables
16 Borers Yard
Borers Arms Road
West Sussex
RH10 3LH

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified


Week days and some evenings.

Types of client

Young people


I am a BPS trained and registered Supervisor.

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

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