Dr Alan Hebben-Wadey, BSc (hons), MSc, DClinPsy, CPsychol
Thank you for taking the time to consider my profile. I am an experienced Clinical Psychologist who offers a warm, emphatic and confidential service for adults and couples experiencing a broad range of issues and psychological difficulties. I am fully insured, registered with the Health & Care Professions Council and Chartered by the British Psychological Society. I received my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from University College London and have been working in the field of mental health for over ten years both in the NHS and private sector. I currently work as a Highly Specialist Senior Clinical Psychologist in the NHS as well as private practice.
There are many reasons why people turn to talking therapy for support. You may be struggling with life changes, work stress, bereavements or losses; or perhaps you are confronting problems such as depression, anxiety, OCD, trauma, phobias, relationship difficulties, or living with a long term illness. Whatever your concern you can expect a to receive a warm, compassionate, honest, genuine and professional response from me at all times.
There are many types of therapist out there and it can be confusing deciding on who to trust with your most personal concerns. As a Clinical Psychologist I have received among the best training in mental health difficulties available in the UK and the term "psychologist" is the only talking therapist title protected in law in order to ensure that only the highest standards of practice are maintained. By meeting with a psychologist you can be assured that the support and care you receive is exceptional.
Similarly, in terms of therapies there a dizzying array of therapies out there, but only a core group that are underpinned by scientific evidence. As a result of my training and experience and as a matter of professional and ethical values I only practice using evidence-based, NICE approved therapies. That means you will only receive treatment that has been proven to be effective and delivered by an expert in the field.
I offer appointments on weekday evenings in a dedicated consulting room in the Meads area of Eastbourne with good parking and excellent bus links.
Training, qualifications & experience
TRAINING & QUALIFICATIONS
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) (2016)
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) (2015)
Mentalisation-Based Therapy for the treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder (2012)
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy) (2011), University College London
MSc Health Psychology (2005), University of Sussex
BSc (Hons) Experimental Psychology (2003), University of Sussex
I have over 10 years experience working in mental health, delivering therapy to adults and children. I currently work as a Senior Clinical Psychologist in the NHS as well as private practice, working in a variety of settings.
I am highly involved in the teaching and training of clinical psychologists, providing mentoring of trainee psychologists , lecturing at a number of local universities and institutions and on the selection panel for Clinical Psychology doctoral training courses. In addition I offer consultation and specialist training to a range of medical professionals in the psychological management of people with both physical and mental health difficulties.
In addition I regularly supervise the practice of mental health professionals including Clinical Psychologists and psychotherapists.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Long term health conditions, especially cardiac problems, neurological problems (MS, Parkinson's, epilepsy), diabetes, dermatological conditions, respiratory disorders
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
Individuals (50 minutes): £80
Couples (50 minutes): £90
I offer reduced rate sessions depending on circumstances.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings
Types of client
Supervision & training
I am an experienced supervisor, with BPS recognised training in the supervision of mental health professionals.