Dr Alan Hebben-Wadey

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BSc (hons), MSc, DClinPsy, CPsychol
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN20
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Thank you for taking the time to consider my profile. I am an experienced Clinical Psychologist who offers a warm, empathetic 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 since 2006 both in the NHS and private sector. I currently work as a Clinical and Academic Tutor, helping train the next generation of Clinical Psychologists, alongside my 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 Mondays and Tuesdays daytime and evenings in a dedicated consulting room in the Old Town area of Eastbourne with good parking and bus links. I also offer online therapy via Zoom.

Training, qualifications & experience


  • Emotion Focused Therapy (2023)
  • Advanced Skills in Compassion Focused Therapy (2019)
  • Specialist Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (2018)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) (2016)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) (2015)
  • 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 am an experienced Clinical Psychologist and expert in the treatment of psychological distress

​Over my career I have built and led a number of clinical services within the NHS, managed a thriving independent practice and supervised the clinical work of fellow mental health professionals.

I am a skilled teacher and trainer, with higher education teaching qualifications and with many years' experience developing the skills of medical professionals and mental health professionals to better understand and work with mental health issues.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

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Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.

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


£100.00 - £130.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Axa Health
  • Health Assured
  • Vitality
  • WPA

Additional information

Individuals (50 minutes): £120

Couples (50 minutes): £130

I offer reduced rate sessions depending on circumstances. Please enquire for more information.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Monday 9:00am - 8:45pm

Tuesday 9:00am - 9:15pm

Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN20

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Online platforms



In person

I am an experienced supervisor, with BPS recognised training in the supervision of mental health professionals.

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Dr Alan Hebben-Wadey
Dr Alan Hebben-Wadey