Dr Alan Hebben-Wadey

Hi I'm Al. I'm a Clinical Psychologist, Trainer and Clinical Supervisor. I have worked in the NHS in mental health services since 2006, qualifying from University College London as a Clinical Psychologist in 2011. I worked a further 10 years in the NHS, specialising in supporting people with severe long term health conditions such as cardiac difficulties, motor neurone disease, diabetes and chronic pain.

I have worked in independent practice since 2013. Alongside my practice I am privileged to train Clinical Psychologists at the Salomons Institute for Applied Psychology in Tunbridge Wells, one of the largest and most established Clinical Psychology programmes in the UK.

I am a husband, proud father of two children and one very dopey rescue dog. Outside of the office I love to spend time with my family, roaming the beaches and South Downs of Eastbourne and sharing drinks and stories with friends.


Clinical Psychologist

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


2021 - Present

Clinical and Academic Tutor at the Salomons Institute for Applied Psychology

Associate Fellow of Advanced Higher Education

2012 - 2021

Senior Clinical Psychologist in the NHS. Responsible for leading multiple psychological services in Neurology, Cardiology and Diabetes. Provided one-to-one and group therapy, clinical supervision of psychologist colleagues and trainees and support to medical teams. 

2018 - 2019

Senior Clinical Psychologist for occupational health services for Sussex Partnership NHS Trust & Sussex Community NHS Trust. Responsible for supporting NHS staff in psychological distress, delivering group training and serious incident debriefing.

2013 - Present

Founder of the independent practice

Eastbourne Psychology

2011 - 2012

Lead psychologist for Acute Psychiatric Inpatient Unit within Kent and Medway Partnership Trust. Supporting patients in crisis individually and in groups. Enhancing service delivery through psychological support of staff.

2008 - 2011

Received Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy) from University College London