Dr Steven Coen
Dr. Coen is a qualified and experienced Clinical Psychologist (DClinPsy) and Chartered Psychologist (CPsychol) providing evidence based support to people who are experiencing emotional and psychological difficulties. He has a wealth of experience in helping individuals overcome mental health challenges in order to reconnect with their values and areas of life that are important to them such as work, family and friends and getting back in touch with activities that bring enjoyment and pleasure. He takes a collaborative, flexible approach to therapy; providing a safe, calm environment in which to explore problems together. Steven also recognises the importance of client confidentiality and the difficulty many people experience in seeking help and talking about very personal experiences. He recognises the impact mental health can have on daily life and has witnessed therapy as an effective way to help people cope and overcome such problems which often helps individual to do more of what they want in life.
As a doctor of clinical psychology, Steven is trained in a variety of psychotherapy approaches (cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), systemic therapy and psychodynamic therapy) and experienced in supporting individuals at all stages of life (child to older adult). He specializes in the treatment of depression, anxiety problems (e.g. panic disorder, phobia, generalised anxiety disorder, OCD), long term conditions (e.g. chronic pain, chronic fatigue), relationship issues, and managing the long term effects of psychological trauma (e.g. emotional, physical, sexual abuse) such as difficulty managing emotions and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Steven utilizes his clinical experience and research knowledge to choose a psychological therapy tailored to each individual problem and person. In doing this he is providing an evidence based approach, using the most effective interventions to supporting clients to overcome difficulties, manage and cope with their experiences. Each person will undergo a thorough assessment before agreeing together which approach would be best suited to their needs.
In addition to his clinical work, Steven also has a wealth of experience in clinical research culminating in over 50 publications including journal articles, conference proceedings and book chapters. He continues to pursue research into mental health and clinical mental health practice which keeps him well informed on guidelines for clinical practice.
Steven works predominately for the NHS so is available weekday evenings for face to face meetings, although Skype sessions are possible at the weekends. Please feel free to email with any questions.
Training, qualifications & experience
After completing an undergraduate degree in Psychology (BSc, hons), Steven went on to complete a PhD in Psychology at the Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London, after which he completed a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy) at University College London.
- BSc hons Psychology
- PhD Institute of Psychiatry, London
- Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, University College London
Steven predominately uses a CBT approach to treatment which includes therapies such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Mindfulness. In addition, he is well trained in narrative exposure therapy and trauma focused CBT. Steven also uses solution focused approaches, systemic therapy and behaviour therapy. He has worked across a variety of settings and a range of clients across central London and greater London for several years, such as University College London Hospitals, Great ormond Street Hospital, Westminster Forced Migration Trauma Service and Camden and Islington Primary Care Psychological Therapies service (iCOPE).
Steven is regulated by the Health & Care Professions Council (License PYL34114) with whom he is registered as a Clinical Psychologist. He is a Chartered member of the British Psychological Society (BPS), in the Division of Clinical Psychology, and abides by their code of ethics.
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Coping with long term gastrointestinal symptoms
From £130 per session (depending on location and session type), for individual sessions lasting 45 minutes.
Dr. Coen is registered with several healthcare insurance providers including Aviva, Axa PPP, Vitality Health, BUPA, Cigna and Healix Health services.
Monday and Wednesday Evenings, 530pm-10pm
What to do next:
Call or email to have an initial discussion about your needs and what you would like to get out of therapy, without any obligation. If you are happy to continue, we will meet for a more detailed assessment and begin treatment.
Steven meets with clients at consulting rooms in Bloomsbury, central London; 5 minutes walk from several stations, including Euston and Goodge Street and tottenham court road.