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Last updated: 11 May 2020
- Behavioural Activation (BA)
- CBT with Exposure and Response Prevention (CBT with ERP)
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Mindfulness based CBT
- Motivational Interviewing
- Solution Focused Brief Therapy
- Trauma focused CBT
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.
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.
Areas of interest
long term conditions; anxiety; panic; depression; PTSD; chronic pain; stress; phobia; adults; acceptance and commitment therapy; behaviour therapy; cognitive behaviour therapy; trauma focused CBT; mindfulness
Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions
- Gastrointestinal disorders
- Musculoskeletal conditions
- Pain management
- Psychophysiological disorders
- Rheumatological conditions
- PhD Psychology Institute of psychiatry kings college London 2006
- Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy) University College London 2013
- Bsc hons Psychology University of East Anglia 2000