Dr Steven Mahan is a Clinical Psychologist with many years’ experience in both the NHS and private sector. He specialises in adult mental health and has worked with clients of all ages with a wide range of emotional difficulties including depression, anxiety, personality disorders, trauma, social anxiety, eating disorders, work-related stress, health anxiety, and substance misuse.
Throughout his career, Dr Mahan has gained extensive experience working with clients with relationship and interpersonal difficulties. He has a special interest in long-term, complex presentations and in working with clients who have struggled with their experiences for many years without finding previous therapy helpful.
Dr Mahan is trained in multiple models of evidence-based psychological therapy and he has expertise in delivering several specialist approaches, including Schema therapy, Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and mindfulness-based approaches.
Dr Mahan is skilled at drawing upon elements of various models of therapy to ensure each client’s experience of psychological therapy is tailored to their unique needs, presentations, abilities, and experiences to offer bespoke treatment. He believes the most important part of therapy is the therapeutic alliance, and focuses on building warm, honest, and genuine therapeutic relationships with his clients.
In addition to his therapy work, Dr Mahan is also the Operational Lead of the Chelsea Psychology Clinic. In this role, Dr Mahan works to support the effective delivery of clinical services to promote a positive experience for clients.
Dr Mahan obtained a BSc in Psychology with first class honours from the University of Plymouth, he then completed his MSc in Neuropsychology at the University of Bristol and was awarded his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Exeter. Throughout his NHS career, Dr Mahan worked within specialist inpatient, outpatient, hospital, and community services.
Dr Mahan began his career in private practice in Bristol before moving to London and joining the Chelsea Psychology Clinic in 2016. He now works full-time in private practice offering both online and face to face clinics. Dr Mahan also has published research in an international scientific journal.