Private Consultant Psychiatrist
Dr Iqbal Mohiuddin
I am fully registered with the General Medical Council (GMC) in the UK with a licence to practice since 1999, and on the GMC Specialist Register for General Psychiatry since 2013 (GMC number 4579557). I am fully indemnified by the Medical Protection Society (MPS) for private medical and psychiatric practice.
Background, Training, Skills, & Experience
I was born, bred and educated in London, and I graduated as a medical doctor from University College London (UCL) Medical School in 1999. Since 2000, I have trained and worked full-time as a psychiatrist in the NHS in Luton and Bedfordshire, and part-time since 2016. I have worked as a Consultant Psychiatrist for people of working age (General Adult Psychiatry) since 2008. I have also been successfully treating private patients since 2007.
Appreciating the mind-body link, I effectively use talking therapies and medication in combination for the safe and timely recovery of my patients. I have a special interest in Psychotherapy and I have trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Human Givens Therapy. I follow a biopsychosocial, holistic approach to mental health assessment, treatment, and recovery, and this seems to work well with my patients. I am fortunate and grateful to consistently receive positive feedback from my patients and their families, as well as my professional colleagues.
As well as having extensive experience in successfully treating mood, anxiety, and psychotic disorders, I also have special interests in Addictions Psychiatry and Adult ADHD. I am experienced in preparing Independent Expert Psychiatric Reports for the Courts, Solicitors, Occupational Health departments, and private companies and clients.
I can speak and understand Bangla (Standard Bengali) with basic proficiency.
Publications & Media
I contributed to this health article on alcohol published in the Daily Mail Online Health on 10th August 2017: "Are YOU drinking too much? Answer these 10 questions to find out: Experts reveal the classic warning signs you've become dependent on booze".
I was involved in the BBC Northern Ireland documentary "Life and Death on Heroin" broadcasted in March 2019, which looked at the horrors of heroin addiction, its successful acute treatment, and long-term recovery.
Visiting Consultant Psychiatrist Roles
I am the visiting Consultant Psychiatrist for Druglink Oxygen Recovery, a private residential drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre in Apsley, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, providing a calm and welcoming environment for recovery.
I am the visiting Consultant Psychiatrist out of hours for Cassiobury Court in Watford, Hertfordshire, a private residential treatment centre specialising in addictions and anxiety treatment, and holistic rehabilitation in the UK.
I volunteer as the Consultant clinical supervisor for Reclaim Life in Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, a successful and growing charity providing five free life coaching sessions based on the simple and effective Human Givens approach. All life coaches are volunteers receiving training and supervision with my guidance and support.
I am a patron of a wide variety of charities.
I am a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, British Medical Association (BMA), British Neuro Psychiatric Association (BNPA), British Association for Psychopharmacology (BAP), Medical Council on Alcohol (MCA), Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management (FMLM), and Medical Cannabis Clinicians Society.
Recognised Health Care Provider
I am recognised by CIGNA, PruHealth and Western Provident Association (WPA) as a healthcare provider.
BSc (Hons) - Bachelor of Neuroscience with Basic Medical Sciences, UCL, UK, 1995
MBBS - Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery, UCL Medical School, UK, 1999
Approved Doctor (AD) by the Secretary of State for Health under Section 12(2) of the Mental Health Act 1983 (England & Wales) since 2004
HGDip - Human Givens Therapy Diploma (Distinction), Human Givens College, UK, 2006
GHGI - Graduate Member of the Human Givens Institute, UK, 2006
DipCBT - Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (Distinction), Open College, UK, 2008
MRCPsych - Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, UK, 2009
Approved Clinician (AC) status under the Mental Health Act 1983 (England & Wales) since 2009
Personality Disorder Knowledge & Understanding Framework Awareness Level Certificate, Institute of Mental Health, UK, 2011
PGCME - Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education, Cardiff University, UK, 2011
FHEA - Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, UK, 2011
CESR - Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration in General Psychiatry, GMC, UK, 2013
Certificate in Clinical Psychopharmacology (Part 1) - BAP, UK, 2017
Diagnosis and Assessment & Pharmacological Treatment of Adults with ADHD accreditation - UK Adult ADHD Network (UKAAN), Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN), King's College London, UK, 2017
Certificate in the Management of Drug Misuse, Royal College of GPs, UK, 2017
Private Mental Health Support Worker & Therapist (recommended by IamPsychiatry)
- Mr Abul Subhan: Call 07942 581310 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Private rate: £40/ hour for immediate support in mild to moderate mental health problems, and family problems
Background, Training, Skills & Experience
I work as a facilitator for Bedfordshire and Luton Recovery College, part of the East London NHS Foundation Trust rated Outstanding by the CQC. I have also enjoyed working together with Dr Iqbal Mohiuddin in the NHS for many years in the past, as part of a multidisciplinary team.
I started working in the community in1987 since the age of 18. I started working on a voluntary basis in various community centres and youth clubs. Over the years I have worked with patients from many diverse ethnic and religious backgrounds. In the early 1990's I joined Bedford council as a youth worker working with young people running a youth club. I facilitated workshops on drugs and crime awareness, supporting young people to stay away from crime, stay focused on studies, and teaching life skills.
I joined mental health services in 1996 as a residential support worker at a rehabilitation unit. I have successfully supported clients with their daily living skills and activities. I have also facilitated and supported my clients in engaging in many social activities and hobbies, e.g. sports, swimming, badminton, gym, outdoor activities, fishing, camping, walking groups. I have supported my clients in learning important life skills e.g. cooking, daily budgeting, enrolling in education courses, helping them to recover, and become independent. In1999 I also joined Bedford Council as a part-time community support worker in a mental health team. I have continued to work with people from many diverse backgrounds.
I consistently receive positive feedback from my clients and my colleagues. My talking therapy skills have positively impacted on my clients' views of their future by listening to and supporting them in their life struggles. I have successfully worked closely with many clients' families to help them rebuild bridges and regain lost relationships through delicate mediation.
I joined Luton Brough Council from 2000 until 2013. I wanted to gain knowledge and experience working with young people with various disabilities challenges including Autism, challenging behaviour, Down's syndrome, Asperger's syndrome, and OCD. I supported many clients with complex emotional and physical health needs. I worked as a smoking cessation adviser from 2001 to 2005.
I have also worked as an interpreter for Luton Borough Council, Milton Keynes Council, inpatient mental health units, forensic mental health units, and Path2Recovery drugs and alcohol specialist services in Bedfordshire. I can speak Bengali, Sylheti, Hindi, Urdu, and I can speak some Punjabi.
I have gained all my skills and experience by working closely face to face on a one to one basis by listening carefully to my clients and by being there for their best interests. I am flexible and approachable. I have found that building a good rapport, talking and having a good laugh with my clients is the key to their recovery. From my experience, I have found that people do not take mental health issues or diagnoses as seriously as they perhaps should, unlike physical health diagnoses. I believe that if people get the right support and help from the beginning then they can recover quickly.
NVQ BTEC Barnfield College, Luton, 1995
Access course, University of Luton, 1996
Introduction to Mental Health, 1997
Counselling course, Barnfield College, Dunstable, 1999
Talking therapy course, 2000
Alcohol & Mental Health course, 2000
Multicultural Awareness course including Health and Ethnicity, and Planning for cultural competence, 2001
NVQ Level 3 Certificate in Community Mental Health Care, West Hertfordshire College, 2002
Please call or email me to arrange independent and private mental health support today. I offer mental health support and advice face to face or online by Skype or Zoom, or by telephone. I work independently from IamPsychiatry and I am grateful for their recommendation and support.