Private Consultant Psychiatrist
Dr Iqbal Mohiuddin
“Know all the theories, master all the techniques, but as you touch a human soul be just another human soul.”
Carl Gustav Jung (1875 - 1961) - Swiss psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, and founder of analytical psychology
Professional Registration and Regulation
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 subject to medical revalidation every 5 years with the GMC and I have annual appraisals with my CQC-registered NHS trust employer. I am in good standing with the GMC.
I am a Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (MRCPsych) since 2009. I undertake at least 50 hours of continuous professional development (CPD) annually to maintain and develop my professional and clinical knowledge and skills. This is in line with the requirements of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCPsych) and I am in good standing with my annual CPD.
I am indemnified for NHS and private medical practice.
Background, Training, Skills, & Experience
IamPsychiatry is a well-established private mental healthcare service providing bespoke, confidential, and effective mental health assessment, psychotherapy, and medical treatment. I am the Director and an independent Private Consultant Psychiatrist and Psychotherapist since 2008. I have enjoyed and been privileged to be working as a British medical doctor and NHS psychiatrist for over 23 years, as well as a private Consultant Psychiatrist for over 15 years. It has been a pleasure to have successfully helped and treated over a thousand NHS and private patients. We have been increasingly busy assessing and treating private patients from around the UK via Online video consultation including Google Meet, Zoom, MS Teams, WhatsApp, Apple FaceTime, and Skype.
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. I have been working part-time for East London NHS Foundation Trust (rated Outstanding by the CQC) with the Luton and South Bedfordshire Crisis Resolution Home Treatment Team since 2016. I have been working as a Consultant Psychiatrist (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, which seems to work well with my patients. I am grateful to consistently receive positive feedback from my patients, their families, and my professional colleagues. I received the iWantGreatCare Certificate of Excellence 2021, 2022 and 2023 for being most highly and consistently rated by my patients.
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.
Over recent years we have been receiving daily enquiries regarding Adult ADHD screening, diagnosis, and treatment and has become a highly desirable specialist treatment service that we offer.
While English is my first language, I can also speak and understand Bangla (Standard Bengali) fluently.
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" broadcast in March 2019, which looked at the horrors of heroin addiction, its successful acute treatment, and long-term recovery.
I was a co-author of the following published research article:
"The Role of Religiosity in Depression and Anxiety among Muslim Students in the UK: A Whole-Person Approach to Teaching and Learning", Zobeda Abdullah, Samantha Banbury, Amanda Visick, Iqbal Mohiuddin; Journal of Islamic and Muslim Studies; Indiana University Press; Volume 6, Number 1, May 2021; pp. 84-101.
I am honoured to be the clinical consultant supervisor for the charity Reclaim Life in Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire. They provide five free life coaching sessions based on the simple and effective Human Givens approach to recovery. All life coaches are volunteers receiving training and monthly supervision with my guidance and support since 2014.
I am a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCPsych), Human Givens Institute (HGI), British Medical Association (BMA), British Neuro Psychiatric Association (BNPA), The Medical Council on Alcohol (MCA), and Medical Cannabis Clinicians Society (MCCS).
Recognised Health Care Provider
I am recognised by CIGNA, PruHealth, and Western Provident Association (WPA) as a private healthcare provider. Please discuss with your insurance provider about private referral and treatment with us, which we would be happy to support if needed.
The majority of our private patients are self-referring and self-funding.
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, Assessment & Pharmacological Treatment of Adults with ADHD accreditation courses - 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
Diagnostic Interview for Social and Communication Disorders (DISCO) accredited user, National Autistic Society, UK, 2021
Frequently asked questions about psychiatrists
What is a psychiatrist?
A psychiatrist is a medical doctor who specialises in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental illness and emotional disorders.
What types of mental health conditions do psychiatrists treat?
Psychiatrists can treat a wide range of mental health conditions, including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and personality disorders.
How do psychiatrists diagnose mental health conditions?
Psychiatrists diagnose mental health conditions through a combination of clinical interviews, medical and psychiatric history, and psychological testing.
What treatments do psychiatrists use to treat mental health conditions?
Psychiatrists use a variety of treatments to address mental health conditions, including medication, psychotherapy, and other forms of talk therapy.