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 then 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, and I have a growing private practice.
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
Since 2013, I have been the visiting Consultant Psychiatrist for Cassiobury Court in Watford, Hertfordshire, a private residential treatment centre specialising in addictions and anxiety treatment, and holistic rehabilitation in the UK.
I am the visiting Consultant Psychiatrist for Druglink Oxygen Recovery, a private residential drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, providing a calm and welcoming environment for recovery.
I volunteer as the Consultant clinical supervisor for Reclaim Life in Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, a charity providing five free life coaching sessions based on the simple and effective Human Givens approach. All life coaches are volunteers and receive training and supervision with my guidance and support.
I also support a wide variety of charities in different ways.
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), and Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management (FMLM).
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