Private and confidential psychiatric assessment, counselling, and treatment services are provided in a comfortable and relaxed environment by qualified and experienced psychiatrist Dr Iqbal Mohiuddin. Dr Mohiuddin is assisted by his wife, Mrs Pamela Mohiuddin.
A private mental health assessment takes up to sixty minutes to complete. Further sessions may be needed to gather further relevant information. Common conditions such as depression, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, psychosis, or alcohol dependence can be quickly diagnosed, or indeed excluded. A person-centred treatment plan for recovery is jointly agreed upon. Subsequent treatment sessions for sixty minutes can be booked individually. Follow-up appointments for thirty minutes can be booked for further medical review and support.
Positive and realistic goals for recovery are jointly agreed upon as early as possible. Preferred lifestyle choices, aspirations, values, and beliefs are always respected first. Patients gain a clearer understanding of themselves, their unique situations and the best way forward. Unhelpful addictions can also be treated, depending on the patient's degree of motivation and insight. Safe and effective medication can be recommended in more severe and complex problems based on the best clinical evidence available. Patients start to feel better after their initial assessment.
Dr Mohiuddin listens non-judgmentally to his patients, quickly empathising with their unique situations and problems. Patients learn to relax and talk freely about anything that may be troubling them. Past and recent experiences can be explored in a safe and secure environment to help patients discover how these experiences may be contributing to their current problems. Destructive and negative patterns of feelings, thoughts and behaviours are identified and gradually challenged so that they resolve over time. Patients are enabled to focus on positive aspects and changes in their lives, assisting recovery in a timely manner. Patients' physical, psychological and social needs, and their pre-existing resources and strengths—in essence, their Human Givens—are also identified.
Extensive clinical evidence recommends specialist medical treatment for more severe and complex mental health problems, including psychosis, bipolar disorder, and severe depression. Dr Mohiuddin is experienced in the safe prescribing of effective medications such as antidepressants, anxiolytics, hypnotics, mood stabilisers, antipsychotics and controlled drugs. Alcohol and heroin dependence can be treated with appropriate detox medication (medically assisted withdrawal). The combination of medication with effective talking treatment leads to a faster and long-standing recovery.
IamPsychiatry is dedicated to providing out-of-hours, private mental health services of a high-quality. IamPsychiatry prides itself in making a positive difference to patients' lives, respecting and valuing their dignity and diversity, including age, class, culture, disability, gender, race, sexuality, and spirituality. With real care, compassion, and understanding, you can recover and enjoy life.
Born, bred and educated in London, Dr Mohiuddin graduated as a medical doctor from UCL Medical School in 1999. After his house officer year in General Medicine and General Surgery, he chose to specialise in psychiatry and psychotherapy in 2000. He is a respected local NHS psychiatrist, having trained and worked full-time in the diverse and challenging areas of Luton and Bedfordshire for more than ten years. He works for one of the largest and highest performing NHS providers of health and social care services for people with mental health problems. He has been a Consultant Psychiatrist for people of working age since 2008. He is well-experienced in community, acute inpatients, crisis resolution and home treatment, assertive outreach, acute liaison, and alcohol and substance misuse psychiatry.
Dr Mohiuddin has been successfully treating private patients out-of-hours since 2007. Appreciating the mind-body link, he effectively uses psychotherapy (talking treatment or psychiatric counselling) and medication in combination for the timely recovery of his patients. He has successfully helped and treated many patients to recover from a wide variety of mental health problems, including depression and anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, bipolar disorder, psychosis, and alcohol and drug dependence. He consistently receives positive feedback from his private and NHS clients and their families, as well as his professional colleagues.
He is also the visiting Consultant Psychiatrist for Cassiobury Court in North Watford, Hertfordshire, a private residential treatment centre specialising in alcohol and drug detoxification (medically assisted withdrawal) and holistic rehabilitation for addictions and stress disorders. Dr Mohiuddin regularly assesses and treats private clients with alcohol and heroin (opioid) dependence, and other addictions. He is well-experienced in prescribing appropriate detoxification regimes, including controlled drug (CD) prescriptions, for supervised medically assisted withdrawal.