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Dr Mateen Durrani
Dr Mateen Durrani is on the specialist register of the GMC (3517617) and is accredited as a general adult psychiatrist by the Royal College of Psychiatrists. After completing his basic training in psychiatry, he has been working as a consultant Psychiatrist since 1995, initially in the NHS and since 2011 in the independent sector. He joined UKAT in 2014 and is now the UKAT Group Medical Advisor and consultant psychiatrist at our Sanctuary Lodge treatment centre.
Dr Mateen Durrani is on the specialist register of the GMC (3517617) and is accredited as a general adult psychiatrist by the Royal College of Psychiatrists. After completing his basic training in psychiatry, he has been working as a consultant Psychiatrist since 1995, initially in the NHS and since 2011 in the independent sector. He joined UKAT in 2014 and is now the UKAT Group Medical Advisor and consultant psychiatrist at our Sanctuary Lodge treatment centre. With Masters’ in Clinical and Public Health Aspects of Addiction from the Institute of Psychiatry, University of London, his work and expertise focuses on helping people with various addictions achieve sobriety and a stable recovery through the process of recovery.

Dr Durrani’s interest lies deep within field of psychiatry. From his basic and later specialist training in Psychiatry to his work as a consultant and clinical/medical director for the NHS and Independent sector and ultimately, UKAT – he has devoted his entire professional life to improving the services and mental health of patients, help individuals have a better understanding of their addictive behaviour and empower them to achieve an improved quality of social and professional life.

For Dr Durrani, it’s important to help the community overcome the stigmas and accept those with mental health problems and addictive behaviour, while also creating more opportunities for therapeutic experiences.

While working with UKAT, Dr Durrani has helped Sanctuary Lodge support hundreds of people suffering from alcohol and drug addiction, as well as from behavioural addictions. His leadership and experience in managing individuals with addictive behaviours, both within the NHS and the Independent sector, devotion, concentration and desire to always achieve more and improve have led us to become one of the top addiction treatment providers in the UK.
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