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Dr Salman Shafiq is a Consultant Psychiatrist who worked for National Health Services in the UK for 14 years. He is a Registered Psychiatric Specialist with General Medical Council of UK and Member of Royal College of Psychiatrists of the United Kingdom. Dr Shafiq has a vast experience of working with various mental health trusts and organisations, across various age groups of clients including children, working age adults, old aged, learning disabled and those in forensic settings. Dr Shafiq has an extensive understanding of various needs and demands of patients with mental health challenges regarding their assessment, care and management.
Although a specialist in Psychiatric Assessment and Management of Mental Illnesses; Clinical Psychiatric Consultations are not the only area of expertise of Dr Shafiq. He is keen, enthusiastic and motivated for improvement of psychological and emotional well being in general population by raising awareness and educating the society in general. He has additional set of expertise and formal qualifications and training in Hypnotherapy, Neuro Linguistics Programming, Health Research and Professional Practice. Dr Shafiq believes that on one hand his varied set of expertise enables him to carry out a holistic and in depth understanding of problems in individuals, whilst on the other hand the same expertise provide him an opportunity to differentiate (that in a given situation) what conduct best suits a client’s needs. There is no ‘one size fits all’ and the model and approach needs to be tailored to needs of individuals rather attempting to tailor the individual to fit any specific model.
In addition to formal British Psychiatric Qualifications and Training Dr Shafiq has obtained following Qualifications again from British Universities:
1. Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Psychiatry – The University of Manchester, UK
2. Post Graduate Diploma in Health Research – The University of Leeds, UK
3. Medical Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis – London College of Clinical Hypnosis, UK
4. Post Graduate Certificate in Professional Practice- University of Lancaster, UK
(All above qualifications are formal taught post graduate programs and none of them is a short or online course. Their duration ranges from at least 9 months (one out of four) to three years on part time taught basis; with qualifications obtained after formal assessments and examinations of various methods, fulfilling and satisfying the examination bodies. This makes an academic course of formal educational achievements spanning over twelve years after completion of medical degree, in various conducts whilst practising as a mental health professional throughout. This journey continues in the form of academic pursuits, teaching and involvement in clinical psychiatric research.
Dr Shafiq is licensed Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) Practitioner registered with British Society of NLP Practitioners. He has been trained by Richard Bandler who is the creator of NLP.