Meet the Team

Folasade Amode - Registered Unit Manager

Folasade has had many years’ experience working in different Mental Health settings such as Acute, Forensic Psychiatric Liaison Specialist etc).

Folasade joined Cygnet Health Care Kenton in June 2017 as an RMN. In 2017 Folasade was part of the team who worked hard on the unit to achieve its AIMS accreditation. She became a CTL and later became the Registered Unit Manager in 2019.

Dr Azmathulla Khan - Medical Director

Dr Khan undertook general psychiatric training at St. Georges Psychiatric Training Scheme. He worked in medium secure setting for some time at Springfield hospital and then in Learning Disability Psychiatry at North London Higher Training scheme subsequently worked as a Consultant Psychiatrist in the Barnet and Enfield NHS trust.

After working in NHS for 5 years he joined Priory hospital and worked in inpatient unit for people with Autism and Learning disabilities. He is passionate about quality improvement, recovery and involvement of service users and family in care planning and the delivery of services. He is an Approved Clinician (AC) for the purposes of the Mental Health Act 1983. He is ADOS 2 trained and is involved in Autism diagnostics assessment clinic in Harrow.

Dr Khan joined Cygnet Hospital Harrow in October 2017 as the Consultant Psychiatrist for Spring Centre and he played a pivotal role in setting up the Inpatient unit. He was appointed as Medical Director of Cygnet Hospital Harrow and Cygnet Lodge Kenton in January 2020. He believes that leading as a team is equally important as leading a team in delivering a high quality of care.

Dr Khan also has longstanding academic interests in offender health, safeguarding and medico legal aspects of Learning Disability psychiatry including psychiatric defences, risk assessment and risk management. He also has special interest in Bipolar Disorder, OCD and Depression.

Dr Danae Liolitsa – Responsible Clinician, PhD, MBBS, MRCPsych

Dr Danae Liolitsa graduated from University College London, medical school. She subsequently worked in London NHS hospitals for 7 years and received training in Psychiatry through the St Mary’s Training Scheme.

Dr Liolitsa has been working at Cygnet Healthcare since 2018 and has gained experience in treating patients both in acute as well as rehabilitation settings, with severe mental illness, neurodevelopmental disorders as well as substance misuse. She also holds a PhD in Neurosciences from Kings College London, and has published several articles in high calibre scientific journals.

Dr Liolitsa is an Approved Clinician (AC) for the purposes of the Mental Health Act 1983. She is a Responsible Clinician at Cygnet Kenton Lodge since July 2022. She is passionate about delivering evidence-based patient care and about a holistic approach to treatment.

Teika Pininski - Head of Psychology

Teika has been a clinical psychologist for over a decade, working in a variety of settings including; personality disorder services, secure services and community settings. In her most recent post she was head of psychology for a secure hospital and held a number of senior positions prior to this.

Teika is currently the head of psychology at Cygnet Hospital Harrow. She is psychodynamically and systemically minded in her practice, and her research interests include; reflective practice, compassion focused support for service users and staff, and training.

In her spare time, Teika enjoys spending time with her family, travelling, reading, and hiking.

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