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Meet The Team

Our core multi-disciplinary team is led by a Consultant Psychiatrist and can include General Practitioners in addiction and mental health, Registered General and  Mental Health Nurses, therapists and clinical support staff including a lifestyle and activities co-ordinator . We also work with a network of highly skilled practitioners to develop a personal treatment programme to suit you.

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Dr Amal Beaini

Medical Director

Dr Amal Beaini has 45 years of experience in psychiatry and other addiction services. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of Leeds Medical School.

He has over 22 years’ experience creating and then leading the medical aspect of a clinically and financially successful addiction service for Cygnet Health Care in Harrogate. The efficacy and safety of his BONDS protocol was published in a high impact peer-reviewed international addiction journal.

Dr Amal Beaini is dedicated to the highest quality medicine and has a large and very loyal patient following.

He is constantly innovating. His broad medical background in general medicine and surgery prior to psychiatry has given him a very unique skillset amongst psychiatrists.

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Dr Adam Beaini

Director of Implants

Dr Adam is our resident expert on implants and contributes to MDT assessments, detox, relapse prevention and consolidation and implant procedures.

He is a GP who also specialises in A&E, urgent care, education, and substance misuse. He has more than 10 years experience in a broad range of medical specialties including A&E, General Practice, mental health and substance misuse / addiction.

He is passionate about relapse prevention and bringing advanced medical and surgical techniques as well as innovative technology into the treatment of addiction.
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Dr Youssef Beaini


Dr Youssef Beaini is Chairman at The New Life Centre and contributes to the medical services at The New Life Centre as well as leading the business side of the service.

Dr Youssef has over 20 years’ experience in a mixture of general medicine, cardiology, mental health and addiction services. Dr Youssef has leadership experience in large scale programmes in the NHS both regionally and nationally.

He was part of a small team that won the prestigious British Medical Journal Award in 2016 for clinical leadership for the Bradford’s Healthy Hearts programme, and he was clinical lead for the West Yorkshire Healthy Hearts programme which was awarded a prestigious Health Services Journal award in 2020.

Other previous roles include: GP advisor/clinical champion for the National Lipids Programme for NHS England; national clinical lead for education for National Lipids Programme for NHS England; GP with specialist intertest in addiction and cardiology; GP Partner; Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Bradford

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Najam Ahmed Khan

CEO - New Life Centre

A charismatic leader with over thirty years of C Level experience across all Sectors in Corporate Finance & Investment Banking with a Global remit. Chartered Management Accountant, educated Economist University College London.

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Sam Towers

General ManageR

Sam is our General Manager and has extensive experience in mental health and addiction services spending 10 years working alongside our Medical Director, Dr AY Beaini.

Sam is passionate about customer service and strives for the best experience possible for our patients. She will be happy to guide you on all aspects of your stay at The New Life Centre.

In her spare time she loves to spend time in the Yorkshire Dale’s and has completed the Nidderdale Way in aid of a children’s mental health charity.
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Marie Peirson

Senior Clinical Support Worker

I have over 20 years clinical and managerial of experience working within addictions and have previously worked along side Dr AY Beaini in Detox5, most recently as the bed manager for Cygnet Hospital, Harrogate. There is such a family feeling at New Life Centre.

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Dominic Denison-Pender


Dominic Denison-Pender is a former business executive who was managing director and board member of a global London based consultancy for over a decade.

Following life threatening illness and a dozen major surgeries over the course of 2 years, Dominic developed a severe addiction to OxyContin.

He spent months post-surgery trying to find an adequate treatment facility that could not only help him with his physical dependency but also the mental trauma that had developed following his illness and subsequent addiction.

After unsuccessful meetings with some of the country’s leading private names in addiction treatment, Dominic finally came across Detox 5, run by Dr Amal Beaini.

Such was the success of his treatment that Dominic sold his shares in his existing business and joined forces with Dr Beaini to assist him and his team set up the new, independent New Life Centre at Broughton Hall.

Dominic is responsible for growing the New Life Centre into a UK and international market leader in addiction treatment via the establishment of B2B relationships with major referral partners at home and abroad. Dominic is English/French bi-lingual and spent much of his career establishing new business relationships and company subsidiaries in Europe, the US, the Far East and Australia