Dr Mo Mandic

Visiting Lecturer

Professional Biography

Mo is an existential psychotherapist in private practice and provides clinical supervision for students and qualified psychotherapists. He teaches, tutors, supervises and facilitates on the MA Psychotherapy & Counselling programme at Regent’s University London School of Psychotherapy and Psychology. Mo held a Visiting Professor position at Union University, Serbia, from 2016 to 2019.


  • PhD in Psychotherapy and Counselling Regent's University London 2016
  • Advanced Diploma in Existential Psychotherapy Regent's University London 2007
  • Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Hypnosis and Psychotherapy NSHAP 2003
  • Masters in Business Administration (MBA) University of Westminster 2000
  • BA MA Philosophy University of London 1988 - 1995
  • Certificate in Psychotherapy and Counselling Regent's College 1994
  • BSc Chemical and Polymer Technology South Bank University1982

Relevant Past Employment

  • 2009 – current, Visiting Lecturer and Supervisor New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling
  • 2008, Visiting Lecturer Instituto Superior de Psicologia Aplicada Lisbon, Portugal
  • 2003 – current Psychotherapist and supervisor


  • Mandic, M. (2023). Heideggerian Existențial Therapy: Philosophical Ideas in Practice. London: Routledge.
  • Mandic, M. (2020). Existentialism or a Philosophy of Existence? Shestov and Existential Therapy. In M. Bazzano (ed.). Revisioning Existential Therapy: Counter-traditional Perspectives. London: Routledge
  • Mandic, M. (2014) Finding Oneself Lost in Enquiry: Being a Researcher. Academic Quarter Vol. 9 Autumn 2014 164-174
  • Mandic, M. (2012). Authenticity in Existential Coaching. In van Deurzen, E. & Hanaway, M. (eds.). Existential Perspectives on Coaching London: Sage
  • Mandic, M. (2012) Being with Technology: Truth, History, Disclosure Journal of Existential Analysis 23.2 226-236
  • Mandic, M. (2008). Being-towards-death and its relevance to Psychotherapy, Journal of Existential Analysis 19.2 254-266

Research Supervision

Currently supervising three MA dissertations

Research Interests

The application of Heideggerian themes to psychotherapy, especially world-collapse, care and authenticity; the contributions of Kierkegaard and Nietzsche to psychotherapy, with particular emphasis on the question of living a meaningful life; the work of Dostoevsky and its relevance to the challenges of being human; phenomenological approaches to research, including contributions by Finlay, Todres, Van Manen and Diekelmann

Professional Affiliation(s)/Accreditation

  • UKCP Reg

Conference Papers Given

  • In the Mood for Anxiety: Therapeutic Moments. International Heidegger Conference, Online, 2022.
  • Language, Formal Indication, and Therapy. Daseinsanalysis: Past-Present-Future. Online Conference, 2021.
  • Presenting Oneself Futurally in Psychotherapy. The British Society for Phenomenology, 2021. View here.
  • Heidegger's gods. The Wednesday Group, Oxford 2020
  • The Psychotherapist's Experience of Ageing: A Formally Indicative Enquiry. Institute for Hermeneutic Phenomenology, Buffalo, 2019
  • The Perception of Existential Therapy. EAP Congress, Belgrade, 2018
  • The Basis for Qualitative Research. Practice and Research Conference (Educatieve Academie VZW), Antwerp 2017
  • Radical Reflection on Human Existence. World Congress of Psychotherapy, Paris 2017
  • Separately Together: Working Existentially in the Therapeutic Relationship. EAP Congress, Zagreb 2016
  • Existentially-Focused Enquiry: What Matters in Psychotherapy Research? BACP Research Conference, Brighton 2016
  • Therapy in Time. UPCA conference, University of Oxford 2015
  • Formal Indication: The Question of Method in Existential-Phenomenological Psychotherapy. International Federation of Daseinsanalysis (IFDA), Athens 2015
  • Contextualising Research: The Use of Formal Indication in Inquiry. IHSRC conference, Trondheim 2015 
  • Work, Alienation and the Limit and Scope for Psychotherapy. UPCA conference, London 2014
  • Heidegger's Later Contributions: Thoughts and Considerations for Psychotherapy. Society of Psychotherapy, London 2014
  • Finding Oneself Lost in Enquiry. IHSRC conference, Aalborg 2013
  • Finding Oneself Lost in Research. UKCP QMiP conference, Huddersfield 2013
  • Being with Technology: Truth, History, Disclosure SEA Conference November 2011

Teaching & Course Development

  • 2012 - developing, teaching, supervising Existential coaching module for MA Existential coaching course, NSPC, London
  • 2012 – current Lecturer leadership module doctoral programme, NSPC, London