Dr Mo Mandic

Email: mandicm@regents.ac.uk
Subject(s): Psychotherapy & Psychology

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 is also Visiting Professor at Union University, Novi Sad, Serbia.


  • 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
  • 2005 – 2017 Executive coach
  • 2003 – current Psychotherapist and supervisor

Professional Affiliation(s)/Accreditation

  • UKCP Reg

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

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


  • 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

Other Outputs

  • Coach and Consultant to corporate and public organisations
  • Visiting Professor, USEE, Novi Sad, Serbia

Conference Papers Given

  • 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