Clinical Director, Counsellor
MSc MBACP (Reg) SMMGP NCAC (accred)
Mandy’s first contact with the world of addiction, mental health and recovery was when she came into treatment herself in 1990. Then working as a TV commericals and promos producer, Mandy describes her transition into the addiction industry though apprenticeship, working on the floor with a number of well-established addiction specialists in London.
Quickly earning her stripes in group work and interventions, and showing a particular flair for family work, Mandy began to lecture as part of the PSHE (Personal, Social & Health Education) provision within Independent Schools on addiction, emotional coping mechanisms and self-esteem. Around the same time Mandy began to take on clients wanting to get well from addiction, earning her a reputation for clinical excellence, delivering thorough recovery outcomes.
In 2008, and with many years of recovery behind her, Mandy co-founded CHARTER Harley Street and became the sole owner in 2010. In 2009 she began a Masters degree in Addiction Psychology and Counselling which she completed in 2013. Mandy has also trained in Arizona under Pia Mellody in the Post Induction Therapy model, a trauma reduction based methodology working with the inner child and unhealthy feelings of shame that individuals can carry through to adulthood.
Through CHARTER Harley Street, Mandy has developed a creative and innovative model of care related to treating and – more importantly – preventing addiction. Mandy and CHARTER Harley Street are passionate about preventing mental health issues running through families and society and helping people live healthy, happy, addiction free lives. In addition to her day-to-day clinical practice, Mandy is an excellent straight-talking speaker, both knowledgeable and hugely engaging. She is a regular contributor to press and television and is passionate about dispelling the myths surrounding addiction and mental health.
Mandy has been married for 18 years and has three children. Despite having Rheumatoid Arthritis, Mandy is full of life. She lives in Kent and loves to write and sing. She enjoys renovation projects with her husband and spending time watching her children play sport, every weekend, whatever the weather, followed by a big family roast!
Mandy is an experienced broadcaster and public speaker. She regularly gives talks to schools and appears in the media to air her opinions and thoughts about addiction, parenting and relationship issues. If you would like more information about Mandy or would like to book her for a public engagement please see her personal website mandysaligari.com. For more information about school talks please contact The McLellan Practice.
Mandy will be speaking at the Developing Teenager Conference, a one-day teachers conference on teenage body image, gender identity and tech addiction and a vital focus on early intervention. More info »
Check out Mandy’s channel on Youtube for more videos including her TEDx Talk.
More information about Mandy’s activities including her Channel 5 series ‘Desperate Parent, Violent Child’, ‘In Therapy‘ and Celebrities in Therapy can be found on mandysaligari.com »
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