MSc, BACP (reg), SMMPP, NCAC (accred)
Expert therapist, Mandy Saligari, is the co-founder and clinical director of Charter, which was set up in 2008 as the first outpatient clinic solely specialising in private addiction treatment. Charter remains one of London’s leading treatment facilities for addiction.
Expert therapist, Mandy Saligari, is the co-founder and clinical director of Charter, which was set up in 2008 as the first outpatient clinic solely specialising in private addiction treatment. Charter remains an invaluable step in hundreds of people’s transformations and recovery journeys – and for their families too.
Mandy’s first contact with the world of addiction recovery was when she went into treatment herself in 1990, when working as a TV producer. Over the following years, Mandy made the transition from patient to therapist, undertaking apprenticeships, group work, interventions, lectureships, and eventually taking on clients, earning herself a reputation for clinical excellence and delivering thorough recovery outcomes.
25 years on, and specialising in individuals and families affected by addiction in its broadest sense, where someone is self-medicating despite detriment to self. Mandy is a highly respected and established expert – passionate about helping people live healthy, happy, addiction free lives and preventing addiction running through families and society.
Mandy is a regular contributor to press and television. Her book Proactive Parenting, number one bestseller in its field, was released in 2019 by Orion Spring. She has filmed a number of TV series for Channel 5; In Therapy, Celebrities in Therapy, Violent Child, Desperate Parents and Addicted to Food: Breaking the Cycle.
Mandy is passionate about dispelling the myths surrounding addiction and mental health and is a compelling public speaker.
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Mandy is a well-known spokesperson on family, relationships and addiction. Interested in early intervention, Mandy prioritises the family, explaining how to foster communication that is motivated by dignity and self-respect. Using anecdotes and real life examples, interspersed with clinical experience, Mandy’s talks are engaging, highly informative and give specific tools to the audience, leaving them well-resourced, and with a fresh perspective.
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Media/Press & TV
Mandy is an experienced broadcaster having worked with national TV and Radio networks, together with contributing to print and online outlets.
Her expert opinions, coupled with an authoritative voice, make her a natural choice for broadcasters needing a professional yet personal and engaging opinion on addiction, parenting and relationships. Relaxed in front of a camera, and with a clear and distinct way of expressing herself to an audience Mandy finds it easy to captivate the viewer, or reader, bringing clarity to sensitive issues.
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Read Mandy’s book detailing her approach available on Amazon:
Proactive Parenting: Help your child conquer self-destructive behaviours and build self-esteem
‘A book with really helpful insights… we should all read knowing that we can make a difference’
Dame Benny Refson, DBE President of Place2Be
British celebrities offer us unprecedented access to their private lives and personal crises as they undergo intensive therapy with therapist and addiction specialist, Mandy Saligari.
In a bid to understand who each celebrity really is, they explore every aspect of their pasts: troubled childhoods and love affairs, infidelity and divorce, abuse and addiction, obsessions with fame and media courtship, the brutality of bankruptcy and career catastrophe.
Filmed via a fixed camera rig, this series combines the privileged intimacy of the therapy room, with interviews from closest family and friends. In Therapy reveals these celebrities as never before.
CELEBRITIES IN THERAPY
After the success of the first Channel 5 In Therapy series, more celebrities find themselves on the couch with Mandy.
VIOLENT CHILD, DESPERATE PARENTS
In this ground-breaking documentary series, Mandy takes on some of the UK’s most violent and difficult children, trying to figure out what makes their behaviour so extreme and how to handle it. Mandy’s brand of therapy focuses on her belief that no child is ever beyond help, however bad their behaviour has become. She believes that the problem is never just the child, but the family dynamics in which they grow up. So she is determined to tackle the behaviour but also to challenge the family dynamics to ensure the change lasts.
ADDICTED TO FOOD: BREAKING THE CYCLE
Therapist and eating disorder specialist Mandy Saligari visits 24-stone single mum Kara at home for five intensive therapy sessions, to get to the root of her addiction to food.
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‘Mandy hit the nail on the head! There is so much healing from childhood wounds that this TED Talk provides’.
‘This is the best advice I’ve ever had. She’s got me pegged. A map that tells me just why I am how I am, and what I can do about it’.
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