Urs Mattmann Acc MBACP, HCPC, Dip PG
Are you looking for new ways to grow personally, dealing with difficult emotions like depression or anxiety or to address your longing for life to make sense and feel more whole and at home in yourself and this world?
I have been working therapeutically with both individuals and groups in various settings since 1988. First my Social worker training included Counselling skills and later a trained as Psychotherapist with a transpersonal background. This 5-year training in Psychosynthesis included already an integrative approach like incorporating Gestalt Therapy.
I am an accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). In addition to working with clients in private practice, my professional experience ranges from managing teams in mental health & addiction settings to facilitating personal growth retreats.
My way of working is motivated by Roberto Assagioli who pioneered the Psychosynthesis Approach to counselling and psychotherapy. It is based on the firm belief that each person carries within themselves the potential for personal growth and healing. It then becomes my task as a counsellor to provide you with a safe and accepting environment which offers you the time and space to contact your thoughts and feelings, increase your level of self-awareness and find your own truths. Besides talking therapy tools used may include visualisation or guided imagination work.
I will regard our first session as a one-off during which you will get a flavour of the way I work and, if appropriate, we can then arrange for a limited number of sessions to deal with any specific problems you may have. Short term counselling can offer help in times of decision making or in emotionally dense times such as bereavement, separation or coming out.
When working with you on a long term basis in psychotherapy my focus would shift from immediate crisis intervention and a goal orientated approach to an open exploration of your life issues as they unfold over time. Therapy then becomes a tool on your quest for meaning. Long term therapy will also be more appropriate when dealing with depression, anxiety, self harming tendencies or addictions.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Social Work (1988)
- Diploma in Psychosynthesis Counselling and Psychotherapy (2002)
- Postgraduate Certificate in Transpersonal and Integrative Supervision (2009)
- Addictions & Mental Health Specialist, including managerial positions, in various professional settings in the Mental Health & Drug/Alcohol sector (Since 1988)
- Further trainings since 2002 in CBT, Emotional Freedom Technique, NLP and for working with Trauma/PTSD: EMDR and Somatic Experiencing
- Additional education/courses in Meditation & Mindfulness, Sexual Compulsion, Mental Health, Drug & Alcohol issues, Domestic Violence, Life Coaching
- Since 1997 facilitation of courses and retreats in spirituality, meditation and personal growth
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I further offer work with issues like:
Decision-making Discernment and life-choices
Gay and lesbian issues
Internet/Sexual "addiction" and other forms of compulsive behaviour
I charge on a sliding scale between £60 for a 60 minute session, including our first meeting.
If you are on a low or, indeed, no income, I am happy to discuss the possibility of reduction. Please contact me for further details.
My private practice is in Central London, a 5 minutes walk to Vauxhall Tube, train & bus station and I can also see clients in a counselling room very close to London Bridge Tube station.
I work also as Supervisor for individuals and groups in the Social Care field.
In addition I am available for Spiritual Direction and organise courses, trainings and retreats.
For more information take a look at my website or contact me directly by email or phone.
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Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||German and Swiss German|