About MeMy special interests include finding one’s vocation and creativity, compulsive behaviour and addictions, mental health and well-being, spirituality and sexuality, relationships and midlife transition.
I offer Counselling, Psychoherapy, Supervision and Spiritual Direction. I am available to facilitate retreats and courses.
I work with men and women, individuals, couples and groups, straight and gay, young and old and people of different ethnic and cultural backgrounds. I can offer my services in English, German and Swiss-German.
TRAINING AND EDUCATIONAfter training and working in the Business sector and studying Theology, I graduated as Social worker in 1988.
From 1997 – 2002 I trained at the Psychosynthesis Institute in Basel, Switzerland as Psychosynthesis counsellor and therapist. I graduated with Diploma in 2004.
After training in 2007 – 2008 at the Psychosynthesis & Education Trust I graduated with a Certificate in Integrative & Transpersonal Supervision at the University of East London.
In 2009 I trained and graduated with a certificate as NLP practitioner.
In 2010 I did further training in EFT (Emotional Freedom technique, Level 1 & 2, Level 3 in 2014)
In 2011 gained a certificate in CBT skills.
In 2012 I completed a training in Body & Trauma work: Psychosynthesis, Somatic Experiencing & Trauma.
In 2017 I completed my training in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) which gives me further tools to work with Trauma and PTSD.
In addition in the 1990’s I did train in contemporary spirituality at the Friedensgasse community in Basel . Before this I did two year full time Theological studies. furthermore I have done courses in Meditation, Life coaching, Spiritualilty and Sexuality, Addictions and Mental health issues.
EXPERIENCESince 1988 I work in the Social Care sector as Social worker and Counsellor, (since 1997 in Senior Positions) in Mental Halth and Substance Misuses sectors in Switzerland and UK. Since 1997 I also supervise Social workers and Therapist in a professional context.
In 2000 I started to see private clients as well. Beside having a private practice, I work as Psychological Interventions Practice Lead in a major London Substance misuse project where I manage and clincially supervise a team of Counsellors and often see complex clients.
Beginning in 1997 I have facilitated retreats and courses, mostly on psychospiritual themes, e.g. in January 2008 I co-facilited with renowed writer Chris Glaser a retreat at the Kirkridge Conference Centre (Penn. USA) on spirituality and sexuality.
Since the 1990's I offer spiritual group work and direction (including Meditation & Mindfulness).
ACCREDITATIONAs Counsellor/Psychotherapist I am fully accredited by the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP). In addition as Social worker I am as well accredited by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
PUBLICATIONS2000 Chapter with Emmanuel Grassi in: Pierre & Catherine Brunner-
Dubey: Kraftvoll Einkehren, Rex Verlag, Luzern, Switzerland
2004 Urs Mattmann: Coming In, Koesel Verlag, Munich, Germany
2006 Urs Mattmann: Coming In, Gays and Lesbians reclaiming the Spiritual journey.
Wild Goose Publications, Glasgow UK, see www.ionabooks.com
2010 Chapter in: Stafford Whiteaker: The Good Retreat Guide, Hay House, London UK
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