About Me

Urs MattmanMy 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.


After 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.


Since 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).


As 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)


2000  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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