Mo Jones - Humanistic Integrative Counsellor
07828282216 / 07828 282216
As a Person Centred counsellor I believe the individual is the only true expert on his or herself. I feel we all have the inner resources and answers within us to lead happy and fulfilling lives. However, at times it can be hard to hear this inner wisdom and guidance through the noise of modern life, anxiety and at times deep emotional pain. I view each person as an individual, and I strive to understand your unique experience and view of the world.
My role is to offer an environment built on compassion, a non-judgemental attitude and authentic presence, where you can discover meaningful insight about yourself. I believe the counselling relationship is a joint endeavour; a collaboration between 2 people to aid support, facilitate emotional healing and nurture growth.
I passionately believe we all deserve recognition, acceptance and support within a safe space as we navigate our own personal evolution. I specialise in working with anxiety, the inner critic, attachment style, loss/grief/isolation, the highly sensitive personality trait and building healthy boundaries. (and online work)
For me, counselling is YOUR space to express, explore and make sense of your inner world in safety. How often do you allow yourself time to be this important?
Additionally, as an integrative practitioner I also incorporate many counselling approaches or schools of thought to find a way of working that is right for you. Please read the qualification section to read the other approaches I am able to bring into our work.
Finding the right counsellor is crucial to your experience, therefore I offer an introductory session for £20 and would love to hear from you.
Please find further information on my website:- firstname.lastname@example.org
'Mo's warm and friendly manner combined with her professionalism means that I feel in safe hands to explore difficult issues. She is both intuitive and open, so she asks the right questions at the right time. Her thoughtfulness and thorough approach is very encouraging in moving forward and getting to the root of issues in a gentle and supportive environment. Since talking to Mo, I have challenged myself and really grown as a person. I can't recommend Mo enough.'
'Being counselled by Mo has been a really positive experience. Mo has created a secure space for me where I have been able to explore some sensitive issues from my past and in particular a difficult family relationship. I have found Mo to be totally alongside me, warm, gentle and non judgemental. I have found old stuck ways of being are gradually shifting. I find that I sleep better, and feel more empowered to cope with life. I am more accepting of both myself and others and feel more open to change. I have always felt really understood and supported by Mo and look forward to our sessions '
'I started seeing Mo because I wanted to address the anxiety I had all my life but I was starting to find overwhelming. Mo listened to the way I wanted to work and has helped me find new ways to deal with my anxiety as well as looking deeper at where my anxiety comes from so I have been able to make changes in myself and my life that have made me feel calmer, happier and much better at coping with anxiety.'
'Many thanks for your thoughtful steering and input. It's been valuable at a time I needed a guide more steady than myself'
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified Humanistic Integrative Counsellor (Dips). The means I work from a Person Centred Foundation integrating other modes of counselling such as CBT, Gestalt, Psychotherapy, Transactional Analysis, Existential philosophy, Mindfullness and Focussing. Since qualification my style has grown to encompass other approaches of counselling of which I have briefly outlined below:-
I practice Compassion Focused Therapy, which is especially useful when working with anxiety and the self-critic. Here we explore the impact of the threat and self protection system (fight, flight, freeze behaviours). And work to reduce difficult feelings such as shame, build compassionate qualities and cultivate a self-soothing system.
I also incorporate Attachment theory during my work in order to uncover and understand the dynamics within family relationships and romantic partnerships. This can be especially helpful when looking to change patterns of behaviour and facilitate growth in close relationships.
During my work as Substance Mis-Use Counsellor I also use Motivational Interviewing and Brief Solutions Focussed Therapy. This style of counselling can assist in releasing and/or a re-framing difficult emotions so you can move forward in life. For example, asking various questions so that we not only explore your experience but also discover alternative views of the situation.
During my work with CRUSE Bereavement Care I received in depth training on coping with bereavement and loss. I have extensive experience holding the space for clients coming to terms with the profound pain of grief, loss and isolation.
I am also qualified in providing Online Counselling. This may take the form of e-mails, instant messaging or Skype. Counselling online offers anonymity, flexibility around timings and convenience if you are unable to leave your home, live remotely or you are not comfortable with working face to face. This form of therapy can be incredibly powerful as the act of writing feelings down can open channels to inner wisdom and compassion that have previously been dormant.
I have wide range of experience working with people encountering:-
- Anxiety Substance Misuse
- Depression Low self esteem/self hatred
- Bereavement and loss Loneliness/Isolation
- Stress Trauma
- Relationship difficulties Family Dynamics
- Sexual abuse Physical/Emotional abuse
- Identity concerns Changes and transitions is life
- Ageing Sexuality
- Managing overwhelming feelings Spiritual/existential questions
- Difficulties letting go Self exploration/acceptance
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Existential therapy
- Gestalt therapy
- Humanistic therapies
Standard Session - £40 for a 50 minute session
Counselling Students - £30 for a 50 minute session
Introductory First Session - £20
E-mail sessions - £30
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Daytime and evening appointments available
Types of client