Please note: I am unable to take general enquiries until 25th February 2022

About me

Hello, I'm Mal Jones.   I am currently offering sessions by telephone or zoom.  I am a qualified Person-Centred counsellor and IFS Level 1 Therapist with over 6 years experience of working with people aged 16-70 who have experienced trauma and who present with a wide range of issues such as anxiety, panic attacks, depression, self harm and suicidal thoughts, addiction and bereavement.

 I use trauma informed, evidence based practice and techniques to aid you in working safely through any issues you bring to your sessions, and am really passionate around adapting what I offer to suit a client, rather than expecting a client to adapt to my way of working. 

The main type of therapy i offer is IFS
(Internal Family Systems).  IFS is evidence based and trauma informed. In IFS, we see ourselves as having "parts" to our personality.  Some parts of us carry wounds from our past,  whilst other parts have had to take on the role of either preventing those wounds from hurting us, or putting a stop to the hurt when it does surface.   By welcoming, knowing and loving all parts of us, we can heal long held and complex trauma,  get to know ourselves at a deeper level, and change the way we connect with ourselves and those around us. 

I see myself, and have been told by clients, that I am both warm and “unflappable”.  I am a non- judgemental and empathic person, who creates a therapeutic environment where you can feel safe, listened to, held and confident in expressing vulnerability.  In particular, I aim for my sense of humour to come across, and notice how shared laughter can be a powerful enabler of any relationship.

Choosing a Therapist can be really tough (I've been there myself!), and it's so  important that you find one who is right for you.  You can find out loads more about me and the way I work by taking a look at my website and reading some of the blogs I've written, and of course you can call or email to find out more without any obligation or fee.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy from the university of Aberdeen, am a registered member of the BACP, and am a qualified ISVA (Independent Sexual Violence Advisor).  I am also certified to Level 1 in Internal Family Systems Therapy.

I have over 6 years experience of working with adults and teenagers effected by Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence within a charity setting, and this is where my expertise is.  Through this, I have gained experience with a huge range of issues, from anxiety, depression and panic attacks, to complex and early childhood trauma, PTSD and personality disorders.  I also have experience supporting parents of children who have experienced trauma.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

My fees are £50 per hour, but I offer a discount rate for students which can be discussed at initial consultation.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I am currently only able to offer sessions on Mondays, however Tuesday sessions will be available from 1st April.

Further information

Take a look around my website to learn more about me, what I can offer and to read my blogs.  If you send me a message via counselling directory, I aim to reply to you the next working day, but please ensure you check your spam email folder just in case my reply is automatically filtered.

Carlisle
CA2

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a Counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

I currently offer sessions by phone or video call, so I am fully accessible.

Online platforms

Zoom