Hello, I'm Mal Jones. As a result of COVID 19, I am currently offering sessions by telephone or zoom. I am a qualified Person-Centred counsellor with 6 years experience of working with with men and women aged 16-70 who have experienced trauma as a result of Sexual Assault or Domestic Abuse, and who present with a wide range of issues such as anxiety, panic attacks, depression, self harm and suicidal thoughts, addiction and bereavement.
The foundation of how I work is based upon creating a space in which you feel unconditionally valued and safe to take your sessions with me in whatever direction you need them to go in. I also 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.
I see myself, and have been told by clients, that I am both warm and “unflappable”. I am a non judgmental 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 Counsellor 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 have also completed several training courses on the safe and effective treatment of trauma with world leading experts.
I have 6 years experience of working with people 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.
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session
My fees are £45 per hour, but I offer a discount rate for students which can be discussed at initial consultation.
Concessions offered for
I am currently only able to offer sessions on Mondays between 2:30pm and 7pm.
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.