Malcolm Jones

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PgDip Person centred counselling, IFS Level 1, MBACP (Accred
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Carlisle, Cumbria, CA5
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hello, I'm Mal Jones.   I am currently offering sessions in person, by telephone or zoom.  I am a qualified Person-Centred and integrative counsellor with over 8 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, sexual and domestic abuse, 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 types of therapy i offer are Internal Family Systems (IFS) and Brainspotting

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. 

Brainspotting is a new development in trauma treatment and a powerful way of releasing and processing trauma from our brain and body.   By finding an eye position relative to an experience, memory, or even pain, we can gain a deeper understanding of our experiences, feelings and memories.   During a Brainspotting session, you can talk as little or as much as you like and similarly to IFS, we go in a direction and at a pace which is right for you. 

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 certified to Level 1 in Internal Family Systems Therapy, phase 2 Brainspotting and have a level 6 qualification in Supervision; in person, online and by phone.

I have over 8 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

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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£50.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

My fees are £50 per hour.  I offer a discount rate for students which can be discussed at initial consultation. Consultation can be in person, online or by phone and is free (20-30mins)

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

1st available appointment is 9am, last available appointment is 7:15pm

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.

Orton Grange, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA5

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

DBS check

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My therapy room is at ground level,but does have a small step over the threshold into the room, and the doorway is not wide enough for a wheelchair, so unfortunately my room is not wheelchair accessible.

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In person

Supervision with a integrative practitioner specialising in trauma, including sexual violence and domestic abuse.

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