Jane Gould MBACP (Accred), UKRCP Reg. Ind. Counsellor/Psychotherapist
Lotus Therapy Centre
At The Nottingham Road Clinic
195 Nottingham Road
07976 795813 / 07976 795813
Thanks for reading my profile. I've included a lot of information here in an attempt to answer as many of your questions as possible and to make sure you have all the information you need before deciding if therapy is the right thing for you. Please call or email me if you would like further information. As a qualified and accredited Psychotherapist/Counsellor with over 15 years experience, I understand how important it is to choose the right counsellor/therapist and find someone you feel comfortable enough to talk through difficult issues with. I always suggest attending an initial session to gain experience of what the sessions will feel like and to decide if you've found the right person for you. There is no obligation to book further sessions after this. I am a Person-Centred practitioner and clinical supervisor and have worked with adults and children of all ages as well as couples and families/work colleagues. I have enhanced CRB clearance and am fully insured. My practice is based in The Annex building at Nottingham Road Clinic in Mansfield. It is a therapeutic and private space in which you can explore your personal experiences.
What is Counselling/Psychotherapy
Counselling/Psychotherapy is an opportunity for people to explore problems they may be experiencing or to talk through traumatic or distressing events in their lives. Sharing these with a trained professional can help you to come to terms with your feelings and/or find solutions to your problems. Counselling is usually shorter term work that focuses on one particular problem and isn't so in-depth. Psychotherapy tends to be a longer process and involves the therapist and client working together at relational depth and exploring both past and present experiences. It can be more helpful for past trauma such as sexual abuse, rape or for complex bereavement.
A person-centred therapist puts the trust in the client to work out what is best for them and to find ways of moving forward. The therapy isn't directive or advice based but focuses on a relational process between the client and their therapist as well as all your other relationships. The BACP (British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy) has produced information leaflets that you may find useful when looking for the right therapist for you. You can find their information by entering 'Find a therapist' into your search engine on your computer.
We all experience difficulty in our relationships throughout our lives; work stresses and strains, differences in parenting style, blended families (step parents/children, adoption), financial problems, differing ambitions and expectations, illness, sexual issues, children's behaviour, exam stress - these are a few of the issues that can put a strain on relationships. Partners and family members will all have differing coping styles including; talking things through, withdrawing, becoming down, anxious or angry. It can feel almost impossible to work through our relationship difficulties when our styles of coping clash and our needs feel so different. My work in this area focuses on creating an environment where you can talk openly and honestly with each other. It encourages more effective communication and an opportunity to explore problems and find ways of understanding each other and moving forward. My training in this work is also person-centred and encompasses the same philosophy although I draw on other approaches to help people understand barriers to communication and to make sense of their relational dynamics.
Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy - DDP/Attachment Focused Family Therapy
This approach supports me in my work with children/young people and their families. If you are interested in this approach please call me to talk through the benefits, how I work and how I may be able to help you. DDP is a really helpful therapy for any family experiencing difficulties in managing their child/children. I have used the approach successfully with children with ADHD and anxiety problems. Children/young people can experience difficulties throughout their early and teenage years which may exhibit as behaviour difficulties, withdrawing and isolation, family conflict and school problems. My DDP/attachment focused approach aims to help parents and children communicate more successfully and for parents to understand their child’s behaviour and find ways to bring the family unit closer together.
Work with adopted/foster children & young people
Dan Hughes, a Clinical Psychologist, advocates Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP) as a treatment for families with adopted or fostered children who have experienced neglect and abuse in their birth families and suffered from significant developmental trauma. We now know that babies and young children will be impacted by removal from their birth families, however necessary this was. DDP is based on and brings together attachment theory, what we understand about developmental trauma, the neurobiology of trauma, attachment and caregiving, intersubjectivity theory and child development.
Troubled children may have had many changes in the people who look after them and find it hard to trust adults. They may believe that parents aren’t safe and can’t always be turned to for comfort and help. They may develop insecure attachments and try to stop their new parents from becoming emotionally close to them.The therapy helps the children learn to trust. It is family-based and involves the child with his or her caregivers. I have worked with local authorities to provide therapy to adopted children and their families which has been funded by the Adoption Support Fund. You can find out more by ringing me or through www.adoptionsupportfund.co.uk.
Read more at: ddpnetwork.org
I have a great deal of experience of working across the age ranges with adults, children, young people, couples and families. I have worked with a wide range of issues including; bereavement; relationship difficulties; anxiety and depression; low self esteem and confidence; adoption issues both from the adopter, adopted and birth relative perspective; baby loss and infertility; work problems; stress; post natal depression; rape, sexual and physical abuse; health problems; domestic violence; anger management. I have worked with children and families where there is a diagnosis of ASD or ADHD or where there are concerns about behaviour issues or self harm. Working for an adoption agency has given me significant insight and experience into working with all those impacted by adoption.
As a fully qualified Clinical Supervisor I work with qualified and trainee therapists as well as professionals who work within the NHS, probation, domestic violence and Education sector.
Working for several years within a counselling organisation for children and young people aged between 10 and 25 years gave me significant experience in this area. I also worked extensively as a clinical supervisor with trainee and volunteer counsellors. I worked within an NHS setting from 2009 to 2012 counselling hospital patients and their relatives.
I currently work for an adoption agency providing counselling to birth relatives of adopted children.
I have worked privately since 2010 and moved to Nottingham Road 2 years ago. I have a dedicated building there which is separate from the main clinic and has its own entrance and disabled toilet facilities. There is access for wheelchair users and is on the ground floor. There is free and plentiful parking within the clinic grounds and is on a regular and main bus route.
I am pleased to announce that Jenny Quin-Smith has joined my practice and will be offering reflexology and massage
See more details on my website www.lotustherapynrc.co.uk
Reflexology is a gentle and non-invasive complementary therapy that works on the theory that the whole body is mirrored in the feet, as reflexes. By applying varying degrees of pressure on these reflex points, it helps to bring stimulation, circulation and healing energy to the parts of the body that need it. This helps to bring the body back to a state of balance.
Jenny is qualified in aromatherapy massage and Hopi ear candles. Please call her for more information.
£40 per session (1 Hour)
Phone: 07903 320235
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Person-Centred Psychotherapy & Counselling, Temenos, Sheffield
- Diploma in Person-Centred Clinical Supervision, Temenos
- Post Graduate Certificate: PCT/CBT: A Critical Dialogue, Temenos
- BACP Accreditation 2011
- UKRCP Registered Independent Counsellor/Psychotherapist 2011
- Advanced Post Diploma Certificate Course-Person Centred Couples Counselling, Counselling Works, Milton Keynes
- Rewind Technique Training for use in PTSD, with David Muss (originator of Rewind Technique), Clinical Director, BMI Edgbaston Hospital, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Unit
- Post Graduate Certificate in SEN - managing behaviour, Derby University
- Certificate in DDP Level 1, Adoptionplus, Milton Keynes
Private Counselling Practice - 2010 - Ongoing
NHS - 2009 - 2012
Local Government Counselling Organisation - 1999 - 2011
Adoption Agency - 2012 - Ongoing
Private Practice - 2010 - Ongoing
Young People's Counselling organisation, agency supervisor - 2010 - Ongoing
Local Government - 2007 - 2011
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have specialist interest and experience working in the area of depression and anxiety, adoption, bereavement, infertility, baby loss, miscarriage, stillbirth and neo natal death.
I have a wide range of experience of working with children and young people aged between 6 and 21 years as well as adults of all ages. I have enhanced CRB clearance.
I have undertaken training in relationship therapy and work with couples, colleagues and family members and have a wide range of experience in this area.
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Counselling: £60 per 50 minute session
Couples Counselling/Family work: £75 per 60 minute session
Clinical supervision: Please contact me for details
Please contact me for details of fees for DDP work funded via the ASF
Drinks and toilet facilities available.
Regular bus service between Mansfield town centre, Nottingham and Rainworth, Blidworth, Newark.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I can offer daytime and evening appointments
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
My supervision career began in 2007 and I completed a 2 year Person-centred supervision diploma at Temenos in Sheffield in 2009.View supervision profile