Jane Gould MBACP (Accred), UKRCP Reg. Ind. Counsellor/Psychotherapist

Jane Gould MBACP (Accred), UKRCP Reg. Ind. Counsellor/Psychotherapist

Lotus Therapy Ltd.
54 Nottingham Road
NG18 1BN

07976 795813

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About me

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.

Couples/Relationship/Family Counselling

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 please call me to talk through the benefits, how I work and how I may be able to help you. My work with families aims to support parents in developing an empathic parenting style and can be helpful for children with ADHD, ASD, challenging behaviour 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. DDP/attachment focused training supports my understanding of the impact of early years experiences and my own therapeutic approach aims to help parents and children communicate more successfully and supports 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, using my DDP training to support my personal psychotherapeutic approach, providing 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.

Clinical Supervision

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.  

Organisational experience

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.

Private practice

I have worked privately since 2010 and now work from 54 Nottingham Road. I have a dedicated building which is beautifully furnished and other therapists, including holistic therapists hire rooms there. There is plentiful parking close to the building. Road parking is free for up to 1 hour, the car park charges 60p per hour or £1 for two hours and the Water Meadows car park is free after 3pm.

Rooms to hire

My rooms are decorated and furnished to a really high standard and are available to hire. Please find more information at:


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

Counselling/Psychotherapy Background

Private Counselling Practice - 2010 - Ongoing

NHS - 2009 - 2012

Local Government Counselling Organisation - 1999 - 2011

Adoption Agency - 2012 - Ongoing

Clinical Supervision

Private Practice - 2010 - Ongoing

Young People's Counselling organisation, agency supervisor - 2010 - Ongoing

Local Government - 2007 - 2011

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Areas of counselling I deal with

        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 DBS 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/Therapy: £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 Adoption Support Fund

        Privacy Statement: In line with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), any personal information you send via this website, will only be used in order for me to contact you. Your personal details will not be retained for any other purpose, nor will they be shared with any other organisation. By contacting me you are agreeing to me holding your information for the purpose of contacting you only.

        Further information

        Plentiful parking. Within walking distance of the main town centre and the bus and train stations.

        Drinks and toilet facilities available.

        My building is across from Ciao Bella Restaurant, directly opposite the top end of Water Meadows car park.

        Privacy Statement: In line with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), any personal information you send via this website, will only be used in order for me to contact you. Your personal details will not be retained for any other purpose, nor will they be shared with any other organisation. By contacting me you are agreeing to me holding your information for the purpose of contacting you only.

        Maps & Directions

        Mansfield, NG18 1BN

        Type of session

        Online counselling: Yes
        Telephone counselling: Yes
        Face to face counselling: Yes
        Home visits: No

        Practical details

        Sign language: No
        Other languages: None


        Accessibility information
        Wheelchair access: Unspecified


        I can offer daytime and appointments up to 5pm in the evenings

        Types of client

        Young people
        Older adults
        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.

        Online supervision:Yes
        Telephone supervision:Yes
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