Dr Gould is a qualified psychologist and psychotherapist with extensive and varied experience within the NHS and private sector. She has experience providing brief and longer-term psychological therapy to adults, children and adolescents. Dr Gould has worked with a wide spectrum of mental health difficulties, from those that are mild and moderate to struggles that are more complex, severe and enduring. Some of the settings she has worked within includes primary care, community mental health teams, child and adolescent mental health services, complex cases teams and inpatient wards.
Dr Gould has a special research interest in leadership and the specific issues that managers and leaders face. She has completed her doctoral research in this field, interviewing female and male leaders of FTSE 250 companies and equivalent in order to gain understanding of the contemporary pressures and often competing demands placed upon real-world leaders. Dr Gould has published work within this subject area and presented her findings at conferences. Prior to training as a Psychologist and psychotherapist, she has worked within the corporate world, completing a Masters in Business Administration during this time.
Dr Gould is an integrative psychologist, meaning that she draws upon a range of theories to create a coherent, tailor-made approach that uniquely addresses the specific struggles of my clients. Some of the approaches Dr Gould uses are psychodynamic psychotherapy, mindfulness-based therapy, cognitive-behavioural therapy, client-centred therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy and metallization-based therapy. Dr Gould believes that therapeutic approaches mean more when used within a warm, compassionate and non-judgemental therapeutic relationship, in which her clients feel safe and secure enough to think and talk about what has brought them to therapy.
PsychD Psychotherapeutic and Counselling Psychology
Diploma in Counselling
BSc Honours Criminology and Psychology
Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society
Registered psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council