Niki Gould

Head of Women's Community Services

Niki manages the Women’s Community Services for the Nelson Trust including our Women’s Centres in Gloucester, Swindon and Bridgwater, offering holistic support to women involved in the Criminal Justice System and women with multiple and complex needs.

Niki’s background is Psychology, graduating from The University of a Bath in 2006 and she has recently completed a Masters Degree in Forensic Psychology. Her dissertation researched women’s experiences of prison and release, identifying Connectedness, Identity and Motherhood as prominent themes.

Niki has worked for the Nelson Trust for eight years and prior to this she worked with Adults with Autistic Spectrum Disorders, and adults experiencing Severe and Enduring Mental Health Issues. She has previously worked within the Private Sector, the NHS and HM Prison Service.

“I am passionate about supporting people to achieve recovery and lasting change and I believe that all women should be given the opportunity to access the support they deserve. I value the principles of offering a safe, non-judgemental, gender-responsive environment in which women can thrive. By utilising a trauma-informed approach, based on relational theory we promote trust, acceptance, hope and empowerment.”

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