In this counsellor spotlight we speak to Giedre who is one of our newest counsellors at Sue Lambert Trust, based in Gt Yarmouth. Here Giedre explains why she decided to join us and talks about the importance of counselling.
What inspired you to join the Sue Lambert Trust as a volunteer counsellor?
I’ve always wanted to help people who are struggling with their mental health. I knew that it is possible to heal your psyche to live a fulfilling life, and the Sue Lambert Trust gave me a wonderful opportunity to do just what I wanted to do – to help people who are experiencing pain and trauma, to simply be with them, listen and support them as much as I can.
What do you think is the most rewarding part of being a volunteer counsellor?
Knowing that every single person has a chance of improving their mental wellbeing motivates me to be there for them as a counsellor. Anyone can make a difference in people’s lives by being kind and simply being human. Even if it’s a small difference, a small change, that small step sooner or later can lead people to big life transitions and paths, something they never knew existed in them before.
What do you think are the benefits of volunteering at the Sue Lambert Trust?
It’s invaluable experience to be able to help people, and it’s a privilege to be able to lift someone up when they need it most, to help them heal and live. It’s also a chance to develop as an individual while growing your professional career in counselling.
What advice would you give to someone else thinking of becoming a volunteer counsellor?
If you are looking for a genuine, warm and friendly environment to fulfil your internal calling for counselling – Sue Lambert Trust is the right place to choose. I’ve never met more genuine and welcoming people in my life. Such a warm and cosy environment, atmosphere, and people. I’m grateful for the opportunity to be able to work here and grow as a person.
My personal way of working with people is the psychodynamic counselling approach. It’s about analysing our feelings and our past, exploring our minds in the counselling room, finding what’s hidden deep within and working with that.
If you are a qualified professional counsellor or training to become a counsellor, please join us!
We have offices in Great Yarmouth and Norwich where face to face counselling takes place and offer online appointments too.
Find out more and apply for a volunteer role here or please call 01603 622406. We look forward to hearing from you.