In this counsellor spotlight we speak to Glenn who is of of our counsellors at Sue Lambert Trust. Glenn explains why he enjoys supporting Sue Lambert Trust and he decided to join us and talks about his home life and love of Chinese food.
1 – What lead you to your role working / volunteering at Sue Lambert Trust?
I’d qualified as a psychotherapist in 2014 in London and volunteered for various organisations including a HIV support charity, Berkshire Counselling Services and also Missing People. When I moved to Norfolk I was keen to continue in a volunteering role and having read what the Trust did I offered up my services and began working here in 2022.
2 – What do you like most about working for Sue Lambert Trust?
Sue Lambert’s an incredibly supportive environment, one that stretches beyond its clients and out to everyone working here.
1 – What do you like doing in your spare time, what are your hobbies or interests outside of work?
I’d love to say I do something like Appalachian Clog dancing or I’m busy learning the language of the Kalahari Bushmen but I can’t because sadly I’m not. I enjoy hiking, cooking, reading and playing the guitar. I’m lucky enough to have made a good circle of friends since I came to Norfolk so the majority of my weekends are spent socialising and exploring the area.
2 – What’s your favourite food or meal?
In the 1980s I was lucky enough to go to China, the food there was amazing so I tend to be biased towards Oriental style foods although I’m not sure if that’s just for nostalgic reasons.
3 – What’s your favourite place to visit in Norfolk?
I haven’t been here very long. I met some friends last year in a village that had a pub, a church and a stable-like area that was converted into small businesses. There was also an enormous park that lead onto some sort of stately home. It was a really nice place but I’ve no idea where it was. I did phone my friends while I was writing this but unfortunately I got their answer machine that told me they’d be away for two weeks so I’ve still no idea what it was called.
4 – If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be?
I’d love to go to Tibet. Some years back I had a trip planned, my visa had been approved and I was raring to go but then, unfortunately, two weeks before my flight the Chinese invaded and closed the borders to foreign visitors.
Despite what happened it hasn’t put me off eating Chinese food.
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.