We provide a supportive environment for volunteer counsellors as well as those who benefit from our services.
Become a Sue Lambert Trust counsellor and support people to heal, build resilience and move forward after the trauma of sexual abuse.
You will work with us to support people who have experienced sexual assault or sexual abuse, including domestic abuse.
Sue Lambert Trust provides a supportive, kind, environment for volunteer counsellors as well as our clients.
Our volunteer counsellors benefit from peer support and professional development, ongoing training, and clinical supervision. We also pay our counsellors £25 per session, over and above the three voluntary sessions they deliver each week.
The professional therapy provided for all our clients remains free of charge.
"Because the trust is so supportive, and the work feels so important [I have] found it very heartwarming to be part of Sue Lambert Trust and [ I feel] it would be impossible not to experience that. If anyone wants the chance to belong to something bigger than their own practice then it’s a great place to join."
We provide a safe environment, administrative support, a space for reflective practice and ongoing professional development.
All volunteer counsellors take part in a thorough induction to introduce counsellors to their client group. And once part of our team, all Sue Lambert Trust counsellors benefit from essential safeguarding training every year and a continuous professional development programme. Each volunteer also receives individual and group clinical supervision.
Importantly, we offer a supportive community for our counsellors to thrive and grow.
We currently have a limited number of trainee counsellor placement vacancies available. The successful trainees must confirm that they are able to volunteer during at least one of these times at these locations:
Monday 9am - 8pm
Wednesday 1pm - 8pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 1pm
We have vacancies for qualified and experienced counsellors to support our client group. In return we offer clinical supervision, professional development opportunities, peer groups and a great place to volunteer. If you are interested get in contact with us now.
"Because the trust is so supportive, and the work feels so important [I have] found it very heartwarming to be part of Sue Lambert Trust and [ I feel] it would be impossible not to experience that. If anyone wants the chance to belong to something bigger than their own practice then it’s a great place to join."Counsellor story - Bev
"It can be incredibly challenging to witness the suffering of another human being. Therefore, working with Sue Lambert Trust as a volunteer has huge benefits both for the charity and, because of the infrastructure of support, for the counsellor. "Counsellor story - Bob
"When people hear voices, it is often associated with childhood sexual abuse. All survivors are clearly deeply affected by what happened to them, but different people deal with the trauma in different ways, one of which is voice hearing. It was because of this that I realised I wanted to work with the Sue Lambert Trust and help people who have experienced sexual violence or abuse. I currently work as a volunteer every Wednesday, alongside my private practice."Counsellor story - Asha