We accept self-referrals from anyone aged 11+ resident in Norfolk. Services are delivered at our centres in Norwich and Great Yarmouth and via telephone and Zoom. Agencies are welcome to contact us to discuss any clients they may wish to signpost to us. Police and Harbour Centre staff, please call to discuss referrals.
The Sue Lambert Trust works with survivors of childhood sexual abuse, rape, sexual assault and domestic abuse, offering support to help survivors come to terms with what has happened to them. We offer a safe, secure environment where people are listened to, believed and accepted. We are trained to deal with the many issues surrounding the trauma from sexual and domestic abuse. All information is treated in the strictest confidence.
1. Counselling – We offer weekly sessions with a counsellor for up to 12 months, working one to one to help with all issues related to sexual and domestic abuse. We understand that trauma work can be a lengthy process, especially with our most complex clients. Thus, we are able to extend the length of time for counselling when this is in the best interest of the client. More info
Whilst the average waiting time for counselling is 9 months, waiting times can be up to 18 months depending on availability and demand.
2. Support – One to one support from our trained support workers including:
- help to regain confidence and manage anxiety
- help to access other services and community activities
- help with money, debt, benefits, housing
3. Self-help support groups – for women and for men. More info
4. Informal support groups – mixed groups, non-gender specific. More info
All our services are free to clients – although we welcome donations.
What to expect when you call or email to request our services
We just need to collect some basic details at first contact and, if you think our services may benefit you, we will book a 50 minute initial assessment for you. We can also sign-post you to alternative services if appropriate.
Is Sue Lambert Trust right for me?
Yes, if you:
• are ready to make changes in your life
• want to build on your strengths and learn new coping skills
• can attend regularly and actively engage in the counselling process
• accept that there may be a long wait for counselling although other services including support groups are available
What we can’t provide:
• crisis and out-of-hours support
• a refuge or drop-in centre
• medication or mental health diagnosis
• emergency medical care
• couples counselling or family therapy
• helpline support
Due to demand our assessment booking line is closed until 9th August.
Information on how to arrange an assessment will be published here when we re-open for bookings.
Sue Lambert Trust is a company limited by guarantee, registration number: 06217814
and a registered charity in the UK, number: 1120957