Bob lives with his wife in the Broadland area. A qualified counsellor, Bob has volunteered with Sue Lambert Trust since June 2018. Previously a volunteer for the Samaritans, he noticed that many callers, mostly, but not exclusively females, mentioned sexual and violent trauma as at least part of the reason for their call. At Sue Lambert Trust, Bob sees around eight clients each week.
“Despite its stresses, the work is immensely rewarding especially when clients tell you that they feel heard and can start to live without their traumatic experience affecting them so much anymore. I look forward to seeing my clients each week and building a relationship of trust with them. Helping someone to move out of the horrible shadow on their life and find their way to deal with what has happened is something which counselling can offer – as the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy say: “Counselling changes lives.”
“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. It provides an excellent opportunity for client work, and we hope counsellors continue to volunteer their services on a long-term basis.”
"Helping someone to move out of the horrible shadow on their life and find their way to deal with what has happened is something which counselling can offer."
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