Lisa finds that volunteering for VS helps with her training as a counsellor
Lisa is training to be a counsellor and volunteered for Victim Support in 2008 after her tutor recommended that she would get a lot out of it.
She said: “I wanted to do some volunteer work alongside my counselling training and it has given me the opportunity to undertake lots of other training such as helping victims of domestic violence, homicide and how to support witnesses and victims face-to-face and on the telephone.
“I remember being so nervous when I made my first home visit but when I left, it was such a great feeling to know how helpful I had been.
“I have enjoyed it massively and found that I relish the challenge of overcoming the more difficult cases. I am hoping to qualify as a counsellor in July but will definitely keep volunteering for Victim Support.
“I wasn’t very confident when I was growing up and this has helped me to become more sure of myself and realise what a difference I can make in helping other people through what can be a very traumatic time.
“My husband Jason and my family have been so supportive and I would like to thank them for their faith in me. I know that they are proud!”