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Lorraine Burley

Bridge Counsellor, based at Cygnus support

What’s your role in a nutshell?

I am the counsellor on the Bridge Project, this requires me to process new referrals monitor the waiting list, carry out assessments and counsel individuals for a total of 7 weeks.



Do you have a secret talent for anything?

No, or perhaps it is so secret, I am not aware of it?

What’s the best part of your job?

I feel privileged to do the job that I do and to work with such a great team, who I consider to be friends not just work colleagues; it is a pleasure to come to work every day.

Supporting people through difficult times and seeing the positive changes in them has got to be the most rewarding part of my job.

What do your colleagues say is your best quality? 

Well I’m not sure what they would say to that, it’s not something I have ever asked them.

What’s your favourite memory/proudest memory?

Having my son/seeing him for the first time.

What’s your favourite food?

I like a range of food, but particularly enjoy it if I am eating out.

What do you like doing in your spare time?

Go to the gym, gardening, or spa days.