We provide FREE counselling to the Launceston Community

V Learning Net is an organisational member of BACP

What is SILC?

Step into Learning has been successfully running counselling courses for a number of years and have now created SILC to provide a beneficial free counselling service to the community of Launceston.

A counselling Coordinator manages the provision with two counselling supervisors to ensure the highest ethical practice is maintained and that the client and the trainee counsellor can meet in a safe environment. All of the management team are highly qualified counsellors with years of specialised training and experience.

What is Counselling?

Counselling is a therapeutic approach that can provide clients with the opportunity to be listened to and supported as they work through difficulties in their lives. Working with a counsellor means that a person can be supported through what may be some very painful or difficult situations.


Who will my counsellor be?

Our trainee counsellors are:

  • In the final year of their diploma qualification and have been assessed as “fit to practice”
  • Fully insured under the V Learning Net company Insurance Policy
  • Receive regular professional supervision
  • Members of or in the process of joining a governing body such as BACP or NCS 

What can I expect from my sessions?

Therapy offers you a safe, confidential place to talk about your life and anything that may be confusing, painful, or uncomfortable. It allows you to talk with someone trained to listen attentively and help you improve things (BACP 2010). Counselling can help to give you the tools to move forward in your life by being listened to and supported as you make sense of your situation.

Making a Referral

If you think an adult or young person 15+ would benefit from counselling, it can be helpful to discuss it with them first to see what they think. However, if you want to chat with the Counselling Coordinator first to talk the situation over, you are always welcome to do so. Adults or young people are welcome to make contact with SILC themselves.

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For more detailed information on our  Counselling Services please contact us on silc@vlearningnet.org.uk or call us on 01566 770729

Would you like more information?

If you would like more information on any of the courses listed on our website or you just want to have a friendly chat with our team, then get in touch with us today.