Louise Didcock

Louise Didcock

Louise Didcock

I have enjoyed studying at South Essex College, the tutors are very helpful and if there is anything that I don’t understand, they go out of their way to help me to understand.

Course studied
Access to Higher Education (Counselling) Level 3 Diploma
I have enjoyed studying at South Essex College, the tutors are very helpful and if there is anything that I don’t understand, they go out of their way to help me to understand.

Hello, my name is Louise, I am studying Level 3 counselling at South Essex College and this is my story.

I chose counselling because I wanted to be a counsellor for many, many years. I had been for a couple of interviews to train to be a counsellor previously and even though I knew I wouldn’t get them, something just drew me there. The time wasn’t right and the money wasn’t there. Later on in life when I could afford to study, I felt the time was right and here I am.

I would say that studying is a very good move for me because it is something I want to do, and the only way to do it is to study and get a qualification. I believe that age is just a number.

I have enjoyed studying at South Essex College, the tutors are very helpful and if there is anything that I don’t understand, they go out of their way to help me to understand.

Once I leave my intention is to work voluntarily for several agencies and later on if anything is offered to me part-time in a paid capacity then I would be interested, but I am quite happy to stay voluntary.

I would like to be involved in bereavement counselling because that was a placement that I didn’t manage to get which I am sure that I will get next time I apply.

I am going to work with MIND shortly and if I am happy there I would like to continue because I think it is a very worthwhile service.

The way I feel is that if I really want to do something I will do it. There are all the resources out there to help me do it and that has been the case at South Essex College.