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I've been contacting a therapists/psychologists and speaking yesterday they told me I will need a level 4 intervention when I eventually get seen by someone, can anyone tell me what the level 4 means? 

I'm a little worried as she made it sound like it was a serious matter. 

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Hi. Alexandria.

Oh, for goodness sake! It's all done to impress. I have never heard of it in all my years in counselling. What's wrong with good old fashioned words like 'Counselling'. 'Level four', what the heck is that supposed to mean? Rubbish! Take no notice. Now they have put the frighteners on you and you are worried.  Is that what good therapy is about, to worry you? I get a bit angry at this because I have seen it so many times before. So many get frightened by long words and silly phrases that are mostly meaningless. I bet a pound that level four is more expensive that level one. See what I mean? There are so many these day who cash in on peoples suffering because you become desperate. If you need to talk, and it's a good idea to do so, find a good counsellor/therapist of the old school. Straight forward stiff with no gimmicks. I see you are in the UK. This can't be NHS can it?

You will be fine if you use your intuition about who feels good for you.     Jon.

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The thresholds model identifies four levels of need:

Level 1: Children with no additional needs;

Level 2: Children with additional needs requiring a single agency response;

Level 3: Children with additional needs requiring a multi-agency response;

Level 4: Children with complex or acute needs.

It applies to children and young adults.  A completely irrelevant way of splitting up needs by 'grades' .. what a load of rubbish.  Take no notice Alexandria.  It's the usual posturing  

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Yes Mark, and I wonder how they know what you need without talking to you a lot. It takes many sessions to know how someone feels. And even then many more to get it right. If you only fill up a form is that good enough? It's a bit like these self assessment forms for anxiety and depression. "Do you feel down all day?" Of course I bloody well do, that's depression, isn't it? "Do you feel anxious at night". NO, all the bloody time. For goodness sake! That's anxiety isn't it?      Jon.

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Yeah this is on the NHS so luckily I don't have to fork out for it! 

But thank you both for putting my mind at ease, its not often i worry about things like that but it was the way she said it I guess?
Im willing to try anything as long as it gets me doing better and getting out the house

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