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Meet Samantha Greenall, Level 4 Therapeutic Counselling student

Samantha Greenall

Samantha Greenall began studying at the college in 2020 on an Introduction to Counselling course and since then has progressed through the levels, leading her to the Level 4 Therapeutic Counselling course. During this time, Samantha has overcome a great deal in her personal life and praises the course as being a lifeline for her.

Samantha, a devoted single-parent to two boys who also study at Warrington & Vale Royal College, had never considered the possibility of completing a course such as the Level 4 Therapeutic Counselling, due to a lack of confidence in herself and large amounts of self-doubt. That all changed when, whilst scrolling through Facebook, Samantha first discovered counselling courses at our college. She thought the course sounded interesting and decided to take the bold step towards her future dream career.

During her time as a student at Warrington & Vale Royal College, Samantha has felt incredibly supported by her tutor, who has always encouraged her and fellow classmates to try their best. Before becoming a student, Samantha did not consider herself particularly academic or assertive, but tells us that she has grown a lot on the course and is now more self-assured. She says: “Now, I am confident.”

A particular draw to the college for Samantha was its ideal location and the convenience offered by the course. She was able to choose a day to study that best suited her, meaning her studies wrapped around her existing routines and commitment seamlessly. Samantha tells us that she loves the group sessions which have taught her lots about herself – and that she is seeing herself grow more and more.

In the future, Samantha hopes to have her own practice after having gained more experience working with an agency. To any other adults considering returning to education but feeling unsure, Samantha says: “Don’t say you can’t, just go and do it. You will surprise yourselves!”

Find out more about our Counselling courses here