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At Training for Counsellors, we pride ourselves on being able to offer quality training and learning opportunities, honouring the same values that we bring to our therapeutic practice. Working from person-centred principles of learning and education, our aim is to create a space in which learning is facilitated in ways that makes learning collaborative, experiential, informative and enjoyable.


The courses that we deliver are designed and developed to exacting standards and are either already recognised by professional bodies or in progress of gaining that accreditation. Meanwhile, the CPD is current and relevant. We actively seek  - and are proud - to work with others, inviting practitioners who are knowledgeable and experienced in their special fields of interest to provide the best learning opportunities possible to help us to keep up with the changing demands of our work. 


Our bespoke training space nestled near the M65 in Blackburn is purposefully design for experiential learning and intimate group work. If you are looking for a flexible space to offer group supervision or training we may be able to help.

Samantha Crapnell MACPP, MNCPS (Accred), MBACP, CIPD


Roles at Training for Counsellors: Owner of Training for Counsellors, Course Lead of Advanced Diploma in Clinical Supervision and Co-Course Lead of Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

Sam is a Professional Accredited Therapeutic Counsellor, Clinical Supervisor, Training Facilitator, Personal Development Facilitator and Executive Coach. Working mostly in private practice now, she also has experience of working with the charity sector, adults and young people in education. Her therapeutic work most commonly addresses aspects of anxiety, depression and relational trauma. As a neurodiverse practitioner herself,she has developing understanding of the nuanced needs of neurodiverse adult learners.

She is active in the counselling community, providing opportunities for continuing professional development which enhance practice and is currently studying for her Professional Doctorate with a specialist interest in the personal and professional learning and development of counsellors.  

You  can find Sam in private practice at Number 11 counselling, in Darwen, Lancashire.

Andrea Orme-Wright

Role at Training for Counsellors: Administrator and God-Send

Andrea is a qualified and experienced Therapeutic Counsellor and Clinical Supervisor. With experience of working with children, adults and family, she is currently involved in valuable work supporting clients and families experiencing bereavement at a local Hospice..As well as reestablishing her private practice, in her 'spare' time, she supports us and keeps the Training for Counsellors associates in check with our training coordination. Andrea lives in Darwen with her lovely family.

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