Maurice Richards (MBACP). Individual, Couple & Family Relate Trained Counsellor
I am a Relate trained counsellor and supervisor with more than 20 years experience. I can offer an accepting space for individuals, couples or families to explore issues in safety and with confidentiality. If you decide you’d like to come for an initial meeting with me, you would have the opportunity to discuss your needs and a way of working that suits you. I am experienced in many different counselling models, but the most important thing is finding a way that suits you and your needs. I offer both short term and longer term counselling. The length depending on the issues you want to work through.
I work with individuals and also, being a Relate trained counsellor, I have worked extensively with couples and families. I can offer a background of rich experience working with many different issues and problems that can arise between a couple or a family. I work in a way that encourages everyone within the couple or family to have time to speak and be heard.
I am experienced in working alongside people who have problems and difficulties such as anxiety, bereavement, stress, past trauma, or relationship issues for example. If you’d like to discuss ways in which I might be able to help you work through your needs, please contact me either by email or telephone. I’d be happy to discuss your needs with you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I completed my person centred counselling advanced diploma in 2003. I’ve worked for Relate Cornwall, Cruse bereavement service and Cornwall rape and sexual abuse centre. I’ve taken many courses to add to my experience, such as specialist training in couples and family counselling. I am also a trained supervisor, both for Relate and privately. I am a registered member of BACP.
- European Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. 2003
- Working with families (Relate) 2014
- Advanced Diploma in Supervision. 2009 (Iron Mill).
- Certificate in Supervision, Mentoring and Coaching. 2009 (Iron Mill).
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
I offer a free half hour face to face meeting to see if you feel comfortable working with me.
My fees are: £35 for an hour session -individuals.
£45 per hour - couples and families.
(I offer reduced rates for students. I also offer limited concessions in special circumstances.)
£50 per 1.5 hours. i offer reduced rates for student counsellors.
Please feel free to contact me by email or telephone.
I offer face to face counselling and supervision. I work from private counselling rooms in different areas of Cornwall. Or I can come to your own home if that is more convenient for you. Please contact me for further details.
Please contact me by email or telephone. If I’m not available please do leave a message and I will get back to you.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I can visit in your own home, if accessibility is a difficulty for you.
I offer flexible appointments. Please contact me for details.
Types of client
Supervision & training