Maurice Richards

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RELATE trained couple, family&individual counselling. Mbacp
Available for new clients
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Cornwall PL25 & Newquay TR7
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hello and welcome to my profile. Thank you for taking the time to consider wether we might work together.

I offer sessions via zoom or telephone anywhere in the UK. I can also offer face to face sessions in your own home or a safe space if required. 

Please contact me and we can discuss what would work best for you.

                      I offer couple, family and individual counselling.

I have over 20 years experience in:

Couple counselling.

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 experience working with many different issues and problems that can arise between a couple or a family.

You may find your relationship is in difficulty and need help talking things through with someone neutral.You may be struggling to communicate and find yourselves arguing a lot.

You might be considering separation or divorce. There may have been affairs and betrayals within the relationship.

I work in a way that encourages both of you to have time to speak and be heard.

Individual counselling.

If you are reading my profile, and you are struggling with difficulties in your life, I want you to know there is help. Counselling can be a big step to take, I recognise that, and can offer you a safe, welcoming space.

To give you an idea of how I may help you, I have worked with people having many different issues such as;

Anxiety, Panic, Depression, Trauma, Abuse, Bereavement, Stress.

Family counselling

I have also worked with families who are having difficulties. You may find your family is struggling to communicate, or the family relationship has broken down for some reason.

Maybe you are looking for help with the relationship with your children or who are in families going through separation or divorce. I have worked for Cafcass helping families through the difficult process of navigating divorce and family splits.

I am fully Relate trained and having worked for them for over 13 years I can bring that experience to work with you as a couple or family.

Relate Cornwall centre closed in 2018 and I now offer couple counselling privately in North and Mid Cornwall. I also offer sessions via zoom or telephone anywhere in the UK.


I work via zoom at a reduced cost, or I can see you in your own home in North and Mid Cornwall, Newquay, St. Austell, Bodmin/Wadebridge area, and North coast. 

I also offer sessions via zoom or telephone anywhere in the uk or abroad. 

About me.

I started counselling over 20 years ago after volunteering with Cruse bereavement and CRASAC. I am trained in person centred counselling primarily and I work in a more integrative way which means I will work in whatever way suits you best and is comfortable for you.

I am also a  Relate trained counsellor and supervisor with more than 20 years experience. I worked for Relate Cornwall in Truro and St. Austell for 13 years. Relate Cornwall closed it’s centre in February 2018 and I now offer private counselling for individuals, couples and families.

First steps.

I do know how hard it can be to make that first step to contact someone when we are struggling or having difficulties, either individually or in our relationships. I am more than happy to answer any questions or concerns or give you more information about me, how I can help and how I work. I welcome your email or telephone call without any commitment to go further.

Choosing a counsellor is very important and the person you choose has to of course, feel right for you. I offer an initial session for us to see if we can work together and then you can decide if you would like further sessions without any obligation. I hope to make that first step less daunting. At the first session, you have opportunity to tell me a little about what has brought you to counselling and it gives you a chance to meet me and see if you’d like to work together.

Whatever brings you to consider counselling at this moment in your life; having a safe, accepting, non-judgmental space just for you can help. It’s a time for you to talk through what is troubling you, get help in sorting through what’s causing you struggles and helping you move forward in your life at your own pace and in your own way. A counsellor can walk alongside you and offer you the space and time you might need. I offer both short and long term counselling.

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).

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£35.00 - £50.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

I offer sessions online via, zoom, skype and WhatsApp or facetime, in the U.K. and outside U.K. I can also offer face to face if required/preferred. 

Please contact me and we can discuss what would work for you.


I offer a free initial, short chat to see if I could help you work through your difficulties. Or please email me. 

My fees are: £50 for an hour session -individuals.

£50 per hour - couples

£50 per hour - families

(I offer reduced rates for students. I also offer limited concessions in special circumstances.)

Skype, zoom, telephone £40 for an hour session. (Individuals)

Skype, zoom, telephone, £40 (couples)

Skype, zoom, telephone, (families)


£50 per 1.5 hours. i offer a reduced rates for student counsellors of £25. 

Please feel free to contact me by email or telephone.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I offer flexible appointments. Please contact me for details.

Further information

I offer face to face, telephone or online counselling and supervision.

I offer sessions in Newquay, St. Austell, Bodmin, Wadebridge area, and north coast areas of Cornwall. 

I don’t have rooms available, so I can also 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 as soon as possible.

Cornwall, PL25 3JQ

Newquay, Cornwall, TR7

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

I can visit in your own home, if accessibility is a difficulty for you.

Online platforms



In person

I have been a qualified Supervisor for over 10 years, working within Relate and private practice during this time. Sessions face to face & zoom.

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Maurice Richards
Maurice Richards