Maurice Richards

RELATE trained couple, family&individual counselling. Mbacp
Cornwall PL25 & Newquay TR7
07846 160 973 07846 160 973

About me

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

In light of the Covid-19 virus situation, aswell as face to face, I’m also offering sessions via zoom or telephone anywhere in the UK.

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 can see people in North and Mid Cornwall, including Truro, Newquay, St. Austell, Bodmin/Wadebridge area, and North coast areas. I have rooms I can see you in which are easy to travel to, park, or if it is more convenient or you prefer it for whatever reason, I can see you in your own home.

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

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 is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.


Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

During this difficult time, I’m offering face to face counselling, or online via Skype, zoom and FaceTime. 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: £40 for an hour session -individuals.

£45 per hour - couples

£50 per hour - families

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

Skype, zoom, telephone £35 for an hour session. (Individuals)


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

Please feel free to contact me by email or telephone.


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

I offer flexible appointments. Please contact me for details.

Further information

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

I work from private counselling rooms in Truro, Newquay, St. Austell, Bodmin, Wadebridge area, and north coast areas of Cornwall. I also see people from my home in the St. Breward area.

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.

PL25 3JQ


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 supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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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