Trish Richards

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Libra Counselling Service NCS23-01884
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Plymouth, Devon, PL5
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About me

My name is Trish,  I am a couples & individual counsellor. 

My passion is helping couples who are currently struggling with communication.  Supporting them to move forward whilst learning to understand themselves and their partners better.  Re discovering the empathy for one another. Couples come to see me for all host of reasons. Perhaps you find yourselves going round and round in circles? I offer a safe space, where there is no judgement or blame, just openness to the process. 

I also love supporting individuals while their find their voice, helping them when the mask of "I'm fine" becomes too heavy to carry alone. Supporting them to recover from their trauma, people pleasing and anxiety is a true passion & blessing.

I am here to hear your story, how it was for you, how it is impacting your life now and how you would like your future to look.

I understand reaching out for support is not an easy process especially if you suffer with anxiety, but you have took that first step in advocating for yourself. 

I am here to offer you support and feel free to reach out & connect in whichever way feels right to you. 

You can call me, email me, DM me, Facebook,  whattsap me or text me - Libra Counselling service.

I look forward to our paths crossing,  

Be seen, Be heard.


Training, qualifications & experience

Level 2 certificate in counselling skills.

Level 3 certificate in counselling studies

Level 4 Therapeutic counselling diploma.

I am the owner of my own counselling service which I have been running for 4 years now. Libra counselling service. 

I am a relate trained relational therapist. This means I work with couples, This doesn't always mean two people in a romantic relationship. This could be sisters, mother and daughter, father and son etc. 

I currently work with the Devon and Somerset fire service, supporting the staff. 

I also see clients from all around the country via telephone & video call via a EAP. 

I have experience working with the Armed forces and their families. 

I also have experience working with a charity that support the veterinary field., manly supporting the nurses.

3 years volunteering at Simply counselling CIC trained and experienced in -

Mental health,

Low self esteem, 

Self worth, 

Learning to say no, 

People pleasing recovery,

Stress management,

Self care, 



Domestic abuse,

Anger, rage and relationships,

family dynamics,


Sexual abuse,

Drug and alcohol misuse,



Working with families affected by trauma with Margot Sutherland.

Support during breakups & divorce,

Mental health ,


Adult children of narcissistic parents, 


Coping with your symptoms of ADHD,

Life's next steps for you.

Childhood neglect, 

Children of alcoholic & addicts,


Relationship issues,

Health anxiety,


low mood, depression, anxiety,

18 months at Longreach women's rehab - substance misuse, sexual abuse, domestic abuse, self harm, mental health issues,

Formally a foster carer.

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.


£40.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

£40.00 per session for individual sessions.

£45.00 for evening sessions 

£60.00 per session for couple's work. 

I offer face to face, online/telephone sessions. 

I offer a free up to 15 minutes online or telephone consultations.  Please ask about this.

I can accommodate fortnightly sessions to suit your budget and work life. 

With the cost of living crisis I am offering a concessionary rate for certain sessions. If this is something that may interest you please get in touch.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I offer flexible working hours to suit you. I offer a range of options for shift workers.  Please get in touch via email, text or phone and we can discuss your counselling needs. 

Plymouth, Devon, PL5

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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I have plenty of parking, this means there is only a few steps to my room which is fairly flat with one step up into the space. Please get in touch if you have any questions.

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Trish Richards
Trish Richards