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York, UK




©2020 by To think again/Richard Turner


'To think again' is my private practice counselling and training service.  I am a fully qualified counsellor and teacher and have a specialist masters degree in the psychology of coercive and controlling behaviour and recovery.  I am fully insured and in regular supervision with a qualified, experienced supervisor.  

If you have any questions or need to discuss your situation, please give me a call.  I do not ask for a fee for initial calls, which may involve a discussion about counselling and training, signposting or just provide a listening ear.  Please note, I may not always be able to answer the phone but aim to return your call within 24 hours.


I am currently only offering online video counselling which I ask for £30 per 50 minute session (this includes international clients).

This is due to the fact I am relocating to York and I am currently exploring my options for hiring a counselling room there and due to the coronavirus.

For more details, please contact me here


Concerned about a friend or family member's involvement in a destructive group?  Unsure what is the best course of action?


I offer support in the form of...


  • Research and information gathering.

  • Assessment of support needs.

  • Tuition on the psychology of coercive control in groups and how it impacts a person.

  • Guidance on constructive communication with the member.

  • Family interventions and the creation of exit strategies to help a person escape a group.


Also, if your family have collectively left a cult and need support and guidance understanding your experience, I am also able to assist in this.

Prices vary depending on the service required.  But as a general guide, I charge £200 per 1/2 day (which includes all telephone appointments and research prior to the meeting). A quote will be given following a telephone assessment and discussion for which there is no fee.


I am a trained teacher and I deliver training events or talks on the subject of cults and their impact on mental health and I can tailor talks to meet the needs of your organisation or group. 

Cult awareness talks may be useful for...

  • Mental health professionals

  • Those working in a health and social care setting (or training to work in this sector)

  • General safeguarding training

  • Students

  • Concerned family members and friends

  • Ex-cult members

  • Religious or community groups

Past training events have explored issues such as...


  • What is a cult? (Challenges of definitions and identifying a group)

  • Personality types of cult leaders

  • Theories of thought reform/mind control

  • The psychology of persuasion

  • The structure of a cult and recruitment processes

  • Exploring case studies 

  • Escaping a cult and the impact on mental health

  • Recovery


Please visit the 'Events' link at the top of the page for upcoming training and events or contact me through the contact form on this website for a quote to speak at your organisation.