Cheshire, North west UK




©2019 by To think again/Richard Turner


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.


My counselling room is based at MRH Wellbeing which is situated between Manchester and Liverpool in Widnes (WA8 6NP)

I offer face to face counselling at £40 per 50-minute session.

I also offer online video counselling for clients who are unable to attend face to face appointments.

This includes international clients. 

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 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...

  • 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

  • Etc.

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.