Rachel Nelmes MBACP @ Towards Change Ltd

Rachel Nelmes MBACP @ Towards Change Ltd

Buckingham House
Glovers Court

07871 440231

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Buckingham House
Glovers Court

07871 440231

About me

Hello and welcome,

There is something that has brought you to this website, to my page.


You have had the strength to take that first step to seeking help.

But there is every chance that you don't feel very strong right now.

Are you feeling lost in life and need someone to hear you? Do you feel like you are only existing instead of living? That life is one exhausting uphill struggle? Battling with internal conflicts, self-doubt, depression, anxiety and many other issues are part of 21st century living, YOU are not alone!

How can Counselling help you?

Imagine your future without the depression, without the anxiety. The exhaustion gone....replaced with peace and relief.

Counselling can help this become you. By providing a safe and confidential environment for you to talk, think, become a human 'being' instead of a human 'doing' you can work through your concerns safely. Talking therapy can help you explore past issues which you may be finding hard to move on from. It can help you discover your own way of moving forward with your life and can help you plan the future. It can't change what has happened, it can't wave a magic wand and make things magically better, but it can help you see things from different perspectives, and help you deal better with future events.

Why choose me as your counsellor?

I have a FdA degree in Counselling and I have studied many different models of therapy. I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) and I have several years of experience working with clients....

But what does that actually mean for you?

It means that I am trained to a high level and regulated by a professional body so you know that the work I do is ethically sound. I always have the clients best interest at the centre of my work.

It also means I am able to work with clients using different methods of therapy. I have studied CBT (Cognitive Behavioral therapy), NLP (Neuro-linguistic programming), Solution focused brief therapy, Motivational interviewing, and Person-centred therapy.

I can offer therapy where we focus on doing 'more of what works'. I can offer a listening ear where a problem shared really can be a problem halved. I can also offer different perspectives on problems, methods of reducing anxiety and increasing calmness, and strategies to change negative thoughts, feelings and behaviours promoting a positive healthy mind.

In short, this translates into being able to tailor YOUR therapy to YOUR needs.

Areas of experience

Some of the issues I have previously worked with are....

  • depression
  • stress
  • anxiety
  • low self-esteem
  • bereavement
  • bullying
  • health conditions
  • abuse
  • family issues
  • relationship problems

I also have a special interest in working with clients on the autistic spectrum and their family members. I have experience within this area working for a specialised charity in the Greater Manchester area providing specific counselling for this clientele and have a deep understanding of the challenges and obstacles present for these individuals.

*Private and confidential               *Working within the BACP ethical framework
*Non-judgemental                       *Comfortable environment

For more information or to keep up to date with our service I have a Facebook page you can visit, like and share. Just click on the Facebook symbol at the top of this page.

Training, qualifications & experience

Rachel has been working with charity organisations in and around the Preston area and has gained experience and knowledge working with a wide variety of both clients and presenting issues. Working with both genders, all age groups from 19 years upwards, from all different cultural and religious backgrounds Rachel is able to connect with clients on all different levels.

​Rachel's training has allowed her to branch out into other theories of practise. Gaining an equivalent of a first class degree in counselling has given her the ability to use a range of methods through your time with her.


FdA Counselling Lvl 5 (1st class)

Working towards BA Hons in Counselling (awaiting results)

BACP registered

Working towards BACP accreditiation

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Photos & videos

  • Rachel
  • Towards Change Ltd; Preston counselling


Initial session 1:1                   60 minutes                 £45 per 60 minute session

Single client 1:1                     60 minutes                 £45 per 60 minute session

A discount is given to students training as counsellors:-

Trainee counselling student       60 minutes               £30 per 60 minute session

^^                 ^^                   60 minutes               £280 per 10 session block

Maps & Directions

Preston, PR1 3LS

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Tuesday mornings Thursday afternoons & evening Saturday mornings I can often be flexible, so please don't be put off if the above timings don't suit you. Call to enquire about timings.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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