Rachel Nelmes @Towards Change Ltd

Rachel Nelmes @Towards Change Ltd

Understanding Autism North West
25 Warner Street

07871 440231

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About me

Hello and welcome,

You will want to know how I can help you...

I can help you find your voice. I can help you put into words how you feel.

I can help you find your way to become a calmer, happier YOU.

The YOU who enjoys life, who can appreciate the little things, who can cope.

What do I do?

  • I can help you change your irrational, negative thinking into positive thoughts.
  • I can help you accept yourself for who you really are.
  • I can help autistic individuals, you, find your place in a non-autistic world.
  • I can help you uncover your amazing qualities.
  • I can help you find your voice.
  • I can help encourage you to develop your own coping strategies.

Counselling can help you. There's no magic wand to make things better, but I 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 BA (Hons) degree in Counselling and a post-graduate certificate in autism and Asperger's. I have studied many different models of therapy making me able to tailor your therapy to best suit you.

But what does that actually mean for you?

It means that I am trained to a high level and registered 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.

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

Areas of experience

  • Autism/Asperger's syndrome
  • depression
  • stress
  • anxiety
  • low self-esteem
  • bereavement
  • bullying
  • health conditions
  • family issues
  • relationship problems

I specialise in working with autistic clients 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, as well as in private practice and have a deep understanding of the challenges and obstacles, as well as the qualities and strengths present for these individuals.

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.

You can also read more information on our website.

Make the change today!

Call me now to book an appointment.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have been working with charity organisations in and around the Preston area and have gained experience and knowledge working with a wide variety of both clients and presenting issues. Working with both genders, all age groups from teenagers upwards (fully DBS checked), from all different cultural and religious backgrounds I am able to connect with clients on all different levels.


PGCert Aspergers and Autism

BA (Hons) Counselling degree 1st class

FdA Counselling degree

Level 2 Counselling skills

Registered with a professional body

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Photos & videos

  • Towards Change Ltd; Preston counselling
  • Rachel


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

Accrington, BB5 1HN

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Yes


Mondays, Tuesday mornings, Saturday mornings

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme