Rachel Nelmes

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@Towards Change Ltd
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Preston, Lancashire, PR5
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This professional is currently not accepting new clients and may not respond to general enquiries at this time.

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.

I can especially help autistic and neurodivergent individuals through personal experience and extra qualifications.

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

As an autistic individual myself, I specialise in working with autistic clients and their family members. I have experience within this area working for specialised charities in the Greater Manchester and Lancashire 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.

You can 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 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

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
Accredited Register Scheme

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society

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£55.00 per session

Additional information

Online video session              60 minutes               £55 per 60 minute session

Telephone session                  60 minutes               £55 per 60 minute session

When I work

Daytimes and Evenings

Preston, Lancashire, PR5

Type of session


Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

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Rachel Nelmes
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