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Rachel Nelmes

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Membership Number: NCS19-07701
Description:

Are you looking for a counsellor specifically to work with autistic clients or their carers?
It can be a difficult and confusing world for most people, but if you are an autistic individual, the situations and understanding that others just seem to naturally 'get' don't come easily or naturally to you.

This can lead to isolation, anxiety, depression.

Then someone suggests talking therapy!
Yeah right!
Now's the difficult job of finding a therapist whom you feel safe enough to talk to!
So maybe I can help.

You may not understand why things are going so wrong when for you it makes logical sense
I can help untangle the miscommunication.
You may be exhausted looking after an autistic child and just want some time to focus on your feelings.
Come and talk to someone who understands.
You may have just received a diagnosis for your child and need to be heard about your concerns for their future.
I can do that.
You may have a transition coming up where things are going to change. Causing anxiety and stress.
I can help you deal with the anxiety this brings aiding a smoother transition.
Others may have difficulty understanding you. Leaving them, and you, confused over intentions.
I can help you accept yourself and work on strategies for communication.

Working together we can focus on your strengths because I believe each unique individual has many strengths.

I have a breadth of experience working with autistic individuals. I have undertaken research in the area of Asperger's within the counselling relationship, and work for several autism specific charities; 'Respect For All' and 'Understanding Autism North West' who provide counselling for autistic individuals. I have also studied the postgraduate certificate in Autism and Asperger's through the National Autistic Society in partnership with Sheffield Hallam University. As well as providing an endorsement for a published book on the subject of 'Contemplative Therapy' for autistic clients.

Therapists Information
Counselling / therapy models / approaches:

Person-centred
CBT
NLP
Solution Focussed

Special Interests:

Autism

Face to face training:

2019 PgCert Autism (distinction) Sheffield Hallam university lvl 7

2018 BA (hons) Counselling (1st Class) Lancaster university lvl 6

2016 FdA Counselling (1st Class) Lancaster university lvl 4/5

2014 Counselling skills CPCAB lvl 2

Online training:

2019 Cyber Therapist Certificate Online Therapy Institute

Professional organisation memberships :

Accredited Registrant Member National Counselling Society

Code of Ethics adhered to:

NCS

Description of my therapy services: Online and face to face therpay for both autitsic indiviuals, their families and non-autistic individuals
Media:

Online video calls via Vsee and email

Fees:

Email: £30 per single email
Video: £40 per 60 minute session

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