Debra Rimmer Registered Member MBACP

Debra Rimmer   Registered Member MBACP

Scottish Borders

I am unable to take further enquiries until 16-Mar-2020

07939 441855

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About me

Welcome. My name is Debs and I am an experienced counsellor.  If you are wondering about talking to someone,  I’d like to listen.  I’d like to offer you the space to explore what is going on for you and perhaps find a way of reframing your experiences and shifting your perspective on some of your thoughts and feelings.  Sometimes it is hard to know who to talk to;  friends and family can be too closely involved or affected by how you feel.  They may have their own opinions and judgements.  Perhaps you are alone. I will not judge you or try to direct how you should feel. I will try to be beside you as you explore and help you unpick why it is you feel as you do.  And I will do this in confidence.

I have lived and worked both in the UK and overseas and have gained a breadth of life experience.  We are all touched by good, bad and sad times as we make our way through life.  I came to counselling as I tried to find my own way through those times.  Now I’d like to help you.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications & Training

Registered Member British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (RMBACP)

Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling – Distinction (Edinburgh University)

Post Graduate Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy (Edinburgh University)

LLB(Hons) (Exeter University)


I trained in psychodynamic and person centred counselling and my practice is integrative.  I believe that each of us has it within ourselves to find our way forward but sometimes we can get lost along the way.

I practice according to the ethics and principles of the BACP.

I regularly attend workshops to continue my professional development and have undertaken courses with particular reference to working with bereavement and loss.

I volunteered as a counsellor for the PF Counselling Service for 6 years, seeing clients who couldn’t otherwise afford to access counselling.  I have experience in both short and long term counselling work and have worked for the Edinburgh University Student Counselling Service. I also have extensive experience in assessment work and a working knowledge of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

I hold personal liability insurance for my practice.

I have experience of a wide range of issues including but not limited to; relationship issues, anxiety, depression, bereavement, PTSD, eating disorders, low self esteem, anger, trauma and abuse.

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My fee is £45 per hour.

Maps & Directions

Peebles, EH45

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access:

Types of client

Older adults