Gaynor Rimmer. Counsellor Registered MBACP

Gaynor Rimmer. Counsellor  Registered MBACP

Start Of The Beginning
88A Sussex Road


07768124076 / 07768 124076

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About me

Hello, and Welcome.

Life can throw us curve balls!

Are you struggling with anxiety or depression or maybe things have just gotten too much? Is there maybe some deeper trauma or loss your dealing with. It can be really hard to talk to family or friends without feeling a burden.

We all struggle sometimes and we can need some time alone. Other times we need someone to listen.  Here at Start of the Beginning you can express all your thoughts and feelings safely. In a comfortable and confidential space, without judgement.

Your safety, physical and emotional well being is at the heart of my practice. I offer a safe, relaxed, non-judgemental space. For you to explore all your thoughts, feelings and behaviours.
It can be hard to talk to those closest to us especially about those darkest fears and thoughts. Talking through all your feelings and emotions can have a positive impact on your life.
Its important that you find the right counsellor for you.
Having a genuine bond with your therapist makes a massive difference to the therapeutic outcome.
I believe given the right conditions, with the right counsellor, you can find your own answers and the best way for you to move forward.

I offer one to one confidential and therapeutic counselling.

Qualification and experience

I am a qualified Counsellor,  and a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, The BACP for short. This assures you I work ethically adhering to BACP guidelines in relation to confidentially and always with your best interests at the heart of my practice.

I am qualified in Person Centred therapy, a non directive and non judgemental talking therapy.

I believe you are the expert on you. I offer a warm safe place for you to explore your thoughts and feelings without judgement.

I combine this with the more directive Cogitative Behavioural approach. As a qualified CBT therapist I use worksheets and psycho-education to enable you to become your own therapist. I also work using creative tools and interventions when appropriate.

I also offer you the opportunty to explore your thoughts and emotions using more creative approach. As a creative therapist I offer Sand tray and miniature work.

Who am I?

I am mum of four with one child on the spectrum with extra-ordinary needs. I understand how difficult it can be finding a balance between home and work.

I have a good of understanding individuals on the spectrum, the struggles they and their families face.

My practice is open Monday to Friday, Saturday. Daytime and evening appointments available

The practice is easy to reach:

A 10 minute walk from Southport town centre or train station.

By car 2 minutes from Central 12, shopping centre southport, with free roadside parking available outside.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualified as a person centered Counsellor,

Qualified in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

Qualified Clay Therapist

Qualified in Rewind Therapy

Offering a combination of person centred therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, and mindfulness.

I have experience of working with clients who have experienced rape, sexual abuse, trauma, domestic violence, suicidal thoughts, self harm, bereavement, anxiety and depression.

I was a counsellor and an assessment officer at a rape crisis centre for three years working with a range of clients both male, and female, 18 plus years.

I have experience both professionally and personally with autism and aspergers, and have completed a level 3 Understanding individuals with autism.

Currently trainee Clinical Hypnotherapist

Currently Studying Level 6 Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling Supervision.

Qualified Level 5 Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Qualified Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

Qualified Level 3 Counselling Skills

Qualified Level 2 counselling concepts certificate

Level 3 Certificate in Sexual violence.


:Demystifying child sexual exploitation

:Impact of childhood sexual abuse

:Safeguarding adults

:Safeguarding children

:Supporting survivors to explore suicidal feelings.

CAMHS Listening to Children

Mindfullness training.

REWIND Therapy

I am also a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Rape/ sexual violence


Early childhood experience including childhood abuse

Working with anxiety, depression.

Working and understanding of individuals with Autism and/or Asperger's and their families.

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  • Start Of The Beginning
  • A safe comfortable space.


I offer a free initial no obligation consultation of 20/30 minutes.

Sessions are one hour duration £35 per hour.

Payable on the day at the start of the session.

Counselling students fee is £25 per hour, person centred as required by your training provider.

Further information

Getting Started,

Call me on 07768124076  or email me clicking the link below, to book a free assessment/ appointment at a convenient time, with no obligation.

It can be hard to take those first steps, but you can do this. This is your Start of The Beginning.

You do not need to bring anything with you except yourself.

I look forward to meeting you.

Maps & Directions

Southport, PR9 0SL
Southport, PR9

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 access: No


I have new availability for clients.

I offer daytime  and evening appointments.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults