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.

Are you struggling with anxiety or depression maybe things have 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.

My name is Gaynor, at Start Of The Beginning counselling, I offer one to one confidential and therapeutic counselling.

I am a qualified Counsellor,  qualified in Person Centred therapy and Cognitive Behavioural therapy.

Person centred therapy is non directive and non judgemental believing you are the expert on you. I combine this with the more directive CBT, using worksheets and psycho-education to enable you to become your own therapist. I also work using creative tools and interventions when appropriate.

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 am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, this assures you I work ethically, adhering to BACP guidelines regarding confidentially and with the clients best interests always at the heart of my practice. .

I am mum of four with one child on the spectrum with extra-ordinary needs. Deciding to train as a counsellor after struggling to get him a diagnosis and feeling alone without adequate support.

Because of this I completed a course in understanding individuals on the spectrum. This made thing so much clearer, helping me understand the struggles my son faced daily. This had a positive impact on myself and my family.

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

I am a qualified person centered Counsellor, and qualified in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and trained to work in an integrated way. Offering a combination of person centered therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, and mindfulness.

Having trained in other theories, allowing me to work with you in the way you will get the most from it.

I have experience 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.

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 minutes.

Sessions are one hour duration £40 per hour. Payable on the day.

Counselling students fee is £25 per hour, this can be integrative or person centred as required

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.

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


Wheelchair access: No


Closed until september 2nd. I will return all messages and emails on the 2nd.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults