Gaynor Rimmer. Counsellor/Psychotherapist Registered MBACP

Gaynor Rimmer. Counsellor/Psychotherapist  Registered MBACP

Start Of The Beginning
88A Sussex Road


07768 124076

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Start Of The Beginning
88A Sussex Road


07768 124076

About me

Hello, and Welcome.

Sometimes we struggle, it maybe things have gotten too much  of there maybe some deeper trauma or loss. It can be hard to talk to family or friends without feeling a burden. Or in some cases ashamed or embarassed.

We all struggle sometimes we 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.

Who am i?

My name is Gaynor, qualified counsellor and mum of four with one child on the spectrum with SEN. Deciding to train as a counsellor after struggling to get him a diagnosis and feeling alone without adequate support.

I took a level 3 course in understanding individuals on the spectrum to benifit myself and my family. The learning i gained from this was invaluable.I am a qualified person centered therapist, trained also in Cognitive behavioural therapy.

At Start Of The Beginning, I offer a one to one confidential therapeutic integrative counselling.

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 with the right counsellor can have a positive impact to your life.

I believe given the right conditions, you can find your own answers and the best way for you to move forward.

My practice is open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, 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 parking available outside.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified person centered Counsellor, working 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 which benefits

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

I work at a rape crisis centre two days a week, working with a range of clients both male, and female, 18 plus years.

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

Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

Level 3 Counselling Skills

Level 2 counselling concepts certificate

Level 3 Award 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.

I am 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

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

Sessions are one hour duration £35 per hour. I offer a discount for block bookings of 6 or more sessions.

Please ask about concessions

Student personal Counselling offered at £20 per hour, this can be integrative or person centered as required

Further information

Getting Started

You can call me, or email me. Whichever your more comfortable with, to book an appointment at a convenient time, with no obligation.

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

Maps & Directions

Southport, PR9 0SL
Southport, PR9

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Availability for appointments Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme