A warm hello to you. I know that it can be tricky to find the support you need but you're here now, and I welcome you.
It can be really hard to live in this world sometimes. You may feel overwhelmed, stuck, numb or lonely for example. Or perhaps something has happened in your life that you don't know how to manage alone such as a bereavement, job loss or a traumatic event. It's normal to feel lost and scared sometimes, but you shouldn't have to cope on your own. I hope that you find the help that you're looking for.
My name is Toni and I am a counselling therapist. I have experience of being both a therapist and a client. Because of this I know how important it is to find the "right fit": a person who you feel gets you, and who you can build enough trust with to bring your whole self.
I welcome all of you - the parts you love and the parts that might feel a little harder to like. I am here with you in the painful thoughts and feelings as well as the laughter and celebration. Together I hope we can create enough safety for you to take the courageous steps towards the life you want.
I look forward to meeting you.
Take good care.
Training, qualifications & experience
PGDip Humanistic Psychotherapeutic Counselling
BA(Hons) English Language and Literature
Your Space Therapies (counselling for children and adolescents)
As You Are Centre (low cost counselling service)
Cruse Bereavement Care (grief and loss counselling)
Demelza Hospice Care for Children (terminal diagnosis, child bereavement, loss and family breakdown)
Survivors Network (rape and sexual violence service)
BHEDS Peer Support Service (support for people with disordered eating)
I regularly engage in ongoing professional development and training to ensure best practice. This includes anti-racist practice, working with trauma and family estrangement, and working with the LGBTQ+ community.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Care Experienced Adults
Harassment and Stalking
£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
The first session is offered at a reduced fee of £35.00.
I typically offer sessions on weekdays and weekday evenings. I currently have spaces for weekdays only. Please do get in touch to explore our mutual availability.
Call, text or email with your first contact. I'll aim to get back to you within 24 hours (excluding weekends). If you do call first, you may need to leave a voicemail. If you can, leave your name and contact number for me to get back to you.
Once you've made contact I will get in touch to arrange our first session. This is offered at a reduced fee of £35.00. The first session is an opportunity for us to meet, for me to get an understanding of what's bringing you to counselling and for you to get a sense of whether I am the right counsellor for you and to ask any questions.
There's no pressure to commit but if you're feeling positive about us working together, then we will agree a mutually available time for us to begin counselling sessions. These are usually offered on a weekly basis and can be short term (6, 12 or 24 weeks) or longer term and open ended.