Ms Toni O' Toole
I am Toni, a Gestalt therapist and Irish woman resident in Scotland. I gained my Diploma in Gestalt Therapy from the Edinburgh Gestalt Institute in January 2016. I am registered as a practitioner member with COSCA and subscribe to their Code of Ethics. I am currently studying for a Diploma in Contemporary Trauma Practice. I am also working towards accreditation. My professional journey includes 15 years in the NHS (Nursing and Health Education) and eight years working in the voluntary sector with people who survived trauma and had addiction issues. I work in comfortable rooms on Church St in Inverness.
Gestalt Therapy is a humanistic holistic approach paying attention to the mind, body and spirit. As a Gestaltist I aim to create an environment in which it is possible to explore how we relate to the world and how we make meaning of our experience. I believe that given sufficient support, people will gravitate towards healthier choices and will thrive.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Gestalt Therapy
- M Sc in Health Promotion and Health Education
- Over 350 hours of working with clients
- Over 200 hours of working with clients with addiction issues
College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists
COSCA is the professional body for counselling and psychotherapy in Scotland, and seeks to advance all forms of counselling and psychotherapy and the use of counselling skills by promoting best practice and through the delivery of a range of sustainable services. COSCA Counsellor Accreditation is a pathway to entry onto the UKRC.
It is a requirement of all individual and organisational members of COSCA to abide by its Statement of Ethics and Code of Practice and be accountable to the 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
sliding scale depending on annual income (£25-£55 an hour).
Concessions offered for
I am passionate about nature, the outdoors, hillwalking and I love living in Scotland.