Toni Shave

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Bsc (Hons) , PgDip Trauma Counselling Level 6, PgDipN
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Gillingham SP8 & Wincanton BA9
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hello, My name is Toni and I am a Counsellor working face to face in Gillingham Dorset and Wincanton Somerset. I also cover the surrounding areas including Bruton, Penselwood, Bourton etc.  I also work online and via telephone.

I have a wealth of experience working with Adults-  young and old!

I provide 1:1 Counselling sessions tailored to your individual needs. I can offer a range of services from talking therapy through to working with more creative means such as Art or Music.

My aim is to help you to understand yourself and to come to a place of acceptance of your uniqueness of who you are in spite of the difficulties you may face.

I continue to see how helpful Counselling can be.

I have worked in the area previously as a Health Visitor for the NHS which has given me a unique opportunity to understand and relate to people across all age groups. With a background in health care, I am skilled in supporting those suffering with health difficulties.

I have many years of supporting people with many sorts of difficulties and in particular more recently attachment, dissociation and trauma.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma Counselling (level 6) in Trauma Counselling.
  • Advanced Diploma Counselling (level 4) in Therapeutic Counselling.
  • BSc (Hons) Public Health -Health Visitor 

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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£35.00 - £44.99
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

If you are on a low income please enquire about the low-cost service that is available.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I offer an in person service Mondays and Thursday in Wincanton Somerset

Tuesday and Wednesday in person in Gillingham Dorset

and online Monday, Thursday and Friday. 

Further information

Home visits may also be available.

8 High Street, Gillingham, Dorset, SP8

Wincanton, Somerset, BA9

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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