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MBACP, Counselling and Psychotherapy

About me

Hi, I'm Toni.  

I have personal experience of the life changing nature of counselling, and work hard to ensure I can give everyone I work with the same transformative experience I had. Speaking to someone who can objectively and sensitively guide you through your worries can help you see things a little more clearly. I don't have magic answers to problems, but I do have the skills and experience to enable you to begin to find your own way through difficult times.

Whether the stress of day to day life has worn you down, or big events have triggered burn out, I can work at a pace that suits you until you feel ready to end the therapy. There's no pressure to open up until you're ready.

I offer a friendly, non-judgemental and safe space for you to explore your issues, worth through any problems you're experiencing, or just give you a confidential place where you can let your emotions run free.

I'm committed to making sure that everyone I work with feels heard, accepted and understood. My specialisms are anxiety, stress and depression, and I have helped people with a huge range of issues relating to that, including:

  • Understand and address problems with anxiety
  • Build and increase feelings of confidence and self-esteem
  • Manage stress and unhelpful behaviours
  • Challenge negative and intrusive patterns of thinking
  • Explore and understand their thoughts, feelings and past experiences
  • Become more motivated to achieve their goals

Training, qualifications & experience

I'm a qualified person centred counsellor, and have been working with people experiencing mild to severe anxiety, stress and depression since 2015. My experience includes working with young people, adults and the elderly in private work and as a volunteer for various charities.

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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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • OAPs
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

I work from various counselling rooms across South and Central Manchester, and also offer video or telephone counselling.

I am available for weekend and evening sessions.

Counselling sessions are £45 for a full face to face session, or £40 for a full video or telephone session.

When I work

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Further information

The first session will start with an assessment of your needs to see if we can work well together. It is really important that you feel comfortable opening up to me, therefore I give you an opportunity to leave with absolutely no cost or obligation to continue after we have completed this half an hour session.

If you feel you want to, the first session can be extended to the full therapy hour for £15. 

If, after the first session you don't feel that I'm the right counsellor for you, I will be happy to make recommendations to other counsellors or services that might be able to help.

Manchester, Greater Manchester, M16

Manchester, Greater Manchester, M1

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

Key details

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