Toni has been with the Familial Trust for 5 years, 2 years as a student on placement and 3 years as an employed counsellor.
Toni is married to Lance and between them have 5 children, most of which are grown and left home however still have Ruby (12) and Tasharn (16) at home. Toni was born in Whakatane, grew up in and around Auckland and recently lived in Canberra Australia for 3 years having been posted with her husband in the Navy. Toni has now made Christchurch her home and loves netball, kayaking, camping and reading.
Toni graduated from CPIT with a Diploma in Counselling and also has a double diploma in Therapeutic Massage and Holistic Sports Therapy. Her ultimate goal is to use body work as part of therapy, however currently uses Focusing and Whole Body Focusing as a way of incorporating the body’s wisdom in the journey of self-discovery.
Toni’s philosophy of counselling is Person Centred Counselling and she is passionate about walking with people in their soul journey. “It’s an honour and a privilege to share people’s stories”.