Toni Finlayson

Toni Finlayson


Online Therapy Available


Online Therapy


Are you experiencing substance abuse issues, family or relationship issues, anxiety or depression or just trying to navigate a life which feels too stressful and overwhelming. I can provide you with a fresh perspective on your challenges and work with you to find tools and strategies to help you live your best life. I am a Pakeha New Zealander and have spent the past 15 years working in the mental health and addictions field, following a career in the business world. I believe that everyone is the expert in their own lives, but there are times we need support when the challenges become overwhelming. I have my own experience of alcohol addiction, anxiety and depression, which gives me an understanding of the pain and suffering these experiences bring and knowledge of what is involved in the journey to wellness. I don’t believe in a one-size fits all approach. I use a strengths-based, holistic approach incorporating aspects of narrative therapy, CBT, motivational interviewing and solution-focussed therapy to help people bring about change in their lives, and to maintain that change. I am also trained BrainWorking Recursive Therapy® (BWRT®), a new approach grounded in science that uses psychological processes to recondition neural pathways in the brain that lead to unwanted behaviours. I will work at your pace, in a confidential and non-judgemental manner, supporting you to achieve your goals for counselling. I welcome people of all ethnicities, cultures and gender identities. Contact me for a confidential chat on 027 697 3418 to see if I am the right counsellor for you.


BHSc in Applied Mental Health,Grad Dip Addictions,PG Dip Counselling,Certificate of Supervision



Client Type

adolescents, adults, couples, families

Therapy Type

acceptance and commitment therapy (act), narrative therapy, person centred therapy, online therapy


  • addiction

  • alcohol or drug recovery

  • anxiety

  • depression

  • abuse

  • trauma

  • sex addiction

  • relationship issues

  • substance abuse

  • social anxiety

  • work-life balance




$130 NZD

Couples Counselling


$150 NZD

Or free if your organisation uses Clearhead to provide wellbeing support


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