Toni Finlayson

Toni Finlayson


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Highlighted specialties
depressionanxietyadolescentsaddictionalcohol or drug recovery

Are you experiencing low mood and anxiety, family or relationship issues, trying to manage work stress, or just struggling to get motivated and find purpose since Covid-19 began? 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, ACT, motivational interviewing, solution-focussed therapy and Emotional Freedom Techniques (Tapping) to help people bring about change in their lives, and to maintain that change. I am also trained in 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 and cultures. Contact me for a confidential chat on 027 697 3418 to see if I am the right counsellor for you. Phone, Zoom and Skype counselling now available at a reduced rate.


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





Alcohol or drug recovery





Sex addiction

Relationship issues

Substance abuse

Social anxiety

Work-life balance







Acceptance and commitment therapy (act)

Narrative therapy

Person centred therapy

Online therapy




60 minutes

Or free if your employer offers therapy via Clearhead.

Funding Options

ACC Sensitive Claims


- 2 Glen Road, Browns Bay, Auckland, 0630

- 48 Wyndham St, Auckland Central, Auckland, 1010

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Toni Finlayson
Hi, start the booking process by letting us know if you will be self-funding or whether your employer will be paying for your therapy. Payments to the therapist will be managed by Clearhead on behalf of your employer to maintain your privacy.

My employer will cover my therapy

I will pay for my own therapy