Office 5, 5 Mill Sreet, Bideford, EX39 2JT


Toad Counselling Ltd

Get to where you want to be in life
You do not have to journey alone

My name is Tony,



I am an integrative therapist and mindfulness practitioner and I believe that we all do the best we can with what we've got. Yet, we long for change, life hands us curve balls, and we still feel stuck.


Whether one tangible issue has prompted you to pursue therapy or you are grappling with a series of existential questions – purpose, identity, faith, doubt – I will consistently and reliably join you to navigate uncharted territory and let the healing begin. You do not have to journey alone. 

I come from a military family background and served in the Royal Engineers till I was medically discharged. I became a therapist to help people of all ages to learn to understand and manage their lives, emotions and feelings. 

For a long time I believed in keeping emotions and feelings to myself because that's what I was taught to do, and if you cried, you were not considered a man. I have learned to let go and share the way I feel, and yes, I cry too,  and without  feeling ashamed.

Whatever your background, whatever your life has held, there is no shame in feeling, no shame in having emotions, no shame in sharing and no shame in crying. 

Because You are the One that Matters

My experience and who I work with



Volunteer Counsellor/Psychotherapist

(2015 - 2019)
Providing counselling in North Devon

Counsellor & support worker - Devon Partnership NHS Trust (2017)

The Historical Trauma Programme
Specialist help for survivors of childhood abuse and neglect

Who do I work with?

Children & Young People

Military both Serving and Former

Emergency Services



Military personnel both serving and former have had more deaths taking their own lives than losses during Afghanistan and other conflicts in the last 30 years or more, Please reach out, You are Not alone.