"The mangrove seedling restores and renews."

About Dr Toni Tidswell

Toni has worked as counsellor, therapist and counselling trainer and supervisor in Sydney, Armidale, Perth and more recently back in Sydney for 30 years.

Toni is now in private practice in the Coolangatta/Tweed Heads area and mainly works with childhood trauma among adults, both individuals and couples and is interested in how the therapeutic relationship holds the client.

Toni is interested in the same principles of therapeutic relationship when supervising clinicians and works with the clinician’s own responses and reactions in their work as well as case presentations and is currently working with individuals and groups.

Dr Toni Tidswell offers Individual and Couple Counselling and Therapy.


Toni is currently offering different workshops:

Introduction to Emotion Focused Therapy for Couples (EFTC): Toni will provide an introduction to the history of EFTC, including a comparison of theories from Greenberg (Canada), Johnson (USA) and Webster (Annandale Institute)...

How to Talk about Sex in Couple Counselling/Therapy: It is our job as the counsellor or therapist to ‘put sex on the table’ as an issue, since our clients mostly will not do this and, if they do, there is sometimes blame and/or shame involved...

Introduction to Emotion Focused Therapy for individuals (EFT): Toni provides an introduction to the modalities from which Emotion Focused Therapy has developed, including Humanistic therapy, Person Centered therapy, Gestalt therapy and Focusing...