Meet Toni

Toni Stewart


I love working alongside others who want to live fulfilling and authentic lives. I am particularly passionate about helping women combine the demands of motherhood, running a household and career through enhanced life management and personal coaching. I also enjoy working with people who are courageously becoming ‘solo-preneurs’ and supporting their business vision or people who want to change direction but aren’t quite sure which direction to point their compass. I place great importance on offering a very personal level of service to my clients, which is open, respectful and fun.

I have really valued training in counselling (person centred modality) and believe this compliments and strengthens my practitioner philosophy,  broadens my learning and strengthens my skill set, adding value to all my clients. I am a Registered Member of the New Zealand Association of Counsellors (MNZAC) assuring you a high level of professional integrity and practice. I enjoy both coaching and counselling in private practice as well as having worked with the team at The Women’s Centre and The Monarch Centre, the home of the Survivors of Sexual Violence Trust. I am an approved Counsellor for Victim Support which aligns well with my wish to help victims of crime and trauma and an approved EAP counsellor for TELUS (formerly Benestar). I am an ACC Sensitive Claims approved counsellor and provider of professional workplace supervision. I am coach certified and have been a member coach of the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and adhere to core coaching competencies and a transparent code of ethics. I have also enjoyed ‘giving back’ in my role as a mentor coach to coaching students and have served a number of years on the ICF Southern Region Leadership Team.

Modalities: Person-centred; ACT Therapy; Solution Focused; Co-active Coaching.

Professional Experience + Training:

Registered Member of New Zealand Association of Counsellors (NZAC)

Employment Assistance Programme (EAP) TELUS provider (formerly Benestar)

ACC Sensitive Claims Counsellor

NZ Victim Support Approved Counsellor

Sweet Louise Service Provider (Counselling, Coaching)

NZAC Canterbury &West Coast Branch Kaupapa Roopu Committee Member

Member of New Zealand Association of Positive Psychology

Diploma in Counselling, CPIT

Professional Supervision Training, Michelle Bihary

He Pī Ka Pao Te Reo, Te Pōkaitahi Reo Te Kaupae Level 1-2

International Coach Federation (ICF) Member Coach (2004-2013)

Membership Coordinator, ICF Southern Regional Branch (NZ)

Accredited Life Coach, Cert IV Life Coaching
Life Coaching Academy, approved Coach Training School of the ICF

Certificate in Professional Organising
HG Training Academy, USA

Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies and Communication
Massey University

Diploma in NZ Policing


I really enjoy combining a rewarding career with my first joy, my whānau. My husband and I love the Canterbury lifestyle and have raised our now three young adult boys here. Life is busy, but the older and wiser I get, the more I realise what is really important to me and my life reflects my true values of being joyful, authentic and grateful for the journey. Ngā mihi nui