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Avril Allen Avril Allen

Hi, I'm Avril Allen  

Do you want to…

  • Improve your relationships?
  • Stop stress & anxiety spoiling your life?
  • Gain confidence in yourself and your abilities?
  • Have a new money mindset?
  • Achieve your dreams and goals? 
Hythe, United Kingdom
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About Avril

I am a Personal & Professional Coach, Psychologist and Change your Thoughts Mentor and have helped countless people improve their relationships both work and at home, overcome life inhibiting problems, leverage their strengths, realise their ambitions, and Go!

Specialising in Relationship coaching, Anxiety Breakthroughs and Money Breakthroughs.

Author of Anxiety Breakthroughs Coaching Programme to stop anxiety spoiling lives. The free Anxiety Breakthroughs ECourse is available.

Money Breakthroughs!  A client described our coaching sessions as de-cluttering the mind and this can include your money worries too, because how you do money is how you do everything!  Discover your top money archetypes.  Money Breakthroughs’ structured approach to a fresh attitude and plan with money can transform every aspect of your life.

I help people resolve emotional matters in a warm, yet rational, deliberate manner and have the gift of conveying complex ideas simply. Together, we can identify what is not working and breakthrough to a new life.

Through many years’ experience I combine the art of coaching with practical solution-focused approaches such as NLP and CBT. 

Whether you want to create a sense of well-being and clarity in your current situation, or to make a big transition, I will help you achieve this, whilst staying in integrity and alignment with your values and who you are as a person.

I enjoy my work very much, especially guiding my clients to freedom of mind.

My Training and Qualifications

  • ICF Member
  • Cert. Online CBT therapy over the Internet 2007
  • Chartered Management Institute Level 4 Dip. 2007
  • Coach University CTP Life Coaching 2006
  • MBACP Supervisor Accred 2001
  • Master NLP Practitioner John Seymour Assocs. (JSA) 2000
  • Psychosynthesis & Education Trust Recognised Training Therapist 1992
  • Brief Therapy Practice (BTP) 1994 & 1999
  • College of Art & Design Hertfordshire Post-graduate Diploma in Art therapy 1987
  • Registered with HPC Council of Professions Supplementary to Medicine

My Coaching and Work Experience

Specialist skills in Stress management; Communication skills; Relationships both personal and at work; Career goals & transition.

Fascinated by the creativity of the human mind, I combine coaching with NLP and CBT. I am organised, professional, creative and bring a wealth of experience as a psychologist to coaching.

A psychologist briefly within the NHS, then with many years’ experience in private practice, I have worked for EAP agencies dealing with companies such as Price Waterhouse Cooper; Ernst & Young, PetroCanada, BBC, Pfizer, Transport for London, Merrill Lynch, FSA; Forensic Science Service, Asda, Anglia TV, Abbott Mead Vickers, Balfour Beatty, Eurotunnel

My psychology background (means that in addition to coaching you have the benefit of a professional psychotherapist's knowledge along with innovative personal development approaches such as NLP and CBT techniques when you hire me as coach.

Customer Reviews

  • from Lisa Rowland on 11 May 2016

    The first time I spoke to Avril, she made me feel completely at ease, and made me want her to work with me to overcome my irrational emotions.

    Avril drew out the things I thought were too painful to speak about, and before I could realise it I had been speaking about them for a whole session! By being given the opportunity to reach my own conclusions with a little prompting, it allowed me to fully understand myself and control my anxieties.

    Today I am calm and balanced. My goal for now is to keep it that way. Some days its more difficult to do, but using Avrils techniques and remembering our conversations, I know that I can overcome them.


  • from S. E. Wright, Psychologyonline, Director on 11 Feb 2016

    This is to certify that Avril Allen has completed full training for the provision of Psychological Therapy over the internet. Her work in this area has been assessed by the University of Bristol CBT research team and found to be of the highest quality.


Customer Reviews

  • from Lisa Rowland on 11 May 2016

    The first time I spoke to Avril, she made me feel completely at ease, and made me want her to work with me to overcome my irrational emotions.

    Avril drew out the things I thought were too painful to speak about, and before I could realise it I had been speaking about them for a whole session! By being given the opportunity to reach my own conclusions with a little prompting, it allowed me to fully understand myself and control my anxieties.

    Today I am calm and balanced. My goal for now is to keep it that way. Some days its more difficult to do, but using Avrils techniques and remembering our conversations, I know that I can overcome them.


  • from S. E. Wright, Psychologyonline, Director on 11 Feb 2016

    This is to certify that Avril Allen has completed full training for the provision of Psychological Therapy over the internet. Her work in this area has been assessed by the University of Bristol CBT research team and found to be of the highest quality.


  • from Anon on 03 Dec 2015

    Avril's coaching day was a life transforming experience. Every driven and ambitious individual would benefit from taking a step back, reassessing and learning what is actually going on behind our daily emotions and decision making. Working with avril is like having a personal trainer for your mind, a neurological re-wiring or reboot or like refreshing your window on the world.
    If more of our future young leaders kept their minds 'in shape' and constantly 'refreshed' there would be no limits to their aspirations and then their achievements.
    Avril, thank you for opening my eyes to a bright new window on the world -- anyone who takes the decision to invest in themselves is very lucky to have you as their coach.


  • from DW Pharmacist on 19 Jan 2015

    Thank you so much for being my life coach and the immense help, support and guidance you have given me.
    I was full of anxiety and panicky, with problems sleeping and working in the early hours of the morning to relieve the anxiety. I would burst in into tears, had lost all confidence and was unable to make the simplest of decisions. My relationship with my husband had broken down and I was very worried it was affecting my children badly. I felt I had lost my way in life. I now have assertive communication skills which led to breakthroughs in relationships and achieved goals that had seemed just pipe dreams.
    I do not know what would have happened had I not found you and had the privilege to be your client. You have helped me turn my life around, to become a happier, more self-aware and confident person. I am so grateful.
    So many words describe you – friendly, accepting, calm, open, honest, supportive, highly skilled - exceptionally good at what you do.


  • from HB on 14 Aug 2013

    I found Avril to be a good listener. She had a calm enquiring style which made me feel relaxed, comfortable and able to open up. Best of all, she had the knack of making me think without me being aware of it. She is incisive but not harsh. Avril’s coaching brought clarity to my relationship situation. It has helped me to be clearer and stronger about the relationship and what I need from life at large.


  • from SF on 12 Aug 2013

    Avril has a rare combination of joy and commonsense.


  • from RH on 05 Aug 2013

    Working with Avril has helped me to consciously realise many things about myself that otherwise would have remained in the subconscious. This means that I am far more equipped to deal with problems when they arise, which is a particularly new and exciting concept! Avril is a truly wonderful therapist and coach and her patience and knowledge are extremely broad. I enjoyed the amount of feedback she would provide during the sessions, helping me to understand her way of thinking and why we were working in a particular way. By providing “homework” Avril also managed to continue coaching me even on the days when we didn’t have a session, something which I think is incredibly important. I think her methods are unique, and more importantly, they work. I would return to her at any time, a true professional.