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.