About Avril Allen
I coach clients towards fresh perspectives about themselves and life in general.
Expert in helping people resolve emotional matters, tough times and decisions in a warm, yet rational, deliberate way, I have the gift of conveying complex ideas simply.
My areas of expertise include: relationship-building; stress-management, and career development. My style is light, yet incisive, organised and effective. I bring enthusiasm for sharing knowledge and fascination with how the mind works; many years’ experience as a psychologist and a high quality qualification with the rigorous Coach University.
After many years of city life in London, I now coach clients, mainly by telephone and online, in my rural English seaside town along with meeting clients in London.
Thanks to technology my business is global so no matter where you live, I can coach you to success!
A bit about my background:
After a psychology degree, I graduated from the Psychosynthesis & Education Trust; qualified as an Art Therapist and designed and led Art from Within workshops for 10 years. I remain on the staff as a recommended therapist for students training at PET and joined their Assessment panel for 2 years, assessing whether clients would be best served with a referral to a student or an experienced member of staff.
Having been astonished at the creativity of the unconscious mind, through art therapy in particular, I took this further into hypnotherapy in the 90s.
After working within the NHS for a couple of years I have many years’ experience in my own business working with clients on their personal and professional development including:
Professional Coaching – for Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners; Senior Executives and CEOs in local government and the corporate sector; with EAPs for personel in:
- Pricewaterhouse Coopers
- Ernst & Young
- Transport for London
- Merrill Lynch
- FSA (Forensic Science Service)
- Abbot Mead Vickers
- MBACP Senior Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist
- UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist
- Coach University CTP
- Master NLP practitioner
- CMI dip Management
- HPC (Health Professions Council) reg. Art Therapist.
- BIH Hypnotherapy & NLP dip (with distinction)
- BA (Hons 1st Class) Psychology
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.