About Avril Allen

Avril Allen is expert in helping people resolve emotional matters, tough times and decisions in a warm, yet rational, deliberate manner, coaching successful professionals, entrepreneurs & business owners with the Key to Better Relationships and Financial Success. Avril enjoys inspiring breakthroughs in confidence & enhanced performance through expert advice, tools & resources to empower and build resilience against stress. She is the Change Your Thoughts Mentor with many years’ experience as a Psychologist, Master Coach, CBT & NLP practitioner, Registered UKCP Psychotherapist and BACP Accredited Supervisor. Through EAPs she has worked with CEOs and Senior Managers in organisations such as PetroCanada, BBC, Pricewaterhouse Coopers, Ernst & Young, FSA (Forensic Science Service), Asda, Abbot Mead Vickers, Transport for London, Merrill Lynch. Alongside meeting clients in person, she works worldwide with many success stories via telephone and internet so geography is not a problem [see "About" above]

Money Worries?

A  client once described our coaching sessions as de-cluttering the mind and this can include your money worries because
How you do money is how you do everything!

When I first heard this phrase it certainly intrigued me. With Money Breakthroughs I show you what that means and why a fresh attitude and plan for money can […]

By |November 20th, 2018|Anxiety, Confidence, freedom of mind, Money, Self Esteem|Comments Off on Money Worries?

Confident Puma Posture!

Posture makes all the difference to the way we feel in a situation. You may not realise you’re tense because you’re used to feeling uncomfortable.  But tension in your body is not only the result of stress & anxiety but causes it.  And other people pick up on it.

It’s a chicken and egg situation.  For […]

By |November 19th, 2018|Anxiety, Assertiveness, Confidence, Self Esteem, Stress|0 Comments

Money Breakthroughs! – Handle the money and shed the worry

Money Taboos
I don’t know about you folks across the waters, but we Brits
have some kind of taboo on talking about money. Large
numbers of us desperately avoid bringing up the ‘M’ word in
conversation – no matter how much stress it causes in our lives.
And money worries are certainly a cause of much anxiety.

Money is one of […]

By |November 11th, 2018|Anxiety, Confidence, freedom of mind, Money, Stress|0 Comments

“Breathe” – a Free audio to Stop Anxiety

To introduce you to my audio products, an mp3 called “BREATHE”, leading you through a short, calming breathing technique is yours when you sign up to my newsletter, on the right hand side of this page.  Or contact us and we will send you a copy personally.

It is best to start this exercise by listening […]

By |October 26th, 2018|Anxiety, Confidence, freedom of mind, meditation|0 Comments

De-clutter your mind

Avril Allen






Spring Cleaning
It’s time.  As the sun begins to shine it can show up a lot of dross. Do you know that a good spring clean can start with the mind?

How much easier it is to focus when the mind is cleared of mental chatter and clutter. A client described our coaching sessions as de-cluttering […]

By |September 20th, 2018|Anxiety, Clarity, Confidence, Focus and Direction, freedom of mind, mindfulness, Stress|Comments Off on De-clutter your mind

Stressed out by your Smartphone?

At this time of year we often embark on a diet to reduce food intake, but many of us consume an unhealthy level of digital fare.  According to the Tonight programme broadcast on 4th February, 48% of us in the UK describe ourselves as hooked on our handsets and the average person checks their phone […]

By |August 6th, 2018|Anxiety, freedom of mind, mindfulness, Stress|0 Comments

Stressed, Overworked, Wired? Is Supercarer at work?

Are you a woman stressed from juggling too many projects or roles?

When you drop one of the balls does your self-esteem and confidence fall too?

Finding it difficult to say No?

Feeling eaten away by others demands?

You may be in the grips of Supercarer, or in a really bad case, what I call chronic carer syndrome!

We women […]

By |July 25th, 2018|Anxiety, Assertiveness, Confidence, Self Esteem|0 Comments

Sabotaging your Relationships with Supercarer?

The Tyranny of Supercarer
“If you don’t want to offend, don’t get up in the morning!”

We women are notoriously caught up in guilt around keeping our best interests at heart.

Are you easily swayed into taking care of other people at the expense of your own health and prosperity? Unable to say No to others demands however […]

By |June 22nd, 2018|Assertiveness, Confidence, Self Esteem, Stress|0 Comments

Lawcare News Issue 2 2016: Stress & Anxiety Breakthroughs

Stress and Anxiety Breakthrough Coaching

by Psychologist and Coach Avril Allen

There is a common perception of lawyers as cool and collected by nature, and while the profession does indeed take intellectual rigour, lawyers are human and maybe affected by difficult emotions despite their efforts to disguise them. Within the profession stress and anxiety have become taboo. […]

By |September 29th, 2017|Anxiety, Confidence, Focus and Direction, mindfulness|0 Comments

Anxiety and the Art of Indifference

3 minutes to Handle Doubts and Fears






Anxious thoughts and feelings are hard-wired into us to avoid danger. They are there to keep us safe.  But the trouble is these days we are rarely lunch for a lion and the threat is usually no more than a threat to the ego, not life and limb!  As […]

By |November 11th, 2015|Anxiety, Assertiveness, Confidence, Stress|0 Comments