Client Testimonials

What a client said about working with Avril on anxiety:

“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.“

Lisa Rowland, PA

A client’s thoughts on Avril’s coaching:

“Coaching with Avril has truly enhanced my life and career. I came to coaching not knowing what to expect, but knowing my work as an artist was stuck and I was making bad decisions financially. Right from the beginning sessions with Avril my confidence in making decisions grew and opportunities started flowing. I am now building an exciting Art & Literacy business.

Avril’s manner put me at ease and I was able to really open up and get to the bottom of what was holding me back and why. She has also helped me clarify my business aims. The homework was brilliant as I was able to move forward throughout the week not just at our sessions. Thank you Avril!”

RH –Artist and Specialist Literacy Teacher.

Improved Communication Skills in the Workplace

“Avril is professional, warm and engaging, creating a safe and secure environment through which to discuss, analyse and resolve personal and work issues. Working with Avril has enabled me to grow and develop as a person in ways I never believed were available to me. I’m very grateful to have worked with Avril, someone who really seems to care for the well-being and growth of her clients. I thoroughly recommend her.”

Head of Performance and Information – NHS

Career Transition and Study Skills

“Avril has given me invaluable expertise in the management of both professional and private issues. In particular, a difficult, but ultimately successful, career transition and also trained me in techniques which lead to me successfully completing a challenging set of professional exams. Her approach is holistic but also results orientated, organised and highly professional.”

SF – Senior Local Gov. Office

Systems for Better Working Relationships

“As someone who was incredibly sceptical about the value/impact of coaching, I was extremely surprised by the changes that my sessions with Avril made. I felt extremely comfortable from the beginning talking about anything with Avril and the relaxed (but very clever) conversational style enabled me to address the issues I was struggling with in my professional life. These sessions made quite dramatic changes to how I dealt with certain situations which led to improvement in attitude in the workplace, something that was very apparent to my colleagues.

I genuinely looked forward to the weekly sessions we had and liked the confirmation and clarification style of the discussions. I also came away with a selection of ‘tools’ which I am able to call upon when certain situations arise and the value of these cannot be understated. I would recommend working with Avril to anyone, especially the sceptical, and I will miss our sessions together now the sessions have concluded, even though not needing them anymore is of course the overall aim.”

AV – Commercial Director

Life Balance – the picture of your life and how it all fits together

“Avril has coached me to integrated balance of work/personal life – exploring my deeply held values and big picture along with structured practical plans….There is more flow and less struggle in my life. I am stronger and lighter for the coaching and so are my relationships, both at work and at home.”

NB – NHS Manager

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