"I offer a warm, safe, and accepting space in which you can bring whatever feels most important to you."
I am a Humanistic Person-Centred Therapist and Systemic Family Practitioner with 16 years of experience working with adults, children, and families. I have a genuine positive regard for others and believe my role is to support the development and personal growth of others.
Avril is a member of BACP and abides by their ethics.
I offer counselling online via video or telephone and provide a free initial consultation of 15 minutes to ensure I am the right counsellor for you.
I first trained as counsellor in year 2000 following my involvement with ChildLine and have worked for numerous organisations including the NHS since then.
I specialise in working with young people and adults who have experienced trauma and abuse. I also have extensive experience supporting staff with personal and professional development.
I offer a holistic and integrative approach, using my experience of different counselling methodologies. I bring together my core Person-Centred approach with Systemic Family Therapy to address unhelpful patterns of behaviour.
I offer a warm, safe, and accepting space in which you can bring whatever feels most important to you.
I look forward to working with you and helping you make the changes you want in your life.
Working with Complex Trauma - 2021
Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling - 2020
Advanced Child Sexual Exploitation Practitioner (ACSEP) - 2018
Postgraduate Diploma in Systemic Family Practice - 2016
Level 5 BTEC Professional Certificate in Weight Management Consultancy - 2013
BS in Therapeutic Counselling - 2005-2006
Diploma in Person Centred Counselling - 2002-2004
Certificate in Counselling - 1999-2000
“Thank you for putting me in touch with Avril at the beginning of this year. My mental health was in a bad way, and I wasn’t coping well particularly through and post lockdown. Speaking with Avril has really changed my life around and made me accept things I never thought I would. I didn’t believer I could be helped and had lost a lot of hope;
Avril helped me to see that this wasn’t necessarily the case and that I could move on with my life while managing negative feelings positively. Thank you for connecting me with Avril and thank you Avril for being fantastically accommodating and for your expertise and support.”
How can Avril help you?
Avril can help with a wide range of issues. If you don’t see what you are looking for, contact us to see how Avril can help you.
Online or telephone sessions available.
Sessions last 50 minutes and are typically at the same time every week unless agreed otherwise.