"I have attended Avril's practice cyclically throughout the past year and it has been a very rich and rewarding part of my ongoing journey to understand and heal myself; to grow from fear and anxiety into personal agency and vitality.
I reached out to Avril after realising that I wanted some support to figure out the quagmire of acute negative emotion and relationship trauma that I had been experiencing.
After a tentative start where I slowly developed my trust, Avril's practice now feels truly safe to me, and the space she offers allows me to reveal parts of myself that even I was not consciously aware of.
I find Avril to be highly sensitive and perceptive and able to pick up on subtle changes in my emotional and physical state as we address or unpack issues. Combined with, what I perceive to be, clarity and integrity informed by her considerable experience and training, she is able to guide each session in an intelligent way that has me feeling both supported, as well as responsible for myself and thereby encouraged to develop healthy agency.
Avril offers a variety of tools and activities to help me understand the connection between my thoughts, emotions and my body – particularly my nervous system and its responses through sensations in my body, in safe, manageable pieces – which is the Somatic Experiencing process.
I wholeheartedly recommend Avril and the services she provides"