"I was at a low point when I first came to Aveline and had been stuck in the same negative, mental cycles for a long time. With Aveline’s help I was able to turn it around and really break down personal barriers which were persistently causing me pain and upset. Aveline is extremely patient and caring. I always felt listened too and understood with any thought, feeling or experience I would bring to the conversation. Aveline has equipped me with tools which have enabled me to stay on a good path."
“Regardless of how difficult the situation I needed to discuss, Aveline always made me feel at ease and supported. Aveline gave me an awareness of my feelings and situations, good and bad, that I would never have been able to obtain by myself, and she got me out of a very desperate and dark place.".
“I always felt understood and listened to which is obviously important in therapy but what really stood out was how cared about I felt. One thing that really stood out was the fact that I would receive reading materials in between sessions for things that may be helpful to me, it really meant a lot that I wasn't in a "therapy bubble" for one hour a week and then had to do the rest of the week on my own - I always felt like I had someone in my corner.”
“I was at a very scary place in my life. I didn’t want to go on anymore, I had had enough. Aveline got me straight away, every session was a step forward and out of danger. Aveline helped me look at my life and make sense of it. We also laughed a lot".
“Aveline was amazing at guiding me through the sessions and allowed me to just blurt out my jumbled thoughts and worries. This really allowed me to try and make sense of what was going on in my head and early adulthood stresses - the sessions really took me on a ‘journey’ as such. She is kind and so easy to talk to - I always felt comfortable in her company. The sessions lifted a big weight off by just being able to talk to someone who had no knowledge about me or my life before the sessions.”
“I felt instantly comfortable around Aveline. The work allowed me to feel so much better about myself and my life, it got me through the most difficult time of my life so far”
“I had no idea what I would take from talking therapy but am thankful I saw Aveline. She was gentle, empathetic and encouraging, and allowed me to attempt to unravel the mess I was in. I couldn't have got through it without her. I am better equipped to cope, and have gained confidence since my sessions."
Sarah H, 55
“I have found working with Aveline to be an amazing process. Her perceptive questioning and compassion have given me the confidence to consider fully what I want from my life and what a future on my terms would look like. I like myself more and feel hopeful for what is to come.”
“Aveline is an excellent counsellor. She has not only helped me handle my emotions but helped me to understand the root of them better. Having her counselling has been a tremendous help.”
"Having faced the most challenging time in my life, Aveline has been one of the strongest beacons of light, in the darkest of storms. I personally have found her warm demeanour easy to open up to. Aveline has clarity of mind when placing troubling perspectives, and [helped me] navigate safely in dangerous waters."
“Aveline was very kind and listened to me. The sessions were fun, we played lots of games. I didn't feel so angry after this.”
“It was with trepidation that I arranged to meet Aveline Archer. I need not have worried as she made me feel very comfortable and at ease straight away and I was able to open up to her like never before. She let me talk and maybe ‘guided’ me softly a couple of times when I got confused and I was always surprised when my hour was up (or had over run)! With Aveline’s guidance I felt I was a better person and understood my life so much better. I would recommend Aveline to anyone.”
“Aveline was patient and understanding. My life has turned around.”
"The first session can be scary and all sorts of things can be going through your mind. But as Aveline went through everything with me it put me at ease and made me feel comfortable opening up and talking about everything I needed to. She is very understanding and most importantly she really listens to you, which is obviously the most important thing to have when going through counselling. I'm very thankful for the sessions I had as I wasn't sure that I'd get back to how I was. I would recommend Aveline to anyone in need of a counsellor to sort out any issues."
"You can share your thoughts without your parents listening. Afterwards I felt happier and there were less worries rushing around in my head. There are also toys and snacks!"
"Aveline provided a safe space where I felt I could talk freely and confidently about my personal life. I never felt pressured into talking about anything I didn't yet feel comfortable with. Three months after my last counselling session, I still feel so empowered and resilient. I'm so pleased I found such a wonderful counsellor."
*each client has decided whether to retain their own name or provide a pseudonym.