Coral Harrison, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Coral Harrison

Dumfries DG1 English
Coral Harrison, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Coral Harrison

Dumfries DG1 English

My Approach

I am an experienced psychotherapist who supports individuals to make sense of their lives and find ways to feel more at peace with themselves. Research shows that it is the relationship between the client & therapist that is the most important aspect of therapy.

I encourage people to adopt an attitude of curiosity and compassion as we explore together their difficulties. I pay attention to holding patterns in the body. Trauma and overwhelming stress create activation of the survival system, a bit like the accelerator constantly pressed down in the car. The body and mind finds it difficult to switch off. These leaves individuals experiencing tension, physical illness and/or disconnection from their bodies and emotions. Helping people reconnect with their inner world is an important part of how I work.

I encourage people to adopt an attitude of curiosity about the origins of their problems. I pay attention to holding patterns in the body drawing from somatic trauma therapy. I work with children, teenagers, adults and professionals who need support at a time in their lives when there is too much going on.

I am a qualified Adult & Child Psychotherapist. I have over 25 years of working with people who have experienced emotional distress, trauma and developmental neglect.  


I am a qualified Adult & Child Psychotherapist. I have over 25 years of working with people who have experienced emotional distress, trauma and developmental neglect.

About Me

I am a warm, caring professional who enjoys helping people find their inner strengths and resources. Most people find me approachable, non judgemental, honest and open.

I work with children, teenagers, adults and professionals who need support at a time in their lives when there is too much going on. This support can be short term with the focus on learning strategies for managing anxiety, depression, decreasing stress or a space to exploring feelings. If you have struggled with similar issues for sometime, it is more likely that a longer term approach will be needed. Weekly therapy can be a valuable resource and investment in yourself, supporting you find out who you are; develop understanding of how your past experiences have influenced your present life; and allow time to build or rebuild inner strengths and resilience.

I also offer nature based approaches in the outdoors. This helps people get out of their busy minds and into the environment. Walking and talking is an effective alternative to office based therapy. Contact me to find out more.

I also offer equine assisted psychotherapy which involves horses in the outdoors. This is an international recognised team approach that helps people find their own solutions to struggles in their lives. I offer this approach on a Thursday at Denton Hall Farmhouse, Low Row, in beautiful North Cumbria surroundings. I am planning to offer workshops for groups, parents, organisations and teams, when the better weather arrive.

To find out more about this approach www.changeways.co. uk

I work with

  • Children and young people

Special Interests

Like all UKCP registered psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors I can work with a wide range of issues, but here are some areas in which I have a special interest or additional experience.

Anxiety is one of the main reasons people come to therapy. In the UK it is effecting millions of adults and children. Anxiety is a response to stress which causes both physical sensations and repetitive thinking patterns. It can effect your quality of life, sleep and relationships. Living with pressure, uncertainty and fear are some of the reasons for anxiety starting. Talking to a therapist can help you learn strategies to manage your anxiety and find the underlying cause/s.
Grief is part of life and a natural response to the loss of a cared for other. This might be a person, a loved pet, a place or a response to a life event such as divorce, retirement of children leaving home. Sometimes the natural healing process of mourning gets blocked leaving a sense of stuckness and difficulty in being able to enjoy life again. Additional help from a trained therapist can help provide a space to grieve the losses that you have experienced and help you move forward towards a place of acceptance. When we loose someone we love, life is never the same as it was before. Adjusting to loss takes time and can have an impact on your energy levels. A trained, caring professional experienced in grief can help.
Supervision will help you to develop your confidence and skills in your work. It is a supportive and developmental process with a more experienced psychotherapist. I enjoy supporting therapists to develop their therapeutic skills and individual style. It provides the opportunity for you to reflect on and review your practice; discuss individual cases; consolidate skills and develop confidence. 

Supervision is relevant for any professional working with people with mental health difficulties.
Trauma can effect the whole of our life, our relationships, our sleep. Trauma creates a stress response in the survival system. People can experience tension, physical illness and/or disconnection from their bodies and emotions. Helping people reconnect with their inner world is an important part of how I work and moving forward from trauma.

Types of Therapies Offered

  • Child Psychotherapist
  • Transactional Analysis Psychotherapist

What I can help with

  • Adoption

Types of sessions

  • Telephone Therapy

Dumfries Office


Dumfries DG1 4XB
United Kingdom

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Cost:

£50 for a fifty minute appointment
£75 Group facilitation
£95 for Equine Assisted Psychotherapy

Brampton Office


Low Row
Brampton CA8 2JA
UK

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Cost:

Fee: £95 Equine Assisted Psychotherapy

Concessions: Self funded sessions by parents £80

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Dumfries Office


Dumfries DG1 4TA
Scotland

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Cost:

£50 for a fifty minute appointment
£75 Group facilitation per hour
£95 Equine Assisted Psychotherapy per hour

UKCP College

  • Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy College (HIPC)

Working with Children

For more information about therapy for children and young people, visit our info page.
Coral Harrison

Coral Harrison

Dumfries DG1