Coral Harrison, PTSTA, CTA, Psychotherapist

Coral Harrison, PTSTA, CTA, Psychotherapist

Heston House
The Crichton
Bankend Road

07766 706066

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Heston House
The Crichton
Bankend Road

07766 706066

About me

I help people find solutions to problems in their life. You may be experiencing changes such as children leaving home, difficulties with your teenager, fear of being open about your sexuality redundancy, or the recent break up of a relationship. These experiences can cause anxiety and leave you feeling stressed or overwhelmed. Talking to a trained professional, outside of the situation, can help you find a way to mange these difficulties more effectively and help you feel more resourced.

I work with adults, children & teenagers. I enjoy supporting parents to improve relationships with their child or teenager. I share my understanding of the changes in the brain, during adolescence, to support their vital job as parents, helping them to understand behaviour as a symptom rather than the problem.

It is important to choose someone that you feel comfortable with and that has the expertise to help you. I am an experienced Child & Adult Psychotherapist, registered with the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).  I have been working in this field since 1995.

I offer Equine Assisted Psychotherapy through Changeways. This is a team approach that uses horses to help people find their own solutions to problems in their lives. We work with parents to help them find different ways of communicating with their teenager or child. We work with children who are struggling at school or in their relationships with themselves or others. This includes adoption, anger, autism, anxiety, depression & other emotional distress.

This unique approach works well with children, young people & adults as an alternative to talking therapies. This experience can help people learn to face their fears, develop assertiveness, improve relationships and provide a unique way to connect with themselves.

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Training, qualifications & experience

I came into this work because of my own experience of asverse childhood experiences. I started as a youth worker and went on to train as a drug and alcohol counsellor. I was introduced to Transactional Analysis, a theory of personality and communication, and I was intrigued. I’d finally found something that explained emotional difficulties. I started my training as a psychotherapist in 1999, gaining my qualification in 2008 as a Certified Transactional Analyst. I developed an interest in trauma and understanding how childhood experiences affect people’s choices and relationships. I graduated with Babette Rothschild, author of ‘The Body Remembers’ in 2005. Since then I have continued to expand my knowledge of how relationships shape our experiences and brains.

I am also a UKCP registered Child & Adult Psychotherapist.

I am Advance Certicated with EAGALA, Equine Assisted Growth & Learning Association - which is their highest of certification.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Parenting problems with children and teenagers.

Photos & videos

  • Therapy using horses


My fees for psychotherapy are £50 for a 50 minute session.

Supervision is £60 per hour.

Equine Assisted Psychotherapy & Learning
This is available at Denton Hall Farmhouse, Low Row, Brampton.  We have a sliding scale from £80-£95 per one hour session.

Further information

I specialise in working with people who have experienced trauma. I also offer training, supervision & mentoring in Equine Assisted Psychotherapy & Learning.

Maps & Directions

Dumfries, DG1 4TA

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Monday, Tuesday & Friday In Dumfries. Thursday for Equine Assisted Psychotherapy at Denton Hall Farmhouse, Low Row.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

I am a UKCP registered Child & Adult supervisor.

Online supervision:Yes
Telephone supervision:Yes
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