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Looking for help with your child or teenager?

I work with parents, children & teenagers. Your child may be struggling with the transition to secondary school or displaying behaviours that indicate they are struggling. I also support parents with the rewarding and sometimes challenging job of bringing up children.  Most parents need additional support at times and this can usually be provided through schools, supportive relatives and friends.  Sometimes talking to a trained professional, can help find a way forward. 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.

I also work with staff groups and teams who are providing vital care to traumatised children.  If you are a manager within a residential care organisation and you want to find out more about how I can help your organisation, contact Coral.

It is important to choose someone that your child feels 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 work in Dumfries on Monday, Tuesday & Fridays.

I also offer Equine Assisted Psychotherapy through Changeways at Brampton, Cumbria and Ecclefechan, Scotland. 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.  Find out more about therapy using horses

I also work with staff groups and teams who are providing vital care to traumatised children.  If you are a manager within a residential care organisation and you want to find out more about how I can help your organisation, contact Coral.