Coral Harrison is UKCP registered psychotherapist and supervisor for adults, children and adolescents. Her interest in working in mental health started during her career as a youth worker in a counselling centre in Carlisle, then she went on to train as an addictions counsellor, prior to starting psychotherapy training in 1999. Coral found that for some young people, talking therapies were ineffective. She discovered Eagala in 2005 and co-founded an organization working with 'at risk' children. These children had experienced significant trauma and abuse. Coral then developed her expertise in trauma, completing a Diploma in Somatic Trauma Therapy with Babette Rothschild in 2006. She qualified as a Certified Transactional Analyst in 2008 which meant she gained accreditation with UKCP. Her journey of learning continued! She added to this her Advanced Certification with Eagala in 2012. Coral has experience in working with complex mental health problems including personality disorders, attachment disorders and PTSD. Her program, ChangeWays, is based in North Cumbria. The majority of their Eagala model work is with looked after children. They also work with adults, groups and provide supervision to teams.
"I am passionate about the Eagala model and I am committed to the team approach. Developing team relationships take time however they offer rich learning opportunities, for all involved. I have been running an Eagala program since 2005. I enjoy being part of a diverse global network of practitioners. My ethos is the more we can work together and support each other, the more success we will all have. Eagala certification gives me the professional recognition I value to move forward in this sector. I am enthusiastic about the changes Eagala are making in their training and continued education program. I enjoy supporting practitioners to develop their skills & confidence through the mentoring program. It is a rich 'unlearning' and relearning process that goes on for life."