About Me

Alongside a family therapy colleague, I work in a partnership known as Treehouse Tales Family Therapy Services to offer family relationship retreats in Dorset, as well as therapy sessions tailored to families' needs. My colleague and I have extensive experience of working within Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services in the NHS, providing therapeutic support for families who are affected by sadness, worry, self harm, trauma, eating disorders and gender dysphoria, to name but a few of the issues that arise in general CAMHS services. In addition I have 5 years' experience of working with young people within a Youth Offending Service, and I have extra training in working with families where children have exhibited violent behaviour towards parents. Our retreats take place in restful locations, offering you the opportunity to spend a day away from your normal context, taking stock, and contemplating change. Our family therapy sessions take place in locations around Poole, arranged to your convenience. See our website for further information, including costs. We usually work together in the room, which ensures that multiple perspectives are taken into account. Additionally, I can offer supervision as a qualified systemic supervisor, registered with the Association for Family Therapy. This member has completed UKCP Covid-19 Online Working Guidance.

I work with

  • Families

Types of Therapies Offered

  • Family and Systemic Psychotherapist
  • Family Therapist
  • Systemic Family and Couple Psychotherapist
  • Systemic Psychotherapist

Types of sessions

  • Face to Face - Short Term

UKCP College

  • College for Family Couple and Systemic Therapy (CFCST)

Working with Children

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

Julie Oates