Welcome to Treehousetales Family Therapy Services

Elizabeth Wareing (Beth) and Julie Oates (Jools) are qualified family and systemic psychotherapists and systemic supervisors with over 60 years combined experience of working with children, young people and families in hospitals; schools; youth offending services and mental health services in the NHS; and local authorities in the UK. Beth started out as a mental health nurse, whilst Jools began as a paediatric nurse.

We are based in Poole, Dorset. We are both registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), are members of the Association for Family Therapy and Systemic Practice (AFT) and have current enhanced DBS disclosures and professional indemnity insurance.

About Beth

Beth’s many years of working in mental health, in both adult and child and adolescent settings, give her a confidence in this field which inspires confidence in others. She is fun and funny, relaxed, but completely professional when required. Beth has been devoted to raising her three boys, alongside her work in the NHS, and works at least as hard on her personal relationships as she does on her professional ones. There is no such thing as a ‘normal family’ and Beth knows this as well as anyone. Love, hope, forgiveness and grace are being worked out daily, and the result is someone who knows both gratitude and joy.

About Jools

When I think about Jools, being safe is what comes to mind. She confidently creates a safe space for people to share and experience vulnerability whilst holding them securely. It comes naturally for Jools to work in an ethical and professional manner, paying attention to the important values of those around her without discrimination or judgement, seeking to find the similarities that connect us rather than the differences that divide us. I have worked alongside Jools in the field of mental health for 6 years. She is steadfast in her approach, pays meticulous attention to detail and is loyal and trustworthy both as a colleague, a friend and business partner. She strives to do her best and reliably gets the job done.