Welcome to Treehouse Practice
At Treehouse we offer clinical psychology, speech and language, occupational therapy, psychotherapy, multi-disciplinary assessment, consultation, and intervention services. We accept referrals from parents, GPs, health professionals, HSE and Tusla services. We provide warm, child friendly and welcoming services to children and families. We believe that your contact with services should be as inviting and supportive as possible.
About Treehouse Practice
You might say that Treehouse Practice started with a baby. After working for the HSE for 8 years, our clinical director Sara took a leap of faith, and in 2013 left to set up her own practice. The idea behind this change was to offer a personalised bespoke clinical experience, while balancing time for being a mother. In its infancy the practice was small, but gradually the roots and branches have grown and grown. From the very start, the practice was designed with children in mind; from the therapeutic library in the reception area, to the art wall designed by the children who visit us themselves, to the little toy each child gets to take away at the end of the visit... We want the children that visit us to feel supported, valued, nurtured, and part of the practice they attend. We certainly feel the children that attend us deserve this model of care. The practice now employs 16 dedicated professionals, all equally committted to supporting children's development.
Speech & Language Therapy
Trauma-informed services for children in care
Treehouse Practice offers a bespoke and specialised multi disciplinary team for children in care. Our team have undergone additional training in DDP, Theraplay (Levels 1 and 2), Child Attachment Interview, Story Stem Assessment, Mentalisation with parents/ carers, Circle of Security attachment-based group for parents/ carers, Parent-child interaction (Anna Freud Centre), disorganised attachment, developmental trauma and sensory attachment integration therapy. This skillset equips us to undertake complex assessments and interventions, keeping the child at the centre. Treehouse Practice provides the following services for children, birth parents, foster parents, schools, and wider systems:
Assessments of attachment, trauma and emotional needs for children in care, using multiple measures including the Story Stem Assessment, Child Attachment Interview, Marshack Interaction Method Assessment, Bene-Anthony Family Relations Test, and standardised measures for children in care
Assessments of parent-child interaction from a therapeutic perspective (for instance, to inform better quality access visits)
Sensory attachment integration assessments
Differential diagnostic assessments (for instance to distinguish between ADHD/ ASD and/or developmental trauma)
Foster carer training, both at group and individual level. We run the Circle of Security group on a rolling basis
Training and support for schools in relation to developmental trauma
Reflective practice with professionals working in the area of developmental trauma
Therapeutic interventions from a trauma-informed perspective, particularly Theraplay, DDP, and SAI