The team at Treehouse Psychology are committed to working with clients using a Strengths Approach, which has, at its core, positive attitudes about people's dignity, strengths, capacities, and rights. The Strengths Approach involves working in partnership with clients in relation to the therapeutic processes in which they are involved. Psychologists providing services at Treehouse Psychology also use the Biopsychosocial approach and the Bioecological Model to ensure that we fully understand all factors influencing an individuals' mental health. Our therapists also work within a trauma-informed, attachment focused framework.
Janelle Middleton is the Principal (registered) Psychologist of Treehouse Psychology and has over 25 years of experience working with all age groups in a variety of settings. Janelle uses a range of treatment approaches with a focus on Acceptance and Commitment therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioural therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Schema Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Solution-focused therapy delivering all interventions from a client-centred approach. Janelle is also trained in Sandplay therapy. Janelle brings the experience of a varied work history having held positions such as pregnancy counsellor, life-skills trainer for unemployed teenagers, residential youth worker, family counsellor (working with families engaged in the child protection system), the Co-ordinator of a women's refuge (for women and children escaping domestic violence) and the Manager of a parenting program. Janelle has also held the role of Psychologist for the organisation now known as SIDS and KIDS and was the Co-ordinator of a Brisbane based Big Brothers-Big Sisters program (a mentoring program for at risk young people). Janelle has also held practice advisor, research, training, and management roles. Janelle has completed post graduate studies in the area of Developmental/Complex Trauma. Janelle has also trained to deliver the parenting programs 1-2-3 Magic & Emotion Coaching; Circle of Security; and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy. Janelle works at the Kenmore Clinic (Wednesday mornings) and at The Gap Clinic (Mondays).
Karen Grantham is a registered Psychologist who works with clients of all ages. Karen has experience providing both individual and family counselling, including with clients with complex needs. Karen uses a range of treatment approaches such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and a Sensorimotor approach to psychotherapy; seeking to deliver therapy from a person centred approach. Karen uses play, art, and music as mediums to enhance her therapeutic interventions. Karen has worked in a range of contexts, including child protection and providing NDIS services. Karen has a particular interest, and experience, in sexual abuse counselling, including protective behaviours counselling and support for children (whether directly, or indirectly, affected by sexual abuse) and adults (as parents). Karen is a trained facilitator for the parenting programs Circle of Security and 1-2-3 Magic & Emotion Coaching. Karen can deliver these programs in either a group setting or as one-on-one parenting support/education. Karen works from our Kenmore Clinic on Wednesday afternoons.