Our conception and birth!

We are two Clinical Psychologists with  a particular interest in the emotional well being of parents and and their children during the early years of family life.  We are both experienced at delivering talking therapy for a range of issues which might be a struggle for parents in this stage of life; mood, worry, guilt, birth and bonding.  


There is an old saying that "it takes a village to raise a child", meaning that parents need to be supported by a community around them to raise their children.  Sadly, for many parents, that sense of a supportive community around them is not there any more.  We saw the need for community based care and support and this is our venture to fill some of those gaps and create a sense of 'the village'.  

The Koala Tree is an evolving project. We want it to be right for the people who might use it, so please feel free to tell us what we are doing right and how we might do things better.

We have based ourselves within another fantastic local community project - The Old Needle Works in Redditch. Here we can create a space that promotes understanding and growth, healing and care. 




We believe in the importance of relationships, and that as humans we are born to seek connections.


We believe in the importance of sensitivity to emotional suffering and a commitment to alleviate it.


We believe in a community based, accessible service. After all "it takes a village to raise a child."


We believe that wellbeing in infancy promotes lifelong wellbeing.


We believe in creating a space where people feel welcomed, accepted and understood.



Dr Amy Woolston

Clinical Psychologist D.Clin.Psy, HCPC Reg.

My name is Amy and I have been working as a qualified Clinical Psychologist since 2007. I have worked with children and adolescents, adults, and with families from conception and into the early years.  


I am particularly interested in working with mums and dads during their transition to parenthood and the early years. Whilst this can be a psychologically difficult time, I also believe it is also a window of opportunity for therapeutic work.

I am an eclective practitioner, drawing on a number of theoretical psychological models. I have a particular interest in attachment theory and believe that understanding our own early relationships and experiences can give people the framework to move forward. I work with clients as individuals, collaboratively and at their own pace.


Dr Adele Phillips

Clinical Psychologist D.Clin.Psy, HCPC Reg.

My name is Adele and I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist with a special interest in psychological wellbeing throughout the journey to parenthood, from pre-conception through to the early years. I am passionate about supporting people to make sense of their struggles and to find strength and courage during this huge life transition. I believe that everybody needs help sometimes.  

I am experienced in working with individuals, couples and families. My therapeutic approach is grounded in compassion and guided by each individual and their needs. I primarily draw on CFT (Compassion Focused Therapy), CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) approaches, as well as EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) within my work.


"Thank you so much for the kindness and compassion you have shown over the past few months. Thanks to your support I now feel I am able to enjoy my daughter like I had hoped to."

"Your warmth and non-judgement have been invaluable in setting me on a better path."