The Family Associates

About Us

Hello! I am Dr. Jan Warnes, creator, and heart of The Family Associates. We are an independent clinical psychology practice with a range of multi-disciplinary therapists. We offer therapy for children and young people/teens/young adults, family intervention, group programs, and also trauma-focused therapy for adults.

At The Family Associates, we provide private holistic and professional mental health services. We offer a safe, warm, and empathic space to begin the work for yourself, your children, and/or your family. Often people access therapy with me or one of my qualified therapists to help them feel less distressed, improve their well-being, and to work on therapeutic goals. 

We believe change happens through talking and that everyone is worthy of living their life the way they want. Sometimes things get in the way of this, and life can be hard. 

When working with young people, we believe it’s important to hold a safe therapeutic space for you, and where possible to involve your parents as much as you consent to. We are passionate about supporting the systems and environments around you- the family, the child-parent relationship, and school environments. All the systems need to work together. 

The therapy process is collaborative (a “joint effort”). This means you can let us know what you find helpful or unhelpful and share your ideas on what will aid progress. 

Therapy is not necessarily a “quick fix” and it can take time and work to see changes. We cannot guarantee that sessions will result in improvement. We will do our best to provide effective treatment and help you achieve what you want. 

Your progress can be regularly reviewed and we will only recommend further sessions if these are likely to be of benefit to you. You are under no obligation to continue sessions if it’s not working for you or if we aren’t a good fit.

All my associates abide by the same ethical principles outlined in my terms of engagement. We have a privacy policy, and we would need consent from you regarding both of these agreements before proceeding.

Your Appointments 

• Standard therapy appointments last up to an hour and are usually held once a week or once a fortnight.

•  The initial appointment and each standard treatment session fee range from £90-£110.

• If you need to cancel a session, you can do this by email or phone. However, please note that cancellations with less than 48 hours notice will incur the full session fee.

• We will ask for some personal information about you, please refer to our privacy statement.

We offer online therapy wherever your location. 

Locally, we have clinic rooms across Cumbria in Carlisle, Penrith, and Kendal.