Katherine Warner, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Katherine Warner

Oxford OX2
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Katherine Warner, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Katherine Warner

Oxford OX2
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About Me


Katherine Warner MA is a fully qualified and accredited Systemic Family and Couple Psychotherapist, with over 20 years of clinical experience, working therapeutically with Individuals, Couples and Families across the age-span; from young children attending with their parents, to older adult couples.

Systemic Couple and Family Therapy is an effective approach to support those affected by an extensive range of psychological difficulties experienced by Children, Young People and Adults (see below). It can also be valuable in supporting those wishing to improve couple or family relationships, or those affected by loss or changes that may place particular stress on relationships. Katherine's overall approach is Strengths and Resilience orientated and can combine Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) and Mindfulness informed approaches, when appropriate. Often therapeutic work involves working with those around the person most affected, including the wider social network, such as parents, grandparents or carers. The approach used is collaborative and flexibly, underpinned by the latest evidence based principles.

Client feedback:

“My sessions with Katherine were essential to my recovery. She was very understanding of my situation and gave me practical help which allowed me to understand and manage my negative thoughts. I always felt very comfortable talking to Katherine and genuinely looked forward to our sessions. I can’t thank her enough for the support she gave me during this difficult time, and the long term advice she has given me to prevent further issues in the future (ZT 19).

“By creating a safe, reassuring space where we can be genuine and talk honestly, Katherine has helped us navigate the most difficult conversations and situations. With great sensitivity she is encouraging us to explore and develop new and creative possibilities for living, in the wake of deep personal tragedy (GB 76).”

“Katherine is an amazing therapist (CR 10).”

“Regular visits to Katherine have really helped us…. We have benefited in particular from her empathetic listening, her understanding of the whole context of our situation, and her skill and tact in suggesting helpful courses of action (RF 41).”

“Thank you soo much for helping us to negotiate all the tricky waters with such skill and gentleness. You are a complete star Katherine (BM 52).”


Within the NHS, Katherine's experience spans a variety of contexts including Community and Inpatient Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) and Specialist Eating Disorder Services. She also has experience in contributing to Neurodevelopmental assessments, such as Autistic Spectrum Conditions and has worked within Children’s Paediatric Inpatient Services and Palliative Care. Alongside a clinical role, over the years, Katherine has been involved in Service Development and Leadership, as well as providing Training, Supervision and Consultation. As a Specialist Clinical Lecturer at Oxford Brookes University she has designed and delivered teaching for Graduate and Postgraduate Students regarding the Treatment of Eating Disorders. Publications include; Adherence to Health Advice Amongst Young People with Chronic Illness and Therapeutic Massage for Children with Cerebral Palsy. MA Dissertation explored how Arts-based approaches could be utilised to strengthen Clinical Team Resilience.

Alongside Independent Practice, Katherine currently works part time as a Senior Systemic Psychotherapist within Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust.

Regarding Private Practice, Katherine initially worked with the Oxford Priory Wellbeing Centre before developing her own Independent Practice, Oxford Family Therapy (OFT), in locations across Oxford. Referrals are accepted from independent clients, as well as Social and Health Care and those involved in legal proceedings.

In 2018 Oxford Family Therapy extended its service to include a range of online options enabling clients to access therapy from their own homes, supporting clients who may find face to face sessions in the same room challenging to access therapy from independent locations, or joining clients who may be spread across the UK, or further afield geographically, to find a space for therapy from their separate locations.

Specialist Area of Practice:

In Children and Young People -

Adjustment to change
Anger management
Anorexia Nervosa
Anxiety disorders
Asperger disorder
Asthma (poorly controlled)
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
Behavioural difficulties
Binge eating disorder (BED)
Bipolar disorder
Body dysmorphic disorder
Bulimia Nervosa
Chronic fatigue
Conduct disorders/ delinquency
Drug misuse
Eating disorders
Emotional problems
Exam stress
Family cohesion
Family conflict
Family separation
Feeding difficulties
Gender identity and dysphoria
Maladaptive emotion regulation
Medically unexplained symptoms
Mood disorders
Oppositional defiant disorder
Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Psychosis, first episode
Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
Selective mutism
Self harm
Sleep difficulties
Somatic illnesses
Substance misuse (supporting engagement)
Trauma, psychological

In Adults:

Alcohol addiction (supporting engagement)
Alcohol addiction (support for family members)
Addictions, other (supporting engagement)
Addictions, other (supporting for family members)
Anger Management
Antenatal and postnatal mental health
Anxiety Disorders
Binge Eating Disorder (BED)
Body dysmorphic disorder
Child abuse and neglect
Chronic physical illness (adjustment to)
Couple discord/conflict
Chronic fatigue
Eating disorders
Emotional connection, in relationships
Medical conditions (psychological impact)
Mood disorders
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
Physical and psychological health, improvement of
Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Psychological functioning and goal attainment
Psychosexual problems
Relational autonomy
Relationship distress
Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
Schizophrenia (support for individual and family)
Self-esteem and self-acceptance
Separation and divorce
Sexual intimacy concern
Somatoform disorders
Substance misuse (supporting engagement)

National Guidelines * recommend Systemic Family Psychotherapy to support those experiencing the above difficulties.


- MA Systemic Family Psychotherapy, Tavistock and Portman Clinic, London
- PGD Systemic Family Practice (Eating Disorders), Reading University
- PGC Applied Systemic Theory, Tavistock and Portman Clinic, London
- PGC Teaching and Assessment, Oxford Brooked University
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Children and Young People, Oxford Cognitive Therapies Centre
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy – Enhanced (Eating Disorders), Prof Fairburn, OCTC
- Dialogical Behavioural Therapy, Oxford Health DBT Service
- Multifamily Therapy for Eating Disorders, Maudsley Hospital, London
- Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS), Oxford Health Neurodevelopmental Service
- Psychological Perspectives in Education and Primary Care (PPEPC) Reading University

Professional Accreditations:

Fully qualified Systemic Couple and Family Psychotherapist accredited by the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and Association of Family Therapy (AFT) to work with Children and Young People of all ages, and Adults.
Comprehensive insurance held with Balens Specialist Professional Insurers to offer a face to face and online therapy world-wide.


* Daytime and evening appointments throughout the week (subject to availability).
* Online appointments via Zoom.
* Face to face appointments at clinics in East and North Oxford, both of which have access to free parking and easy transport links.
* Home visits considered.
* Phone and email appointments when appropriate or to support engagement.

Contact oxfordfamilytherapy@gmail.com for further information.

*N.I.C.E. (2016) National Institute of Clinical Excellence Clinical Guidelines recommending Family and Couple Therapy, Association for Family Therapy and Systemic Practice: UK
*Stratton, P. (2016) The Evidence Base of Family Therapy and Systemic Practice, Association for Family Therapy: UK

I work with

  • Children and young people
  • Companies
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Groups

Special Interests

Like all UKCP registered psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors I can work with a wide range of issues, but here are some areas in which I have a special interest or additional experience.

Katherine Warner MA is a Systemic Psychotherapist with over 20 clinical years experience working with people with Eating Disorders. - Anorexia Nervosa - Atypical Anorexia/EDNOS (Eating Disorder Nor Otherwise Specified) - Bulimia Nervosa - Disordered Eating - Loss of appetite associated with other mental health difficulties or stress
Katherine Warner MA, is a fully qualified and accredited Psychotherapist with over 20 years clinical experience and is fully insured and accredited to offer a world wide therapy/counselling service online. - connecting with clients 1:1 from a suitable private location of their choosing - enabling couples and family members to join therapy from different locations locally, nationally or globally - telephone and email appointments also available, if appropriate, or to support engagement
Katherine Warner MA is a fully qualified and accredited Systemic Family and Couple Psychotherapist with over 20 years experience working with individual, couples and families. Parenting is a term used loosely to include those involved in a parental role so could include step-parents, carers, foster carers, grandparents etc. Specialties include: - Enabling parents to support their child/teen with mental health difficulties such as Anxiety, Depression, Self harm, Eating disorders, Behavioral difficulties, Autistic Spectrum Condition etc - Supporting parents and children through parental divorce and separation and subsequent co-parenting issues - Supporting parents with transitions, loss, change and bereavement - Mediation - Strengthening relationships that may have drifted or been neglected - Couple therapy for parents or step-parents
Katherine Warner MA is a fully qualified and accredited Systemic Family and Couple Psychotherapist with over 20 years experience working with individuals, couples and families. Specialties include: - Couple therapy - Parenting/Co-parenting - Support your child with their mental health - Supporting children through parental separation and divorce - Managing transition and change in relationships - Traumatic or abusive relationships - Loss or bereavement - Mediation - Rebuilding and strengthening relationships that may have drifted or been neglected - Difficulties with intimacy or sex in relationships All appointments currently available online via Zoom.
Katherine Warner MA is a fully qualified and accredited Systemic Family and Couple Psychotherapist with over 20 years clinical experience working with people experiencing relationship difficulties. - Changes in sexuality/ sexual dysphoria/ gender identity issues - Concerns about intimacy in relationships - Trauma or abusive relationships - Infidelity - Infertility or concerns about sexual dysfunction - Managing sexual health during times of change (eg becoming a parent or following bereavement)

Types of Therapies Offered

  • Family and Systemic Psychotherapist
  • Family Therapist
  • Systemic Family and Couple Psychotherapist
  • Systemic Psychotherapist

Types of sessions

  • Face to Face - Long Term
  • Face to Face - Short Term
  • Home Visits
  • Online Therapy
  • Telephone Therapy

Oxford Office

Oxford OX2 7HU

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Fee: Fees depend on the length of appointment and whether I am seeing individuals or couples/families Feel free to contact me to arrange a free initial consultation

Concessions: Yes, negotiable upon request


Yes, negotiable upon request

Temple Cowley Office

Temple Cowley OX4 2EA

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UKCP College

  • College for Family Couple and Systemic Therapy (CFCST)

Working with Children

For more information about therapy for children and young people, visit our info page.
Katherine Warner

Katherine Warner

Oxford OX2

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