Youth Emotional Support Service
YESS is a charitable organisation that was formed in 2011 to provide both emotional and mental health support for children and young people aged 5 – 19 years old, and initially started working within designated schools in Uttoxeter.
Following a successful tender with Staffordshire County Council in 2013 and the CCG, YESS has provided emotional wellbeing support from the ages of 5 -19 years within designated areas in Staffordshire since then.
YESS has 8 years' experience of delivering a high quality service and have established our service as an innovative provider by aligning our service to the ‘getting help’ and ‘getting more help’ quadrants of the Thrive Model of delivering mental health services.
Support is delivered through the medium of 1:1 Counselling sessions on issues specifically relevant to young people such as relationships, family, school/academic issues, self-esteem/confidence etc. Psycho-educational group work sessions are delivered over a six weeks programme on identified issues such as anger, anxiety, stress/exam stress, conflict management, depression and self-esteem.
Training, qualifications & experience
All of our staff are highly trained in therapeutic and psychological interventions and evidence-based practices including person centered counselling, counselling psychology, systemic family intervention, REBT, Mindfulness, art psychotherapy and dance movement psychotherapy. As a collective they have many years of experience working across various clinical settings within CAMHS and provide support for CYP who are experiencing poor mental health. This has ensured a good applied knowledge of their specialisms.
YESS Therapists are trained to a minimum of Advanced diploma, Professional diploma, post graduate degrees and Masters Degree Level in various modalities.
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Areas of counselling we deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Health anxiety
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling we deal with
- School refusal/issues
- Art therapy/Art psychotherapy
- Arts therapies
- Couples counselling
- Dance therapy
- Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
- Existential therapy
Costs for individual sessions are £45.00 per hour.
Groups are priced competitively and please contact for more details.
Training is also provided and please contact for more details.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
YESS have a fully functional building offering numerous comfortable therapy rooms and access to room downstairs for those with mobility issues.
YESS operate Monday - Friday - 9.00 - 5.00 Thursdays 9.00 - 7.00 Saturdays 9.00 - 12.00
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|