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About us

In order for us to help provide support to all we have changed our name to YOUR Emotional Support Service. YESS is a charitable organisation that was formed in 2011 to provide both emotional and mental health support for children, young people and now adults, 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.

Member organisations *


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

We have verified that at least one professional at this organisation is registered with the relevant professional body.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Bullying
  • School refusal/issues

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Dance therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
  • Existential therapy
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Reality therapy
  • Solution focused brief 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.

The Alan Dean Centre 23
Carter Street
ST14 8EY

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

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

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


Youth Emotional Support Service

Youth Emotional Support Service