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About us

Your Emotional Support Service (YESS) is a charity based in Uttoxeter, Staffordshire. We offer support to people of all ages who require specialist therapeutic interventions to manage their emotional health and wellbeing. We provide a range of talking and creative therapies that can be delivered on an individual basis or as part of a group. Services are delivered remotely, and also from our base in Uttoxeter, as well as a number of schools and other community settings.      

We have been operating in the area for nearly ten years, and our team has a wealth of experience across children and adult settings. YESS is an innovative provider, offering a mix of individual therapy and group work, workshops, training events and staff supervision.

We are passionate about mental health and wellbeing and we want to make our services as accessible as possible. Equality and diversity are important at YESSS and we are committed to ensuring that we will consider your religion, disability, sexuality and gender to ensure that our services are available and accessible for all....this is YOUR emotional support service.

Training, qualifications & experience

We have a highly skilled and experienced staff team who have core and specialist training to allow them to offer therapeutic interventions. All our staff are educated to a minimum diploma level but most hold either MA or MSc level in their chosen specialism.   As clinicians, all our staff are registered with a relevant professional body, such as Health Care Professions Council (HCPC), British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT) or British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapists (BACP), which further underpins their expertise. We also ensure all of our staff are subject to an enhanced DBS check and complete regular safeguarding training.  

The team is made up of dance movement psychotherapists, art therapists, person centered counsellors, integrative counsellors, mindfulness practitioners, and a systemic family practitioner.   Being able to offer such a diverse set of evidence-based treatments means that clients can be sure that we will be able to offer something that responds to your individual needs.

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


£45.00 per session

Additional information

As a charity, if we have a funded service available for you we will make sure that you are seen as part of that project. Where we are not able to offer a funded service, sessions are charged at £45 for 50 minutes.  

We also offer workshops, group therapy and training events at competitive prices, please contact us to discuss your specific needs. 


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

YESS phone lines are open Tuesday - Friday 10-2.  

Appointments are available outside of these times.  

Further information

Our phone lines are open Tuesday - Friday 10-2. 
Appointments are available outside of these times.

The Alan Dean Centre 23
Carter Street
ST14 8EY

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

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.

YESS have a fully functional building offering numerous comfortable therapy rooms and access to room downstairs for those with mobility issues. We have online services available too.

Online platforms

Microsoft Spaces


Youth Emotional Support Service

Youth Emotional Support Service