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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 over 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 *

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

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

Areas of counselling we deal with

Other areas of counselling we deal with

  • Bullying
  • School refusal/issues

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Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone 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 £50 for 50 minutes.  

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

When we work

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Afternoon
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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, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, ST14 8EY

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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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 to further increase accessibility.

Additional languages

Welsh

Online platforms

Microsoft Spaces
Whatsapp
Zoom

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