How does counselling work at YES?
At YES, we understand how difficult it may be for our young people to reach out for support. YES Counselling provides a space to speak with a trained professional about your concerns and issues, empowering you to explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours. YES Counselling is confidential and non-judgmental.
We offer 8 free sessions for young people aged between 11 – 25 years old. Our Counselling team provides a variety of knowledge and skills. Every young person is unique and will come to our service with their individual experiences.
Counselling sessions are 50 minutes and held one-to-one on a weekly basis. Sessions are available from our Colchester or Clacton office.
Our referral form can be completed and submitted online here.
Our counselling team provide a variety of services in order to best suit your individual needs, this can be anything from group support to one-on-one counselling.
If you have finished one-on-one with a counsellor, you may still benefit from joining one of our many projects and programmes:
If you need access to mental health support outside of our opening hours or are over the age of 25, consider using the following resources:
Out of Hours
Over 25 Support
What is School Navigation?
Our school navigators are posted in a growing number of local secondary schools to provide young people with a safe and confidential space to talk with a YES professional. Early intervention is a major focus of this programme.