Counselling Services

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.

Referring To Our Counselling Services

If you would like to refer yourself or somebody else to our counselling services, please visit our support page and fill in a referral form.


Counselling Services

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.

Follow-On Support

If you have finished one-on-one with a counsellor, you may still benefit from joining one of our many projects and programmes:

Additional Resources

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

School Navigation

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.


"My counsellor helped me with building resilience against anxiety, I now feel more confident in school"
Anon, aged 14
Counselling Service User

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