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Yvonne Yates

Yvonne Yates

Cognitive Behavioural Therapist in Northwich

As educational, health and wellbeing experts, YPS Psychology are dedicated to assessing learning needs and challenging the mental health problems faced by our clients, and positively shaping lives to promote constructive change. We believe every individual should have the opportunity to achieve their full potential and enjoy an exceptional quality of life. To ensure this is possible we're here to help address the psychological and educational needs of children and adults, in a range of educational, NHS, community and private settings.

Background & Qualifications

Founded by Dr Yvonne Yates, Practitioner Psychologist, YPS Psychology is devoted to caring for your mental health and development, and aiding you as you do the same for children, students, or workers in your care. We're committed to providing professional, accessible psychological assessments and support to workplace and education-based environments across the Midlands, the North West and further afield. With over 20 years' experience in the study and application of psychology you're in very capable hands.

Specialising in psychological assessments and advice for individuals struggling with learning difficulties such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, and ADHD, Yvonne is an educational psychologist with over 20 years of experience offering support and care to individuals in workplace and educational settings.

Her book, Human Givens Therapy, teaches professionals how to effectively support the young people in their care.

My Specialisms

PS Psychology offer a range of services as part of our dedication to providing professional solutions to educational, health and wellbeing needs in a range of settings. We're here to ensure every individual, whether child, student or worker, has the opportunity to achieve their full potential and enjoy an exceptional quality of life.
Academia is a high-pressure environment that many individuals struggle to adjust to, particularly if they experience emotional or Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD). At YPS Psychology we specialise in the provision of SpLD assessments for universities and colleges, evaluating students' underlying abilities and cognitive weaknesses, literacy needs, problems with attention and writing, numeracy difficulties, and organisation/time management issues, and helping them to apply for the support they need for a range of conditions including:

Dyslexia
ADHD
Dyspraxia
Dyscalculia

We also provide assessments of students for SpLD who have autism and hearing impairments. With years of experience working closely with individuals on the autism spectrum we are able to administer tests in a sensitive manner. Our assessments also cover English as an Additional Language (or EAL) students in FE and HE settings. We give careful consideration of linguistic and cultural variations among EAL students that may adversely affect their test performance.

In addition we also examine academic-related needs, supporting applications for Disabled Students Allowance (DSA) and Access Arrangements, including: Assessment of Specific Learning Difficulties, for Dyslexia, ADHD, Dyspraxia, and Dyscalculia.
Psychological assessments and advice - Learning Difficulties, Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD) - dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADD/ADHD, dyscalculia.
Assessments of mental health, autism, auditory processing.
Assessments of SpLD in the workplace.
Psychological therapies, including CBT and Human Givens for adults, adolescents and children (anxiety, stress management, low self-esteem, depression).
Psychological Assessment For Higher Education Institutions
Support & Psychological Services For Schools & Academies
Workplace Psychology Services

Research on developing Self-Help materials for Adults in Primary Care with mild to moderate mental health problems.
Joint working with Occupational Therapists (OT), Speech and Language Therapists (SALT), and other health and social care professionals.
Training to a range of professionals on psychological problems.
Speaking at conferences and leading seminars and workshops from London to Montreal on Human Givens therapy and mental health; working memory; auditory processing; social skills; attachment and behaviour.

An Educational Psychology (EP) assessment can help children and young people apply for additional support at school, to help them within the classroom, or aid them in accessing exam concessions, such as extra time, if they experience learning difficulties like dyslexia, dyscalculia or dyspraxia, or if poor working memory, phonological processing, or processing speed difficulties are identified.

Our psychological assessments for schools can help education providers feel more confident in applying for SEN support from the Local Authority when an EP assessment has been completed, due to the expertise Educational Psychologists have in child development and learning. EPs reports are often used as part of the information gathering process to inform interventions.

At YPS Psychology we specialise in providing learning assessments for schools and academies to help children and young people up to the age of 25 apply for all the support needed to effectively manage their emotional and learning difficulties.

Approach to Therapy & How I Work

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Therapies & Rates

Please note the rates detailed below are there to give you an idea of the therapists standard rates, we strongly advise you contact the therapist for more detailed rates and any offers they may have.

Therapy Appointment Type Rate
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy In Person Please Call
Human Givens In Person Please Call

Additional Rate Information

Our fees represent the level of our practitioners' expertise and the amount of work required in order to satisfy our clients' requests. Being knowledgeable about the typical fees charged to schools, universities and workplaces by Local Authorities, the NHS and other providers of services; we are confident that they are