Compass has been at the forefront of improving the mental health of the Merseyside community for 40 years. In 1978 Compass saw the need for accessible, affordable counselling services and through campaigning, hard work and determination set up Compass to provide high quality, professional counselling support and training. We are proud to be part of this innovative service today and hope our webpages help you to find out more about us and the range of services we offer. All our services are continually shaped and developed by those who use, volunteer, refer to and commission and fund our services.
At the heart of Compass is the Community Counselling Service,which relies on donations and grant funding. We also offer an alternative to private counselling for those who can afford to pay for it.
Workplace Support counselling is a service funded by employers which offers a series of counselling sessions to employees experiencing difficulties in their lives.
Compass is a charity and does not receive NHS funding. There are many ways you can help us to keep Compass going.
Call us today on 0151 237 3993 for more information about our services.
We strive for excellence through continuous improvement.
We are committed to a culture of teamwork collaboration.
We respect people, value diversity and are committed to equality.
We value and recognise the contribution of volunteers, staff, clients and other members of our community.
We are a community made up of over 25 highly skilled volunteer counsellors, a small staff team and a board of trustees.
Do you or someone you know need help and support?
My counsellor was wonderful to talk with and helped me explore how I was feeling about various aspects of my life, but was never pushy – she just helped me learn by me talking.
My experience with Compass from the start was excellent and made me think there was light at the end of the tunnel. If it wasn’t for Compass I don’t think I would be feeling this way.
Compass and my counsellor have been amazing for me. I am truly grateful and I will never forget the genuine care and help from my counsellor.
First experience of counselling, so had no expectations. It's been incredibly useful, enlightening and has helped me move forward significantly, particularly in my mental attitude. I am extremely grateful and would definitely recommend Compass - in fact I already have to friends who are struggling. I think it's great there is a place like this for people to access, particularly those on a low income.Lianne
The service has been excellent. I am so glad I found [counsellor] at Compass. I have changed my life and can't thank [counsellor] and her colleagues, who I have spoken to on the phone, enough. Thank you so much.P.J