Counselling 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

Workplace Support counselling is a service funded by employers
which offers a series of counselling sessions to employees
experiencing difficulties in their lives.

 

Get Involved

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.

About Compass

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.

Quality

We strive for excellence through continuous improvement.

Openness

We are committed to a culture of teamwork collaboration.

Inclusiveness

We respect people, value diversity and are committed to equality.

Participation

We value and recognise the contribution of volunteers, staff, clients and other members of our community.

About Us

We are a community made up of over 25 highly skilled volunteer counsellors, a small staff team and a board of trustees.

Our Services

Whether you need counselling, support for your employees or training, we can help.

Get Involved

Find out how to get involved and get in touch.

Support Us

Whether you are an individual, a community group, a business or an organisation, your contributions make a real difference to the service we can provide to the local community.

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

Service Activity 2018

2166 counselling sessions
were arranged by 311 clients

54% of clients identified as female
and 46% identify as male.

We welcome adult clients of all ages.
Last year, 43% were aged 18-34
43% were between 35-54
And 14% were 55 or older.

60% reduction in severe or
moderately severe depression

during counselling.

66% reduction in severe anxiety
during counselling

96% of clients felt that our service
helped them better understand
their difficulties
.

Latest News

5th November 2019 in Uncategorised

International Volunteer Manager’s Day

Today is International Volunteer Managers Day (IVMDay), the day was founded for the first time in 1999, and so it is it’s 20th anniversary. The push for IVMDay was led…
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25th October 2019 in Uncategorised

Counsellor vacancy

Surviving to Thriving Project A National Lottery Community Fund project  We are pleased to be able to recruit a qualified and experienced counsellor to join our team to work with…
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23rd October 2019 in Uncategorised

Sponsored walk on behalf of CALM

Overnight on the 26th/27th October 2019, one of our counselling volunteers Colin MacGregor will be walking 20 miles from Greenwich via Big Ben and back to Greenwich along the south…
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