Compass is committed to counselling training and development,
having been at the forefront for 40 years.
We offer training for counsellors from introductory level onwards.

Call us today on 0151 237 3993 for more information about our services.

Compass training ranges from one off, half day training through to longer term professional qualifications. The training is highly rated, professional and relevant.

Why choose Compass for your Counselling training?

  • Since 2014 – 100% pass rate on all courses.
  • 78% of students from 2023/24 Level 2 Certificate course who attend in person have chosen to remain with Compass and have been accepted onto Level 3 for September 2024.
  • 89% of 2024/25 Level 3 candidates have completed their Level 2 course with Compass.
  • Not simply a training provider – 46 years as a Counselling charity providing accessible and affordable counselling service to vulnerable people within the local community
  • Considerable amount of local knowledge which is filtered to students, enhancing their learning experience.
  • Emphasis on working within an Ethical Framework
  • We do not offer ‘fast track’ courses – belief held that counselling training is not suited to condensed learning and can potentially present risks to both client and counsellor.
  • Recognition that personal development is key to producing ethical counsellors and class time is devoted to this
  • Possible opportunity to complete placement hours and thereafter as a sessional counsellor for Compass.
  • Tutor with 15 years’ counselling experience and 10 years’ tutoring experience.
  • First-class service provided by an experienced admin team who give instant responses to queries
  • We don’t offer to turn you into a counsellor in 2 years! Counselling training is a process that requires time for personal reflection and growth.  This is designed to foster your self care  and to ensure that you make clients your primary concern whilst you work with them – which is the guiding principle of the BACP’s Ethical Framework.

We offer the following range of courses:

CPCAB Level 2 Award in Introduction to Counselling Skills

An introduction to some of the knowledge, attitudes and skills related to counselling.


CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills

This qualification is designed to give learners the underpinning knowledge , skills and competencies to use counselling skills ethically and safely in a variety of contexts and roles.


CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies

This qualification is to allow those with a recognised qualification in counselling skills to take the next step in becoming a counsellor and learning about counselling theory, ethics and mental health.


Health and Wellbeing Workshops

We are happy to discuss and put together potential options for anyone looking to commission training for groups or teams relating to counselling and mental wellbeing.  Please contact us on or  call the office on 0151 237 3993 and we can discuss your needs.

I would thoroughly recommend this course to anyone working in the voluntary section in a helping / advice-giving role.


Sound basis for counselling skills. This has improved my practice in my current job.


"I have gained more self-awareness and more confidence (when being in a role as a helper). I have also gained more of an understanding of the impact of language....I found it all relevant and helpful."


"[I have] a much better understanding of what it takes to be a counsellor. I have learnt and reinforced the skill of truly listening. I've learned I could develop the skills to be a counsellor....Very good, hard work, its good it pushed me to think"


"[Tutor] was brilliant. Showed how to encourage an open, honest client situation whilst also keeping a sense of humour."


"Extremely detailed, a lot learned in a short space of time. Great structure, fun course, excellent tutor."