• Compass counsellors have, or are working towards, a professional qualification.

  • All our counsellors are required to experience counselling themselves as part of their training.

  • Compass counsellors seek to make no discrimination on grounds of ethnicity, physical disability, politics, religion, sexual orientation, social status, or in any other area.

  • Counsellors are not doctors or psychiatrists so they cannot prescribe medicines or diagnose mental or physical illnesses.

  • Appointments are with the same counsellor and are normally on the same day and at the same time each week. They usually last for one hour.

  • All counselling within Compass is confidential and information will not be given to anyone outside Compass without your permission except in exceptional circumstances. These will be explained to you at your first appointment

  • Compass counsellors work to the new British Association for Counselling Code of Ethics and Practice. You can ask to see a copy of this or look it up on the BACP website