Compass Community Counselling

  • This is a self-referral service providing counselling for people over the age of 18.

  • Clients have an initial assessment with the Counselling Manager or senior therapist are then placed on a waiting list.

  • A weekly donation is agreed with the client at the assessment session and clients are given a receipt by the counsellor.

  • All counsellors and supervisors work for this service in a voluntary capacity and can claim travel expenses

Workplace Support

  • This is a service providing counselling for employees of private/public/third sector organisations.

  • The counselling is funded by the organisation for employees.

  • Contracts are negotiated with the employers by the Chief Executive Officer.

  • Clients self-refer and appointments are ideally offered within a week.

  • Counsellors are responsible for client assessments.

  • Counsellors and supervisors are paid a set fee by Compass and the counsellors must also be working voluntarily for the Community Counselling Service.

Counselling for You

  • This is a service for clients who choose to pay for counselling

  • Clients self-refer.

  • Clients may be assessed by either the Counselling Managers or by the counsellor

  • Appointments are ideally offered within a week.

  • A fee is paid to Compass by the client.

  • Counsellors and supervisors are paid a set fee for this work

Holding Hope

  • This is a service providing 4 counselling sessions to clients who are at risk of suicide.

  • Clients generally self-refer.

  • Clients may be assessed by the Counselling Managers or by the counsellor.

  • Appointments are offered as soon as possible.

  • Funding for this work is drawn down as required from the McQueen Foundation (via the Community Foundation) and more sessions may be offered if appropriate.

  • Counsellors and supervisors are paid a set fee for this work

Compass provides rooms, administrative support and reception cover for all these

Services with the exception of the Workplace Support contract with Sefton Council Occupational Health Unit which is delivered on site. The income from the ‘Workplace Support Service’ and ‘Counselling for You’ helps support the Community Counselling Service.

Anger Management

Compass also provides Anger Management Courses and Anger Management counselling in Liverpool and Sefton. These services are funded by Liverpool and North and South Sefton NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups. Courses are delivered in both Liverpool and Sefton.