is a Merseyside based charity that provides counselling to people who need someone to talk to. COMPASS provides counselling for anyone aged 18 or over. People come for counselling with a variety of problems, which may be related to home, work, relationships, or life in general.
Some examples of problems helped by counselling are: -
o Depression, anxiety, worries or stress about the past, present or future.
o Bereavement or other loss.
o Illness, accident or trauma.
o Family problems or the break-up of relationships.
o Shyness, loneliness or difficulties in a social setting.
o Past or present unwanted sexual experiences.Anger Management
Compass regularly receive enquires from members of the public who are going through the court process, who have been instructed by the court to access Anger Management courses, COMPASS has a 6 week Anger Management programme and a very experienced facilitator.
The Compass website can be accessed here
Some General Practitioners are able to refer patients for anger management courses and other therapeutic services. It is for the person requesting the service to speak to their GP about the availability of courses through a GP referral. Sometimes there is a long waiting list and it should not be assumed that a course can be accessed immediately, so it is worth asking a GP before attending at Court if you think the issue may arise.
Generally, should a Court be informed that a person is or is about to accessing anger management course obtained through a GP referral it will request a report from that organisation. It is helpful for the Court to allow the organisation to see a copy of the order, which should set what the Court wants to know. It is likely the Court will ask for information as to the users attendance, engagement and likely further involvement with the organisation.