A Safe Place to Talk


Compass, based in Lymington, is a registered charity serving the New Forest and adjacent areas, including the Isle of Wight.

From our purpose-built premises in Lymington, we aim to provide a high quality professional counselling and psychotherapy service at an affordable price to people over 18 years of age.

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Why Choose Compass? - Quality of Service


  • Compass is an accredited service of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, (BACP) , and adheres to BACP’s ethical framework for good practice.
  • Our accreditation requires us to maintain high levels of professional practice.
  • Our counsellors are professionally trained and all receive regular clinical supervision by carefully selected and experienced supervisors.

Please note that we are able to offer counselling in Polish if required.

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Disability Access


All our counselling rooms are on the first floor of Compass House. If you are unable to climb stairs we will arrange for your counselling to be offered at another suitable venue.


What people have said about us

"It's good to have someone to talk to who is there specifically for you".
"I am happier in myself in all aspects of my life - at home, at work, socially and in public".
"I feel it was a great help to talk to someone who was unbiased, and friendly".
"It's given me back my self worth and confidence".
"Very useful to be listened to. Also to feel you are understood".
"I can understand how my behaviour today relates to my childhood".
"I found my counsellor's sensitive understanding, support and empathy quite wonderful and I am immensely grateful to her".
"I had someone to talk to about my feelings when I felt unable to talk to my family - it helped me cope when I felt judged or misunderstood by family members".
"I am so much more confident within myself and my own abilities".
"It is good to be able to talk about all your issues to an outside person in a trusted environment as it helps to understand your problems and why you may be experiencing them".
"It has been very helpful to me, to be able to talk things through, calmly and quietly, my problems and to get help with my feelings".
"Helped me understand that it is okay to feel in certain ways I do. Helped me understand feelings towards certain events or situations in my life".


The National Counselling Network

Compass is a member of the National Counselling Network.

The National Counselling Network (NCN) is an association of BACP or BPC Accredited counselling centres which hold a common aim to offer high quality and professional counselling to their local communities. In addition to being psychodynamically oriented, members differentiate themselves from other counselling organisations by:


- delivering professional, affordable/low cost counselling
- being independent third sector providers
- providing an alternative to the NHS and
- ensuring that new clients are seen in a relatively short timeframe.

NCN members meet, communicate, network and share best practice, particularly in respect of psychodynamically led counselling. See the NCN website


Member centres are based in :

Alton, Hampshire – www.altoncounselling.org.uk

Basingstoke, Hampshire – www.basingstokecounselling.org.uk

Chelmsford, Essex - www.chelmsfordcounselling.org.uk

Croyden, Surrey - www.cpfcounselling.org.uk

Frome & Bath, Somerset - www.wessexcounsellingservice.co.uk

High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire – www.southbuckscounselling.org

London – www.wpf.org.uk

Stroud, Gloucester – www.gloscounselling.org.uk

Taunton, Bridgwater & Ilminster, Somerset – www.scctaunton.org.uk

Tunbridge Wells, Kent – www.thecounsellingcentre.org.uk

Worthing, Sussex – www.ocs-counselling.org.uk

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