Therapeutic Education

Therapeutic Thinking

Therapeutic thinking and understanding is central to the ethos of Compass, which is why we do not simply provide therapy for the child but an on-going wrap-around service to ensure they progress successfully on their therapeutic journey. We offer bespoke child care packages with Therapy at the centre of all we do, to ensure each individual child has the best possible outcome.


This means that our Multi-Disciplinary Therapy Teams span across the services of Residential, Education and Fostering and are able to offer a vast range of therapies and assessments. Children can be seen individually or in groups, in Homes or in their Schools.


The further benefit of our Therapy Service is that young people moving between Residential and Foster placements, are able to maintain the containment of their therapeutic relationships with therapists where required.


As part of Compass’ ongoing development we are proud to be offering five differentiated therapeutic interventions for children, provided by our in-house Multi-Disciplinary team, and supported by New Ways Safeguarding. The interventions we provide are the following:

  • Assessing & Healing Complex Trauma (AHCT)
  • Children with Learning Disabilities (CWLD)
  • Overcoming Childhood Trauma (OCT)
  • Overcoming Sexual Trauma (OST)


Throughout Compass we believe fundamentally that because the visible and invisible effects of Complex Trauma manifest in so many differentiating, unique and extreme ways, that every child will be given the opportunity for specific and bespoke individual therapeutic interventions at any point that a need arises.


Compass Community’s innovative OCT and OST therapeutic programmes are provided by New Ways Safeguarding, an organisation dedicated to working with young people who have experienced early-life trauma.


About New Ways Safeguarding

New Ways was established by the leading international forensic psychologist Dr Joe Sullivan and Clinical Director Dr Valerie Sheehan and consists of a multi-disciplinary team of highly experienced practitioners. They have a long history of providing a range of services and their assessment and intervention work is underpinned by the most recent research in the field as well as extensive clinical practice.

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