Dr Walker has an admirable depth and breadth of knowledge and experience in this field. Lindsey Williams, Family Court Assessment Service

Professional, comprehensive and responsive psychological services

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Young Offenders

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Compass Psychological Services also offer expertise in relation to young people and the Criminal Justice System. Whether a young person has been convicted of an offence or whether there are concerns that he or she is heading towards a pro-criminal lifestyle, a thorough assessment can help provide an estimate of the risk of further offending or more serious offending as well as a detailed formulation of the psychological factors underpinning the offending behaviour. Management and treatment recommendations are offered as part of the assessment report as well as any follow-up consultation that is required.

Common issues that are referred to Psychologists in respect of young offenders are:

  • Anger problems
  • Violence
  • Sexually harmful behaviours
  • Arson
  • Neuropsychological issues
  • Emerging Personality Disorder
  • Attachment difficulties
  • Trauma
  • Mental Health

Assessment Process

Assessments involve meeting with the young person, family and relevant members of professional agencies involved. Depending on the young person’s ability to engage with the assessment process, a variety of assessment methods are used, including interview with the young person, family and professionals involved, psychometric assessment, play-based and other creative assessment techniques and analysis of historical documents. In addition, formal structured risk assessment tools are usually employed.

Court reports

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We provide thorough, evidence-based and objective reports for Family, Criminal and Civil Courts. We also provide extensive and comprehensive reports for the Parole Board and Court of Protection.

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Therapeutic Interventions

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Across the age range, Compass Psychological Services provide individualized therapeutic interventions that are based on thorough assessments, detailed formulations and up to date research evidence.

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Clinical supervision

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We have extensive experience of providing clinical supervision to Psychologists. With a growing client base from the NHS and Independent sectors, this represents an exciting development for our services.

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Compass Psychological Services Ltd Regus Temple Quay 1 Friary Temple Quay Bristol BS1 6EA

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