Originally founded to meet the needs of Irish immigrants resident in Britain, we continue today to support the Irish community as well as people from other communities. People come from all walks of life, as emotional distress can affect anyone at different times of their lives.
We have two clinical centres – London and the West Midlands. We also provide therapy at partner organisations, and through our network of therapists across Britain. Every month our highly qualified therapists see
over 300 people.
There are details of all aspects of our work on this website, or you can call or email us in complete confidence to find out more.
Irish Mother and Baby Homes – Independent Commission of Investigation
Following recent media coverage in Ireland and the UK, the Irish Government has announced that it will establish a commission of investigation which will look at matters relating to the operation of Mother and Baby Homes in Ireland.
The Commission, which will be statutory and independent, has been established by the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs. More information including the Ministerial statement can be found here.
If you have been affected by the recent media coverage on the mother and baby homes, the CONNECT free phone telephone counselling and support service, which is funded by the HSE, has expanded their service to 7 nights (Mon – Sun) for the coming 6 weeks. This service normally operates from Wednesday to Sunday 6-10pm but is currently operating seven evenings per week as part of the response to those affected by the Mother and Baby Homes coverage.
CONNECT provide free out of hours professional telephone based counselling and support for any adult who has experienced abuse, trauma or neglect in childhood and to partners or relatives of people with these experiences. CONNECT can be contacted from the UK and Northern Ireland on 00 800 477 477 77. Website: http://wwwconnectcounselling.ie
If you would like to talk to icap about therapy, please call 020 7272 7906