Looking for therapy?
This page provides information about counselling at icap. Click on any of these links to find out more.
How do I access counselling at icap?
Please contact us on 020 7272 7906 (London) or 0121 666 7707 (Birmingham) (remember, you don’t have to be living in or near to London or Birmingham in order for icap to help you). Alternatively, you can email email@example.com (London) or firstname.lastname@example.org (Birmingham).
We will ask you a few questions in order to ascertain whether you will be eligible for counselling free of charge. icap provides counselling free to certain people who meet our funders’ criteria but we also provide counselling for a minimal charge to those who do not meet these criteria.
We charge what people can afford. This can range from £2 to £70 per session. If you can not afford anything you can still get therapy from us. If you have had contact with the Redress Board in Ireland, you are entitled to free psychotherapy.
Is there a waiting list?
Yes. On average, the time between icap accepting your referral for counselling and you receiving counselling is one month.
Counselling/psychotherapy provides a secure, confidential, non-judgemental space in which a person may discuss any issues relating to his/her life which have caused (or continue to cause) distress or pain. It can be a relief to have somebody who is not involved in a situation to listen and reflect back on it, thereby enabling a greater understanding of the situation.
Counselling/psychotherapy is about helping a person to deal with depression, stress and unhappiness. Beneficial changes can be made.
As the relationship develops between the client and the counsellor/psychotherapist, trust, respect and understanding grow. Belief and confidence in one’s self and others can follow. The safe environment of counselling facilitates the examination of repeated patterns of behaviour which affect relationships. Positive options for dealing with these can then be developed.
The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy has more detailed information on counselling – click here to go to their website.
icap provides counselling throughout Britain and Northern Ireland. Our staff will be happy to talk through any queries you have about the process of counselling and help you make an informed choice about our service. Please feel free to telephone or email to talk to our staff, who understand how difficult it can be to take that first step on the path to accessing counselling.
Yes. Your information will not be shared with anyone else, and icap will not tell anyone that you have been having counselling. Everything that you discuss with your counsellor is fully confidential.
If you need to alter or cancel your icap appointment, please phone icap on 020 7272 7906 (London) or 0121 666 7707
(Birmingham) at your earliest opportunity.
If you are attending therapy sessions with icap’s partner organisation, please phone the number below:
CHC (Cricklewood Homeless Concern): 0208 208 8592
The Ryan Report: Report of The Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse (Ireland), investigating the horrific abuse suffered by children in Ireland’s network of industrial schools, reformatories, orphanages and hostels from the 1930s until the 1990s.
British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy: Website of the BACP, which sets, promotes and maintains standards for the profession of counselling and psychotherapy, as well as providing information on counselling and psychotherapy.