Our services

What we do


We provide counselling and psychotherapy mainly for the Irish community in Britain.

We are committed to providing therapy for people who find it hard to access help, including those on low incomes and facing disadvantage.

We have more than 20 years’ experience in offering culturally sensitive psychotherapy.

Every week we see about 200 people across all our services.

We offer services at our centres in Birmingham and London and through our outreach programmes in both cities.

We have specialist expertise in supporting people who have suffered childhood trauma, including survivors of institutional abuse.

We provide a national service for adult survivors of institutional abuse.

We offer one to one culturally sensitive therapy at our centres in London (Finsbury Park) and Birmingham (Digbeth). We also offer weekly therapy in the community at Birmingham Irish Association, St Joseph’s House (Birmingham) Ashford Place and Lewisham Irish Community Centre (London).

Group therapy can help us to understand ourselves better. It can be particularly helpful when we want to improve our relationships with others.

We offer a range of community services in London and Birmingham. These groups and services take place during the day and are free to attend.

Our therapy service for survivors of institutional abuse is available to survivors living in Britain. It is funded by the Health Service Executive (HSE), Ireland and is provided free of charge.
We have many years of experience in providing psychotherapy for adult survivors of institutional abuse and their families.

What do our therapists say about us?

I have been an icap therapist since 2000 and have witnessed many changes over the years. However, the essence of icap in my view has remained unchanged. Its capacity to welcome and adapt to a wide range of clientele make it an invaluable resource for the many damaged and lost individuals who come here, often tired and without hope. Personally, I consider it to be a privilege to be part of this, at times, life-changing organisation. The therapists work with a commitment and professionalism to encourage and support the clients, balanced with a care and compassion that offers real possibility for change.
Patricia Danagher
icap therapist