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About us

At icap we provide counselling and psychotherapy to those affected by severe attachment trauma. This trauma can stem from early and late abuse, deprivation and neglect, and can show itself in various ways - anxiety, depression, self harm, relationship problems. We have a particular history and expertise in working with members of the Irish community, and with those who have been traumatised in institutions, but we also share our expertise with those who come from other communities.

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 200 people.

Training, qualifications & experience

icap is well recognised as a provider of high quality psychotherapy, with particular expertise of working with the Irish community in Britain, and with adults who were abused in childhood. icap is described in Therapy Today as a ‘successful, recognised and respected part of the professional psychotherapeutic services throughout the UK.’

All our therapists are highly qualified and experienced. All are BACP/UKCP accredited, with a minimum of 5 years post-qualification experience, and carry all necessary professional insurance. They practise under regular clinical supervision, and regularly access our highly regarded professional training days. We have 20 therapists working in our purpose built London centre, 10 in our Birmingham centre, and a network of around a hundred therapists across the rest of Britain.

Details of upcoming training events can be found on the icap website www.icap.org.uk

Member organisations *

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

We have verified that at least one professional at this organisation is registered with the relevant professional body.


Additional information

We charge what people can afford. This can range from £2 to £70 per session. If you cannot 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

Further information

Some quotes from icap's clients

  • “icap has helped me to function in the world. Without this support I would be lost.”
  • “I feel very safe and understood!”
  • “When I first came to icap I felt like a compost heap but from that compost heap I am beginning to bud into a vibrant, strong stemmed rose and I am very grateful for that.”
  • “The best counselling experience I have ever had!”
  • “It is difficult to put into words how much I have benefited from coming to icap. They are kind, empathetic, and non-judgmental.  They do tremendous work.”
  • “I have gained a better understanding of my unconscious and how it links with my issues.”

72 Digbeth, Birmingham, West Midlands, B5 6DH

96 Moray Road, Finsbury Park, London, N4 3LA

Type of session

In person