Most of our work is with individuals, on an open-ended basis, offering regular psychoanalytic psychotherapy sessions at an agreed frequency (usually between one and two sessions per week, but sometimes more). We also offer time-limited psychotherapy, group psychotherapy psychodynamic psychotherapy, group psychotherapy and psychotherapy for couples .
People contact us for many reasons, sometimes for specific problems such as eating disorders, psychosomatic conditions, compulsive behaviour or panic attacks, sometimes because of more general underlying feelings of depression and anxiety, relationship difficulties or dissatisfaction with work.
You can refer yourself to ICC by contacting us by phone or email – go to Contact Us on this website. The ICC also receives referrals from hospital departments, GP surgeries, HR departments, student counselling services and a number of other organisations.
We are always interested in developing relationships with other groups and organisations. If you would like to know more about what we can offer your organisation, please contact us.
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU CALL?
If you are making an enquiry about therapy for yourself, your first contact will be with one of our two Referral Therapists. You can email or call them direct on 020 7247 1589. If you need to leave a message the therapist will get back to you within five working days of your call, except at weekends and in holiday periods.
The Referral Therapist will have a short telephone conversation with you to get some information about your problems and circumstances, giving you an opportunity to talk through the possibilities. If you wish, she can then match you with a suitable psychotherapist. If it is unclear whether the kind of psychotherapy we offer is likely to be suitable, you may be offered a preliminary consultation to assess this.
Once you have been referred to one of our therapists, you can call him or her to arrange a consultation. When you meet, as well as being able to discuss things in more detail, you will have an opportunity to think together about what the process involves.