30 November 2017 - DRS lead sponsor for 2018 icap Annual Dinner

DRS is delighted to be the lead sponsor for the icap Annual Dinner on 16th February 2018.

The event is all but sold out with just a handful of tables remaining.

Along with the Lighthouse Club, icap is our nominated charity partner for 2018 and we very much look forward to working with them.

So who are icap and what do they do?

icap (Immigrant Counselling and Psychotherapy) is a charity providing counselling and psychotherapy throughout the United Kingdom and the island of Ireland.

Talking with a trained and experienced professional in a safe, confidential, non-judgemental space can help people understand the causes of their distress and pain.

Being able to link feelings to patterns of behaviour which affect our relationships can enable us to make the changes we need to make and to move on with our lives.

Counselling and psychotherapy can help with depression, low self-esteem, bereavement, stress and unhappiness.

Key icap information:

We are the only dedicated UK based Irish counselling and psychotherapy service in the UK with a clinical centre in Finsbury Park, a premises in Birmingham and a nationwide network of therapists to support those who cannot travel to our centres

87% of our clients are Irish or of Irish descent

25% of our clients come from a background of institutional abuse in Ireland

75% of them live alone (which is huge and terribly isolating)

Age range 18 – 84

1/3 men and 2/3 women. The men being ‘harder to reach’ traditionally in therapy provision and we do better than most in reaching those at risk

We also have introduced a Hearth programme this year offering at home therapy for the most vulnerable, often end of life therapy, for clients who cannot travel to our centres or a local therapist

We are planning a Solas programme for 2018 to address some dementia specific therapy needs for a rising percentage of people being diagnosed

We offered c9000 sessions in the last financial year and our referrals grew 100% in the last quarter based on the same time frame last year so the demand for our service is not going away and we are seeing a shift with more younger clients over the last two years.”

 

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