iCope is part of NHS talking therapies for anxiety and depression (formerly known as IAPT). We offer a range of short-term psychological interventions to adults presenting with common mental health problems, such as depression and anxiety. iCope also offers adapted therapy options for people living with long-term physical health conditions (LTC) or persistent physical symptoms (previously referred to as MUS). For more information about what our service offers please visit our website.
The majority of our interventions are theoretically grounded in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)- a time-limited, goal focussed talking therapy. We also have a small provision to offer other types of therapy where appropriate. All the therapies we offer are recommended by the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE).
We normally try to offer the briefest, most effective intervention with the shortest waiting time first. This can include guided self-help, employment support, medication support, books on prescription, psycho-educational groups, and online workshops (e.g., stress and relaxation, assertiveness, perfectionism, low self-esteem) cognitive behavioural therapy, counselling, behavioural couples therapy and more.
The iCope service is for adults (aged 17.5 and above) who are registered with a GP in Camden or Islington. We also accept referrals for adults who live in either borough but are registered with a GP elsewhere.
We see people with depression, anxiety, or other common mental health problems. You might have a long-term condition, persistent physical symptoms, or insomnia.18 plus
Once we receive a referral, we will normally offer an assessment appointment to discuss what you are looking for help with and consider if what we offer is likely to be helpful to you. If iCope is not the team best placed to support you, we will normally signpost you to other services in the borough or make recommendations for other types of support- we offer advice and signposting as part of the assessment appointment.
We offer appointments by video call, telephone, or in a range of locations including our team bases, community venues, and GP surgeries.