Muslim Counsellor and Psychotherapist Network (MCAPN)

The Muslim Counsellor and Psychotherapist Network is the online home for Muslim Counsellors, Psychotherapists, Psychiatrists and Counselling Psychologists worldwide.

Established in 2013 as a LinkedIn Group, the MCAPN has addressed the need from mental health practitioners who are looking to network with fellow professionals, inform best practice or reach out to clients and supervisees via our online Counselling Directory listing.

The MCAPN website will share our knowledge on mental health to raise awareness and educate our Muslim communities, helping to break down barriers and stigma around mental health and support more clients to access therapy/counselling/therapeutic support.

MCAPN works in collaboration with other organisations to host and present national conferences, develop counselling projects and publish books & resources on mental health and counselling in Muslim communities.

  • For Members we offer networking and supportive CPD events, Online Mentoring Scheme, Therapist Directory, Online Networking Events and access to Resources as well as being involved in our collaboration projects with partner organisations (access via our Network Members Area ). To join the MCAPN and receive member benefits, please see our Members Area or email us on

  • To find a Muslim Counsellor, Therapist or Counselling Psychologist, across the UK or online, you can search our Counselling Directory , which is an online Directory of private, qualified and registered professional Muslim counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists, including BACP Accredited Counsellors and Psychotherapists. Listed practitioners offer a variety of therapeutic modalities including Islamic Counselling, Psychodynamic, Person-centred, Humanistic, CBT and Solution-focused. Clinicians can work with individuals, couples, families or children. There is also the choice of face to face or online counselling via Skype / telephone / email. 

  • To find a Muslim Supervisor, locally or online, if you are a trainee or qualified Counsellor or Psychotherapist, you can also search on our Counselling Directory .

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By Myira Khan 29 Dec, 2017

Develop as a Cross - Cultural Counsellor: Working with Culture, Ethnicity and Religion

This workshop with explore areas of working with issues of difference and diversity around culture, ethnicity and religion.

It aims to explore, identify and discuss an understanding of identity in relation to these areas of difference and diversity, for both client and counsellor, and how difference and diversity impacts upon accessing counselling, the counselling process and the therapeutic relationship.

Date: Saturday 20th January 2018

Time: 11am - 4.30pm (registration from 10.30am)

Venue: Leicester Centre for Psychodynamic Counselling

12 Princess Road West, Leicester LE1 6TP

Delegate Fee: £25 for MCAPN and LCPC Members, £30 for non-members

Tea/coffee/biscuits will be provided.

A CPD certificate will be available at the end of the day.

Limited places available.

To book your place, please email:

This is an event hosted by the Leicester Centre for Psychodynamic Counselling (LCPC) and the Muslim Counsellor and Psychotherapist Network (MCAPN).


By Myira Khan 08 Aug, 2017

LCPC (Leicester Centre for Psychodynamic Counselling) in partnership with MCAPN invite you to our upcoming calendar of events.

Regular Events:


Film Night

Date: Friday 1st September

Time: 7pm

Venue: LCPC, 12 Princess Road West, Leicester LE1 6TP

MCAPN Members Fee: £4.50

Non-Members: £5.00

Refreshments provided.

Please email to book your place


Book Club

Next Book: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon

Date: Friday 15th September

Time: 7pm

Venue: LCPC, 12 Princess Road West, Leicester LE1 6TP

Fee: £2

Refreshments provided.

Please email to book your place


Saturday Seminar Series


Michael Jacobs - Oedipus Is Alive!

Date: Saturday 25th November

Time: 9.30am - 4pm

Venue: New Walk Museum, 53 New Walk, Leicester LE1 7EA

MCAPN Members Fee: £49.50

Non-Members Fee: £56.00

Lunch, refreshments and a CPD certificate will be provided.


The Oedipus complex is not just a key element of psychoanalytic theory – it has entered the language of pop psychology. But if we go back to the play Oedipus the King, is Freud’s view the best way of understanding it? And just how much is the true Oedipus complex still seen as a useful theory in psychodynamic therapy and counselling?

During the day Professor Michael Jacobs will first of all explain the background to the play, show an edited version of it, and invite participants to make their own interpretations of it. He will look at the way Freud chose to interpret the play and ask why he changed his original idea, challenge the way Freud’s original hypothesis has been changed, and look at ways in which the triangular situations of which the complex is a symbol are still a key part of psychodynamic understanding of relationships.

Michael was for many years director of the counselling and psychotherapy programme at the University of Leicester. He is the author of The Presenting Past and Psychodynamic Counselling in Action and author or editor of nearly 60 other books. His professional autobiography is due out in January 2018.


Places are limited, so please email to book your place.



Muslim Counsellor and Psychotherapist Network:

Leicester Centre for Psychodynamic Counselling

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