Christian U. Ilodibe
BA (Hons) Person-Centred Counselling
I am a qualified counsellor/psychotherapist in Person-centred counselling which is an accredited course by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I have an understanding of various issues we face in our daily lives, garnered during my training and working with various clients and offering pastoral care to members of my local community.
I am also a registered member of the BACP (MBACP) & ACC (MACC); and practice, and adhere to the code and ethics of both associations.
My approach to Counselling &
Psychotherapy is Pluralistic which is based on Humanistic and Person-Centred values and skills, mainly on the core conditions of congruence, acceptance and empathy. This approach draws on a range of methods with aim to understand each of my client's experiences and journey throughout their life-course and how any presented issues might be addressed. Each client's experience is unique, hence, I will work in an empathic, non-directive and non-judgemental way to ensure you get what you need from
counselling by openly discussing and making shared decisions with you, with the belief that different clients need different things at different times. This will, in turn, help you understand yourself better and reach a solution or decision to resolve or cope with your situation. Together we will work towards creating a relationship in which you may take responsibility for yourself and positively value and celebrate your difference or uniqueness. In my experience counselling plays a significant role in both preventing and improving mental health illness and I seek to make a positive contribution in achieving this for you.
What to expect
We face various issues in our daily lives which may include depression, anxiety, loss, bereavement, stress, trauma, divorce, relationship issues etc. Sometimes, we cope with these issues and sometimes we can't, and that is when it starts to affect our mental health. I can't promise to make it all go away but I can help by providing you with a safe space to talk; reflect and be inspired to actualise your potential; empower yourself; improve the quality of your life and relationships; and most importantly, understand and embrace your identity or 'label' to be the best version of yourself.
I have experience in:
- Loss and/or Bereavement Counselling.
- Relationship or Couple Counselling.
- Family Counselling.
- Adolescent Counselling 11+.
- Multicultural Counselling.
- Immigration Counselling (Refugees & Asylum seekers).
I also have experience in working with Clients with:
*Depression, anxiety and/or Trauma
*Divorce and Separation Issues
*Work related problems
*LGBTQA+ and/or identity issues
*Suicidal Ideation & Self-harm
*Boarderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
*Abuse (Physical, Emotional, neglect and/or sexual)
*Low self-esteem, bullying, addiction, peer pressure, developmental changes in Adolescents 11+