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.
I work from a Person-Centred approach to counselling which is a unique, empathetic and non-directive approach that focuses on the person’s subjective view of the world. I work in a non-judgemental way to help you understand yourself better and find your own solutions 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 differences. 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; improve the quality of your life; for young people - the guidance to find an identity that they feel is theirs and most importantly, 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+