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U. Christian Ilodibe

About me

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 the aim to understand each of my client's experience 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.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have BA (Hons) in Person-Centred Counselling, which has helped in my 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.

These issues may include but not limited to 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.

Member organisations

ACC

Association for Christian Counsellors

The Association of Christian Counsellors is a professional body representing and setting standards for Christian counselling and care in the UK.

The organisation is made up of various different membership categories, including Counsellor and Accredited, and requires all members working as counsellors to undertake Continuous Professional Development on a regular basis.

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Association for Christian Counsellors

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Multicultural Counselling

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy

Fees

Individual - £40 per session.

Students, Adolescents & Senior Citizens - £30 per session.

Couples - £60 per session.

Family - £70 per session.

**Discounted rates are available when booking 6 sessions in advance**

Payment may be made in cash, Mobile (PayM), PayPal, or by bank transfer.

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Further information

Do you……..

  • hear voices telling you to self-harm or hurt the people around you?
  • feel angry all the time and/or wonder if you will ever get over that grief?
  • feel low and have been feeling like this for too long?
  • or any member of your family suffers from a chronic illness and have a lot off stuff going on such as loss of a job, that begs you to wonder your place in life.


Are you …….

  • a young person and yet unhappy and struggling to find an identity that you feel it’s yours?
  • in a relationship and yet feel lonely or do all your relationships seem to end disastrously? And you wonder if it is you.
  • a veteran or just been released from prison and finding it hard to fit into the community?
  • a victim of bullying, abuse or neglected as a child or as an adult, and don't have anyone to talk to?
  • in the process of divorce or separation, or in desperate need of a good couple counsellor?
  • retired, bereaved, feeling lonely and isolated, and you’ve got no one to talk to.

*Why not call for a brief chat or to discuss how we can work together.

86 London Road
Lexden
Colchester
Essex
CO3 9DW

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all sessions are either online (Skype, Facetime or Zoom) or by telephone.

Daytime: Mon - Fri (9:30am - 5:30pm);

Saturdays (9am - 1pm).

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

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