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Christopher Clow
Counsellor in Balham - Accredited 10+ Years

Accredited  Counsellor Christopher Clow

Consulting Rooms (by appointment)

91 Bedford Hill
Balham
London
SW12 9HE

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Professional Title

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Senior Accredited (MBACP Snr Accred) and Registered Counsellor and Psychotherapist
Engagement rate - 44% of enquirers became verified clients

Summary

Counselling and Psychotherapy in Balham, London

  • Individual £80 - 50 minutes
  • Couple £95 - 50 minutes
Payment Methods Accepted: Bank Transfer, Cash, Cheque
Languages: English

Working Hours

  • Mondays12pm - 8:30pm
  • Tuesdays12pm - 9pm
  • Thursdays12pm - 9pm
  • Saturdays9am - 12pm

Issue Covered

  • Abuse
  • Alcohol Dependence
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Bipolar
  • Body Dysmorphia
  • Borderline Personality
  • Depression
  • OCD
  • Panic
  • PTSD
  • Relationship Problems
  • Self Esteem
  • Self Harm
  • Stress


Therapies

  • Psychotherapy
  • Counselling
  • Systemic Therapy
  • Integrative Therapy


Private Health Insurance Registrations

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • BUPA
  • PruHealth



Gender

Male

More Detail

10+ Years Post-Accreditation Experience

Hi. I'm Christopher. I'm a senior accredited and registered counsellor and psychotherapist - I support individuals and couples with their emotional wellbeing. I have private, public and voluntary sector experience as a counsellor and psychotherapist. My interest includes anger, depression and Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD), and the particular challenges faced by men and women.

What to Expect

A preliminary assessment meeting enables you to discover if you feel comfortable with me, discuss what troubles you, ask questions, understand confidentiality, and determine if therapy could help you. Please use a contact option on the right to arrange an initial assessment appointment in Balham, London.

Counselling

Counselling centres on listening to you, and assisting you. You decide which issue regarding your childhood and/or adulthood you explore. An aim of counselling is to enable you to speak about a problem and find a solution that is appropriate for you.

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) (England and Wales) recommends counselling for depression.

Integrative Therapy

Integrative therapy selects therapies to suit your needs and the problems you encounter. It considers your personal experience and options. An aim of integrative therapy is to help you develop your self-awareness.

Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy focuses on you, and you obtaining insight into the problems you face. It considers your ideas, emotions and relevant moments in your life. Psychotherapy intends to help you change or find appropriate ways of managing.

Systemic Therapy

Systemic therapy focuses on the organisation of interactions between you and others. It addresses the interactions which perpetuate the relationship problems you encounter. Systemic therapy intends to help you enhance how you interact with others.

Thoughts on Mental Health

Alcohol becomes unhealthy when you cannot tolerate your feelings, thoughts and emotions without it. Coping with life using alcohol can be learnt at an early age through experimenting and peer pressure. You may then never learn how to cope with such life experiences as relationships, social and other anxiety, depression, loss, anger, joy, celebration, failure, rejection, or just how to fill the abyss of boredom, without alcohol to anaesthetise the 'bad', or prolong and enhance the 'good'. Using alcohol as a prop can also be learnt in later life; it becomes the one-time friend, the confidence booster, the magic persona creator. Rather than a temporary prop, this may become a permanent fixture, and the price for this can be high.
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Qualifications Timeline

March
2012
British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Senior Accredited (MBACP Snr Accred) Counsellor and Psychotherapist (Accredited since December 2006 and Registered since December 2012)
October
2011
Course Certificate
Couple Therapy for Depression - Integrative Behavioural Couple Therapy
South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust and Prudence Skynner Family and Couple Therapy Clinic Springfield University Hospital (UK)
May
2010
Association for Family Therapy Accredited Intermediate Level Course
Contextualising Change
South West London and St George's NHS Trust and Division of Mental Health St George’s Hospital Medical School and Prudence Skynner Family and Couple Therapy Clinic Springfield University Hospital (UK)
June
2009
Association for Family Therapy Accredited Foundation Level Course
Foundations of Systemic Practice Applications and Skills
South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust and Division of Mental Health St George’s Hospital Medical School and Prudence Skynner Family Therapy Clinic Springfield University Hospital (UK)
May
2009
Master of Arts
Counselling and Psychotherapy
Thames Valley University Academic Awards (UK)
August
2005
Diploma
Therapeutic Counselling Supervision
Lambeth College London (UK)
September
2003
Advanced Diploma
Therapeutic Counselling
Lambeth College London (UK)
July
1977
Bachelor of Science with Second Class Honours
Sociology
University of Northumbria at Newcastle (UK)

Christopher abides by the Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

Location Detail


My Consulting Address is in easy reach of

Upper Tooting, Balham, Tooting Bec, Tooting, Streatham, Streatham Hill, Clapham Common, Clapham, Earlsfield, Tulse Hill, Streatham Common, Clapham North, Clapham Junction, Brixton, West Dulwich, West Norwood, Colliers Wood, Wandsworth, Norbury, Battersea

Nearest Train Stations

  • Balham (0.2 miles)
  • Wandsworth Common (0.8 miles)
  • Streatham Hill (0.9 miles)
  • Tooting (1.6 miles)
  • Streatham Common (1.6 miles)
  • Streatham (1.7 miles)
  • Earlsfield (1.7 miles)
  • Clapham High Street (1.8 miles)
  • Tulse Hill (1.8 miles)
  • Clapham Junction (1.9 miles)


Nearest London Underground Tube Stations

  • Balham (0.3 miles)
  • Clapham South (0.8 miles)
  • Tooting Bec (1.2 miles)
  • Tooting Broadway (1.3 miles)
  • Clapham Common (1.5 miles)


Wheelchair access: No

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Consulting Room of London Accredited  Counsellor Christopher Clow

Updated 02 July 2017