Christopher Clow BACP Reg Sen Accred MA Couns/Psychotherapy BUPA AVIVA FDAP, AFT

Christopher Clow BACP Reg Sen Accred MA Couns/Psychotherapy BUPA AVIVA FDAP, AFT

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The Balham Community Centre Building
91 Bedford Hill
Balham
London
SW12 9HE

231 Lavender Hill
Battersea
London
SW11 1JR

02075851399 / 07791 833 279

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The Balham Community Centre Building
91 Bedford Hill
Balham
London
SW12 9HE

231 Lavender Hill
Battersea
London
SW11 1JR

02075851399 / 07791 833 279

About me

Anger Rage, Worry, Anxiety - General/Social/Work Anxiety and stress, Affairs, Betrayal, Depression, Relationships, Alcohol/Addiction(s), Couples, Families, Bereavement/Loss, Shame, Guilt, Self esteem, Self worth, Sadness, Low Mood, Trauma, Crisis, Self harm and Suicide, Confidence, Self Belief, Discontentment, Worry, Depletion, Alienation, Homesickness, Adolescents, Post Natal Depression, Affairs, Betrayal, Separation, Divorce,  Childhood Suffering, Sexual Abuse, Violence, Crime, Coaching, Assertiveness, Parenting, New families, Stress, Substance abuse, Internet Pornography other addictions, Co-dependency, Childhood Trauma , Irritability, Edginess, Wretchedness, Unravelling, Disintegrating, Relationship Abuse including-emotional-physical- and sexual- both in childhood or adulthood, in same or opposite gender relationships and many other concerns that can affect you today.

  • When we keep things locked up inside.... that's where they stay.
  • We often worry about things that haven't .... and may not happen.
  • The way to solve problems... is to live a life in a way that makes them disappear.
  • Coming to therapy can be an enlightening process of discovery.
  • Understanding your past history can help you make sense of today.

You may be feeling down, nothing left, wretched, sad or worried about something, you may be hoping to make changes in behaviour. Perhaps you are looking for reasons and meaning, feeling unfulfilled, unproductive, trapped or alienated from work, family and friends. You may feel you are unravelling.
You may be considering counselling for something specific such as Anxiety, Depression, Anger, Relationships, Bereavement and loss, self esteem and confidence, Alcohol and Addiction and/or you may be looking for longer term psychotherapy.

Often the two, Counselling and Psychotherapy, go hand in hand.

I have been working as a counsellor and psychotherapist in clinical settings since 2001 and Private Practice since 2005. BACP Accredited in 2006, BACP Senior Accredited in 2012 and working as a Consultant and Clinical Supervisor since 2005.

I offer face to face counselling/psychotherapy sessions to individuals, couples and families. I work with adults, teenagers and in some circumstances children.

To fit in with your busy schedules, telephone and/or Skype sessions are also possible.
I also am able to work with a Philosophy and Egan based personal coaching model.

My main practice is set in comfortable and secure consultation rooms accessed by entry phone systems in Balham (Bedford Hill)
Please see photograph of consultation room below.

Sessions are 50-minutes in length and are usually weekly.
Twice weekly and fortnightly sessions are also possible and I can offer flexible appointments to fit in with your changing schedule. 
I provide appointments in the daytime, evening and some Saturdays.

During your first appointment we can discuss what brings you to counselling, what's troubling you and on your mind. Then we can discuss what you are looking for and how to develop a bespoke way of working that integrates and blends appropriate useful therapeutic approaches that best fit you.

Over the years, I have developed an Eclectic/Pluralistic approach.
In other words I am non-dogmatic to any particular way of working. We can work in response to your needs in short-term or longer-term therapy as well as personal consultation/coaching.
You will be able to work within Humanistic, Integrative, Family-Systemic, CBT, Mindfulness, Psychodynamic and Existential models as you focus on what it's like to be you and on what's going on in your life today.

Perhaps you feel like you are unraveling,  things are disintegrating, find yourself over worrying,  feeling low, or maybe you are feeling unfulfilled, unproductive, discontent or maybe trapped in a corner.
Then we can find the best way to cope in the 'here-and-now' and we can explore how you got there and where you are going.

If appropriate, I am able to use hypnotherapeutic tools involving grounding and relaxation exercises alongside guided and/or creative visualisation techniques. 

I have trained and have workplace and private practice experience of using Trauma Incident Reduction (TIR) techniques and tools if required.

If required we can integrate an Egan model of achieving change through coaching in a personal consultation context.

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Families/Couples/Individuals &  a new service 'Fathers' Group'

I have robust training and experience in working Systemically with individuals, couples and families in private practice, within an NHS Family Therapy Clinic, Local Authority Child and Family Services and a Charity Counselling Service.
My practice includes working with new parents finding things challenging, bereavement, addictions, and mental health concerns in families.
I am able to offer an integrative behavioural model for couples with any specific problem such as depression.
I am also facilitating a new service namely a Fathers' group.


For more information please visit my website by clicking on the link at the top of the page.

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Heath Insurance
I am registered with and take clients/patients covered by BUPA, Pruhealth and AVIVA

To avoid emails going to junk mail, please call 07791833279 or email chris@swlondontherapy.co.uk to discuss what you are looking for.

All contacts are held as confidential.

For more information you can also access my website  at the top of the page.

Training, qualifications & experience

REGISTRATIONS:
UK Registered Counsellor and Psychotherapist (UKRCP)
British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP-Registered & Senior Accredited)

MEMBERSHIPS:
British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP-Registered & Senior Accredited)
Federation of Drug and Alcohol professionals (FDAP)
Association of Family Therapists (AFT)

BUPA and AVIVA Healthcare recognised counselling and psychotherapy provider.

QUALIFICATIONS:
MA Counselling & Psychotherapy (2008)
Systemic Couples & Family Therapy Level (I) & (II) (Equiv. Post Grad. Dip) (2010)

Foundation in Psychoanalysis (2009)
Dip. Counselling Supervision (2005)
Adv. Dip. Therapeutic Counselling (2003)
B.Sc (Hons) Soc. (1976)

I hold individual membership and have Senior Accreditation with The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), membership of the Federation of Drug and Alcohol Professionals (FDAP), and am a member of the Association for Family Therapy (AFT)
My practice includes integrating personal coaching.

My experience and training covers working with many mood and behaviour disturbances for example:

Anxiety & Stress,
Depression & Low mood,
Self Esteem & Self Belief,
Anger & Rage,
Abuse, (Physical, Sexual and Emotional)
Bereavement & Loss,
Alcohol & Substance abuse, (Including 12-Step)
Internet pornography and other addictions,
Co-dependency,
Trauma & Crisis,
Shame & Guilt,
Self-Harm & Suicide,
Domestic Violence,
Rape & Sexual Assault,
Violence
Crime
Relationships, including-emotional-physical- and sexual- abuse both in childhood or adulthood, in same or opposite gender relationships.

My portfolio includes developing, managing and supervising a counselling service in a charity based setting for victims of crime (2001-2014).

Other ORGANISATIONAL based experience:
ALCOHOL/ADDICTION:
Blenheim IDAS Battersea, Clinical Supervisor
Blenheim Community Drug Project CDP Vauxhall
Crime Reduction Initiative Hammersmith & Fulham (Alcohol Services), Clinical Supervisor
RAPt (Rehabilitation of Addictied Prisoners Trust) Programme Manager, Senior Therapist
Ealing Drug Intervention Service, Clinical Supervisor
KCA Foundation young peoples addiction therapy, Clinical Supervisor
Freedom Recovery Centre 12-step programme, Clinical Supervisor
The Awareness Centre Clapham Addiction Recovery Programme, Clinical Supervisor
The Awareness Centre External Psychotherapist
Equinox Alcohol Service, Psychotherapist
Turning Point Addiction Services, Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor

TRAUMA RELATED WORK:
Missing People. Charity helping families of people who are missing. Clincal Lead telephone counselling service.
Vicitm Support London,
(Trauma, Crisis, Homicide, Rape, Assault, Domestic, Homophobic Violence, Race crime, Suicide, Robbery...) Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor
The British Refugee Council (Imprisonment, Torture, Trauma, Rape, Displacement, Violence, Seperation Loss, Genocide, Homicide, War, 'Ethnic Cleansing'...), Clinical Supervisor

GENERAL:

Balham Community Centre (General mood and behaviour disorders) Psychotherapist
Age Concern UK. Clinical Supervisor
Lambeth College Diploma level Counselling Tutor 
 
Alongside my counselling and psychotherapy practice, I work as a qualifed clinical and consultancy supervisor and am involved on a consultancy and clinical capacity with a free/low cost counselling service in SW London.

From 2010-2011 I practiced as an Honorary Therapist at the Prudence Skynner Family Therapy Clinic within the SW London & St Georges NHS Mental health Trust.

This has given me considerable statutory and non-statutory workplace and private practice experience in working with depression, low self esteem, anger/rage, shame/guilt, bereavement/loss, trauma/crisis, and specialist experience working with domestic violence, homophobic abuse and sexual violence including male and female rape, post traumatic stress, recovery from crime, life crisis and motivation, alcohol and drug misuse, binge drinking, gambling, co-dependency sex and love addiction.


I also have 3 years experience of tutoring/lecturing and teaching trainee counsellors.

I am a qualified counselling and consultancy supervisor and am providing/have provided Counselling and Consultation Supervision for qualified and trainee counsellors and psychotherapists in many settings including:
Lambeth Mind, Equinox, Ealing DAIS, Turning Point, Various Victim Support Schemes, The Her Centre, KCA, Freedom Recovery Centre, The Awareness Centre NHS and General clinical practice, The British Refugee Council. Safer London Foundation, Gang exit.

Salaried, Non-salaried and Honorary Statutory and non Statutory Clinical Work experience:

Age UK (Formerly Age Concern) Consultant Supervisor

Awareness Centre Addiction Recovery Programme Senior Therapist / Programme Manager

Awareness Centre Counselling/Psychotherapy and NHS Service Clinical Supervisor

Balham Community Counselling Service (BCCS) Therapist

Blenheim CDP Community Drug and Alcohol Agency Clinical Supervisor

Chanel 4 Film Productions Support Psychotherapist

Criminal Reduction Initiative Hammersmith & Fulham (CRI) Clinical Supervisor

Dovedale Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) Psychotherapist

Ealing Drug Intervention Alcohol Service (DIAS) Clinical Supervisor

Equinox Alcohol Service (EAS) Psychotherapist

Family Adolescent & Child Team, SW London & St Georges Mental Health NHS Trust. Psychotherapist

Family Adults Clinic, SW London & St Georges Mental Health NHS Trust. Psychotherapist

Freedom Recovery Centre (FRC) Clinical Supervisor

ITV Family Conflict Programme Support Psychotherapist

KCA Foundation (Bypass) Young Person's Addiction Service Clinical Supervisor

Lambeth Local Council Child Protection Services, Psychotherapist

Lambeth Community College

Lambeth Mind Consultant Supervisor

Lavender Hill Association of Community Psychotherapists Clinical Supervisor

Mayors Office for Policing and Crime. (MOPAC) Domestic Violence Outreach teams. Clinical Supervisor

Merton Social Services Child and Family Team, Psychotherapist

Missing People Clinical Lead

British Refugee Council Clinical Supervisor

Rehabilitation of Addicted Prisoners Trust (RAPT) Programme Manager/Senior Therapist

Safer London Foundation. Clinical Supervisor

SPACE Community Counselling Service Clinical Supervisor

Space Kensington & Chelsea Counselling Services Clinical Supervisor

Stirling University Psychotherapy Research Support

Turning Point Adult Alcohol Service (ACAPS) Clinical Supervisor

Victim Support, Homicide, Rape, Domestic Violence Teams Clinical Supervisor

Wandsworth Council, Child Safety Services, Psychotherapist

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

BACP

Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

12-Step

LGBT Homophobia


Crime, homicide, suicide, sexual assault, rape, physical assault, trauma, relationships, race, sexuality, sexual orientation

Same and opposite gender retaionships.

Couples, Families


Coaching, Training, Workshops, Therapeutic & Support Groups


Counselling and Consultancy Supervision, Mediation

Photos & videos

  • 'TopTips' Greatvine Advice Line
  • Consultation Room

Fees

Session fees:
£70.00 - £80.00 Individual (50-minutes)

£85.00- £95.00  Couples   (50-minutes)
£100.00-£145.00 Families   (depending on length of session)

Heath Insurance
I am registered with and take clients/patients covered by BUPA, Pruhealth and AVIVA

Lower Cost/Concessions

Some concessions for counsellors in training and lower cost sessions may be available. Please ask me about this when you first make contact.

Groups on application


To avoid emails going to junk mail, please call 07791833279 or email chris@swlondontherapy.co.uk to discuss what you are looking for.

For more information you can also access my website below or at the top of the page or go to U-Tube, Greatvine, Christopher Clow

www.swlondontherapy.co.uk

Further information

As you have found your way here, it might be safe to say you are searching for answers, something is bothering you or you are considering making some change in your life.

Perhaps you have decided it’s time to talk to someone other than a friend, family member or work colleague and to share things about yourself that you wish to be held in a professional, non-judgemental, confidential and safe manner.

Maybe you are concerned about some behaviour that’s affecting you, your friends, family or work. Perhaps you wish to get away from or find a way to adapt to a difficult situation you find yourself in.

You may be in crisis or have experienced a recent trauma, loss of a loved one or are unsure why you are feeling the way you are.
You may have memories, thoughts and feelings that are bothering you.

Perhaps you feel trapped and things are unravelling.

Dreams and poor sleep may be affecting you. You have already had therapy and wish to start up once more, are looking for something different or wish to give yourself further time to talk about your life.

Counselling and psychotherapy can help. Before you decide to go further, however, please be mindful that therapy can be challenging, and takes time and commitment.

Revealing things about yourself to a stranger may be unfamiliar to you at first and it may take a while for you to settle. Or that neutral space may be just what you need.

What you can learn about yourself, how you can come to accept your experience, make changes in your perception of your world, find understanding of your thoughts, feelings, emotions and behaviour and can be deeply rewarding and profoundly life-changing.

There are no guarantees in this work and it will be up to you how far you wish to go and at what pace. We will work together in response to your needs and this can involve short-term or longer-term therapy.

CONFIDENTIALITY
It is important that you know that all our contact is treated with confidentiality as a sacred part of our engagement and when we meet for the initial appointment meeting we can discuss this further and I will answer any questions you may have.

Please call or email to dicsuss what you are looking for.

For more information you can also access my website below or at the top of the page.

www.swlondontherapy.co.uk

Maps & Directions

London, SW12 9HE
Battersea, SW11 1JR

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Availability

Monday 2pm-9pm Tuesday 2pm-9pm Thursday 2pm-9pm Friday 2pm-8pm Saturday 9am-1pm + Telephone / Skype sessions. Please call 07791833279 or email chris@swlondontherapy.co.uk for a faster reply

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations

Supervision & training

I offer individual or group supervision.

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