Christopher Clow BACP Reg. Senior Accredited in Balham London

Balham Community Centre Building 91 Bedford Hill, Balham SW12 9HE

Treatments available
  • Bereavement Counselling
  • Counselling / Psychotherapy
  • Guided Imagery
  • Life Coaching
  • Psychotherapy
  • Anger Management

Anger/Rage, General/Social Anxiety, Depression, Relationships, Couples, Families, Alcohol/Addiction(s), Bereavement/Loss, Shame, Guilt, Self esteem, Self worth, Sadness, Discontentment, Worry, Depletion, Alienation, Homesickness, Teenagers, Post Natal Depression, Affairs, Betrayal, Separation, Divorce,  Childhood Suffering, Sexual Abuse, Violence, Coaching, Assertiveness, Parenting, New families, Stress, Substance abuse, Internet Pornography other addictions, Co-dependency, Confidence, Self Belief, Low Mood, Trauma, Crisis, Self harm and Suicide, 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.

You may be feeling down, nothing left, wretched, sad or worried about something, you may be hoping to make changes in behaviour. Looking for reasons and meaning, feeling unfulfilled, unproductive, trapped or alienated from work, family and friends. You may feel you are unravelling. Perhaps you are looking for counselling for something specific such as Depression, Anger, Couple-work, 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, studying and training as a counsellor/psychotherapist in clinical settings since 2000 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 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 thinking 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 unravelling,  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 am able to utilise 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.


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

I have considerable training and experience in working Systemically with individuals, couples and families in private practice, within an NHS Family Therapy Clinic 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.


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

Please call or email 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.


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

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

MA Counselling & Psychotherapy 
Systemic Couples & Family Therapy Level (I) & (II) (Equiv. Post Grad. Dip)
Foundation in Psychoanalysis 
Dip. Counselling Supervision 
Adv. Dip. Therapeutic Counselling 
B.Sc (Hons) Soc.