Claire McPhail

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BA (hons) MBACP
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Peterlee, SR8 2QJ
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About me

Hi, my name is Claire and I'm an integrative, trauma informed counsellor, based in Peterlee, County Durham. I work 1-1 with adults, both in person and remotely. I'm a registered member of the BACP. I have a relational and collaborative approach to therapy, meeting clients with understanding, compassion and warmth to provide a safe and confidential space where feelings, thoughts and behaviours can be explored. My practice is inclusive and respectful. I am an LGBTQ+ allied and neurodiversity affirming therapist. 

Training, qualifications & experience

Alongside my private practice, I also work in the voluntary sector, counselling individuals who have been subjected to domestic abuse and sexual violence. Having worked in this area for almost twenty years. I have a particular interest in abuse, trauma and loss.

I have a first class honours degree in counselling. I am also a qualified Emotional Freedom Technique practitioner and Breathwork Facilitation.  I am committed to continual professional development and have trained in somatic-informed trauma therapy and trauma-informed practice,  mindfulness, compassion focused therapy, the Rewind technique and creative counselling techniques. I have completed additional training in counselling remotely. I am currently working towards my Advanced Diploma in Clinical Supervision. 

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Health Assured

Additional information

Sessions are £45 per 50 minute session. 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Further information

You can call, text or email me to arrange a free, no obligation chat via phone so that we can see if we are a good fit to work together.

Novus Business Park, Judson Road, Peterlee, SR8 2QJ

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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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.

My therapy room is on the ground floor and there is amble free car parking available.

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In person

I am currently a placement supervisor working towards my Advanced Diploma in Clinical Supervision, Including Online and Telephone Working.

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Claire McPhail
Claire McPhail