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. I'm an integrative, trauma informed counsellor and clinical supervisor 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. Alongside my private practice, I work in the voluntary sector, counselling individuals who have been subjected to domestic abuse and sexual violence. I have worked in this area for almost twenty years and am passionate about this work. I am committed to continual professional development and have a particular interest in somatic, creative and spiritual resources. I have trained in somatic trauma therapy and trauma informed approaches, Mindfulness, compassion focused  approaches and creative counselling techniques. I am a qualified Breathwork Facilitator and Emotional Freedom Technique Practitioner and am currently studying towards an MA in Psychotherapy Studies. I am an LGBTQ+ allied therapist and my practice is neurodiversity affirming and inclusive. 

Training, qualifications & experience

Alongside my private practice, I have work in the voluntary sector, counselling individuals who have been subjected to domestic abuse and sexual violence. I have worked in this area for almost twenty years and I am passionate about this area of work. 

I have a first class honours degree in Counselling and an Advanced Diploma in Clinical Supervision. I am a qualified Emotional Freedom Technique Practitioner and Breathwork Facilitator.  I have a particular interest in somatic, creative and spiritual resources and have trained in somatic trauma therapy and trauma-informed practice,  mindfulness, compassion focused approaches, creative counselling techniques, and The Rewind Technique. I have completed additional training in counselling remotely. I am currently working towards my masters degree in psychotherapy studies. 

I am a registered member of the BACP, a professional member of the International Breathwork Foundation and an accredited member of the EFT and Mindfulness Centre. I am registered under the Data Protection Act (1998) and hold a clear DBS.

Member organisations

BACP
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).

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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.

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Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Health Assured

Additional information

Sessions are £50 per 50 minute session. 

When I work

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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
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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

Online platforms

Zoom

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

I hold an Advanced Diploma in Clinical Supervision, which qualified me to work in person, online and telephone.

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Claire McPhail
Claire McPhail