About me

My name is Claire and I’m an integrated, person-centred counsellor based in East Durham. I currently work one to one with adults via telephone and internet.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified integrated counsellor and a registered member of the BACP. I work in the voluntary sector alongside my private practice and have particular interest in women’s issues, working with domestic abuse and sexual violence. My practice is trauma informed.

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy


Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students

Additional information

Session from £35. Concessionary rates are available. 


Flexible hours are available. 

Trimdon Station

Type of session

Claire McPhail

Claire McPhail