Claire McPhail

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Supervisor • she/her
BA (hons) MBACP
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Peterlee, SR8 2QJ
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Supervision details

Clinical supervision helps ensure ethical practice and the safety of clients by providing a structured opportunity to reflect on practice, approach, and interventions. It allows space to explore our own process, experiences, and emotions, maintaining our own wellbeing and self-care, to allow us to be more effective therapists. Supervision supports us to deepen our skills and awareness and encourages personal development. 

My supervision practice is informed by Hawkins & Shohet's Seven Eyed Model of Supervision, a holistic model which considers the whole of the therapeutic process. I work in a relational and collaborative manner to support and encourage you, but also gently challenge where necessary. As an integrative therapist, I draw from a number of different models and modalities where appropriate.

I provide supervision in person and remotely, via telephone and zoom.I offer a 30 minute initial consultation for all potential supervises which allows us a chance to get to know each other a little and discuss ways of working to see if we feel we would work well together.

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).

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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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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Novus Business Park, Judson Road, Peterlee, SR8 2QJ

Key details

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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

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

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