Claire McPhail

Claire McPhail

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Peterlee

Peterlee SR8
Sessions from £50.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Wheelchair accessible office

About me and my therapy practice

Hello, my name is Claire. I'm a qualified integrative, trauma-informed counsellor and supervisor. I'm a registered member of the BACP, working in private practice in County Durham, in the North East of England. I work in a 1-1 basis with adults in person, and remotely, via telephone and zoom.

I work predominantly with a relational and collaborative approach, meeting clients with compassion, understanding and warmth, to provide a safe and confidential space where feelings, thoughts and behaviours can be explored. 

Practice description

Alongside my private practice, I also work in the voluntary sector, counselling individuals who have been subjected to domestic abuse and sexual violence. My passion for women-centred therapy comes from working in this area for almost twenty years. 

My core training includes CBT, person centred and psychodynamic theory. I am committed to continual professional development and have undertaken additional training in somatic-informed trauma therapy, mindfulness, compassion focused therapy, the Rewind technique and creative counselling techniques. I am also a qualified Emotional Freedom Technique Practitioner and Breathwork Coach. I am an LGBTQ+ allied therapist and my practice is neurodiversity affirming, inclusive and trauma informed. 

My first session

I offer a free, no obligation initial session via telephone, so we can get to know each other a little and see if we feel we are a good fit to work together. 

What I can help with

Abuse, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Depression, Identity issues, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Relationships, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, CBT, Emotionally focused therapy, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP

How I deliver therapy

Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone therapy, Time-limited