Christy Fowlston Verified Professional Verified Professional
Verified Professional

Every professional displayed on Counselling Directory has been independently verified by our team to ensure they have suitable credentials to practise.

Integrative Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP

About me

As part of my training I was in therapy for years myself, so I know that looking for help can feel daunting, especially if you're finding life hard and feeling vulnerable. Trouble with relationships, anxiety or panic attacks, mood swings or depression, a lack of confidence, or feeling like we're sleepwalking through life without meaning or purpose - we can all face these difficulties in our everyday lives, and they can be hard to get on top of. Eventually we can lose hope for a better future, or find unhealthy ways of coping with the present.

Working together, I can help you to make sense of your difficulties and to move towards managing or resolving problems at their root. I believe that it is our relationship that will be the most important aspect of successful therapy.

Because of this I will do everything I can to make you feel secure, seen, heard, respected and cared for.  We will explore the history of your relationships, and the story of who you are. We will look at your difficulties, but also consider your strengths and successes, and think about what will really work for you. We will explore the history of your relationships, and the story of how you came to be who you are. I will support you to imagine, prepare and take action for the future.

Training, qualifications & experience

I was awarded an MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy after over 4 years of training which included intensive clinical practice and academic research. 

I have over 5 years of clinical experience delivering psychotherapy, including for a number of years on an NHS placement. I worked as a senior clinician in a busy mental-health setting in Nottingham city centre for 6 years. Prior to this I specialised working in support roles with vulnerable and socially-excluded adults.

I am a full clinical member of The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and can be found on their national register, which is accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for 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.

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Therapies offered


Additional information

The fee is £50 per session. Currently I offer online appointments only.

Further information

I have helped people from all walks of life with many different difficulties including low mood or depression, relationship problems, low confidence or self-esteem, addictions, anxiety, burnout, bereavement, traumatic experiences, and difficulties with anger. I have a particular interest in long-term work.

Nottingham, NG13

Type of session


Types of client


Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit , or contact this professional directly