Therapist Ltd – Counselling & Psychotherapy Luton, Dunstable and Hitchin Bedfordshire
The Luton counselling practice works upon the fundamental thought that human beings are individual; there is no one size fits all! Counselling is a healing process which often brings with it a transformation, a little like alchemy. Within the counselling relationship we come to understand ourselves at a deeper level, creating an awareness and clarity around the aspects of our lives which trouble and hold us back.
Therapist Ltd is currently conveniently situated on the A505, near the Hilton Garden Inn, Luton We offer a secure, safe, confidential location, with ample free car parking in natural, therapeutic surroundings.
We currently have three counsellors available at our Luton offices. For further information about the counsellor please see the respective profile.
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|Friday||11am – 6pm|
Chris Simonite – One to One, Marriage / Couples & Sexual Problem Counselling
I work with most conditions ranging from relationship difficulties to anxiety. My interest in counselling started in 2005 with a course in CBT for Drug and Alcohol MIsuse. Drug and Alcohol problems often start in an attempt to try and escape something bad, so it stands to reason that in treating a drug and alcohol problem we delve into deeper underlying issues of anxiety, depression, stress, self esteem etc.
I later updated my training to move into a more relational type of training called Integrative Counselling. Integrative Counselling calls upon many different counselling modalities, whilst holding the relationship central to the work at hand. What does that really mean? Well, one of the base thoughts of this approach is that we are all equal. We are inately born ‘good’, and from there on out things happen which shape ourt lives into the lives we live today. Obvious as it might sound, we are neither above, nor below anyone else.
Gaining an understanding on what makes us tick, helps to gain a deeper insight into oursevles and often goes a long way into creating a life which we are happy with. Most of the conditions I work with are listed on the services page.
More recent training has focussed on marriages and sexual difficulties enabling me to offer both short term and long term counselling for marital problems and anxiety based sexual problems.
Some of my training has had particular focus on:
- Behavioural Psychology
- Cognitive Sciences
- Humanistic Theories
- Relationships & Attachments
- Child Development
- Self Actualisation
- Psychosexual Studies
Experience & Qualifications:
- 2005 – 2007: Cert HE Cognitive Behavioural Therapy -Sheffield Hallam University.
- 2007 – 2008: Group Counsellor Luton – Drug & Alcohol Rehab.
- 2008 – 2013: One to One Family Support Luton – Support for Families of clients entering into substance misuse rehabilitation.
- 2010 – 2011: Joined BACP (British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists) as a Student Member.
- 2011 – 2012: Diploma in Integrative Counselling – CPPD London.
- 2011 – 2013: One to One Counsellor Luton & Dunstable – Working with addiction and underlying issues such as loss, trauma, anxiety, depression, sexual dysfunction etc.
- 2012 – 2013: Advanced Diploma in Integrative Psychodynamic Counselling – CPPD London.
- 2014- 2016: Level 7 Diploma in Psychosexual and Relationship Counselling -
- 2015: Joined COSRT (College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists) as a general member.
- 2016 – Ongoing : Diploma in Traumology (working integratively with trauma).
Chris Simonite Counselling Fees
One to One Counselling: £50 per 50 minute session.
Couples Counselling: £60 per 50 minute session.
Samantha Jayne Byron MBACP, BSc (hons) (UPCA Doctorate in training)
I believe that in order for things to improve for my clients, warmth and genuine understanding are paramount. My role is to listen and encourage in an equal relationship. I work hard to listen, accept and to understand my clients. I also ensure that clients are offered a confidential and safe environment where they can explore feelings, circumstances and relationships in an open way.
I am Integrative trained, and use various techniques in helping my clients make sense of their world. My approach to therapy aims to enable clients to experience a genuine and caring relationship, where they can reach a deeper level of understanding about who they are, as well as the experiences and relationships they have had. When appropriate I use the psychodynamic model to explore how these experiences have had an impact on my clients and ways to move forward. I am careful to maintain a positive attitude and to attend sensitively and accurately to my clients needs. I am committed to providing the best for each individual.
Working with young children I use a variety of therapeutic tools, including play therapy to engage in difficult issues. I have found cognitive behavioural therapy works extremely well however the approach I use in my counselling sessions are adapted to suit my clients needs.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- BScHonours in Psychology
- CRB checked
- Numerous CPD training in working with children and adolescents.
- Doctorate in training
I currently work alongside psychologists in the emotional wellbeing service of a local children’s charity, supporting children dealing with bereavement, trauma and emotional / behavioural issues.
I also run a small private practice in Hitchin where I work with adults and children.
I have worked in primary schools on sensitive topics such as bullying and sexual abuse with the children’s charity NSPCC.
I have worked in a large private practice in St Albans supporting children, adolescents and adults alike.
I have also previously worked in a London primary school as a school counsellor, working with children between the ages of 5-11 years.
My previous work also includes supporting people through thoughts of suicide with the Samaritans.
As well as working with adults with issues of self harm, eating disorders, anxiety and depression, I have experience of working with children with a variety of emotional and behavioural problems.
Your child might be experiencing problems at school, issues with peers, parents or generally not feeling like themselves.
Counselling lets them talk about how they feel, separate from school and home life and can help your child get back to enjoying life. I have worked within a tier 2/3 mental health NHS service supporting children from as young as 5 years old and their families with issues such as anger, low mood, depression, anxiety, attachment issues, bullying, low self-esteem, self-harm and much more. I have also worked within a private clinic working with eating disorder clients.
Children and Young People’s counselling is for any young persons who’s having problems. Whether it’s depression and mental heath concerns or issues with parents or people at school. I have worked for the NHS service supporting teenagers and young people and their families with issues such as anger, low mood, depression, anxiety, attachment issues, bullying, low self-esteem, self-harm, eating disorders and much more. I have also worked within a private clinic working with eating disorder clients.’
Samantha Jane Byron Counselling Fees
£65 for 50 mins (adults)
£55 for 40 mins (young person/teenagers)
£45 for 30 mins (children)
Saidat Khan Counsellor – Psychotherapist – Psychosexual and relationship, Addictions Specialist
I am a registered member of British Association of Counselling Psychotherapy (BACP) and a general member of College of Psychosexual Relationship Therapists (COSRT) and (ATSAC) Association for The Treatment of Sexual and Compulsivity. I offer short and long term counselling psychotherapy to individuals, couples, families and groups with general issues that include: anxiety, stress, depression, bereavement and more specialist areas of difficulty that include: addictions, drug and alcohol substance dependence and, psychosexual and relationship matters covering sex addiction, internet porn addiction, sexual dysfunction, and problems with intimacy and relationship.
I also have a wealth of experience personal and professional working and understanding the dynamics of inter and sub cultural dynamics associated with the South East Asian communities.
My past work experience involved working in mainstream addiction centres, In-patient residential rehabilitation units, progressing onto commissioning and developing primary care GP based services to continue improving patient health and well-being within the NHS.
My training to personal and professional development in the therapeutic psychotherapy environment began in 1999 and encompasses a Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling, a Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling, and Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling, Psychosexual and Relationship Therapy Diploma and currently studying the dynamics of sex addiction and compulsive behaviour.
My approach and orientation to counselling/psychotherapy is Integrative, which means that I am able to draw upon a variety of different techniques to meet your personal need.
I believe, we were all born with an attachment to a relationship and we all need relationships to survive in more ways than one. The client-therapist relationship is the most fundamental part of therapy. You need to trust another person in order to feel accepted.
My therapeutic approach will include goals and targets as a way of measuring progress and outcomes; and in order to achieve this, my method may be direct and challenging. I believe that this style of counselling psychotherapy continues to build the relationship because my primary focus is client developing the client to be self-sufficient and autonomous whist improving health and well-being.
As a member of the regulatory organisations listed above; I adhere to the Code of Ethics of (BACP) (COSRT) and (ATSAC) in safeguarding myself as a therapist and my clients. I also have frequent supervision with a qualified BACP accredited supervisor.
Saidat Khan Counselling Fees
One to One Counselling: £55 per 50 minute session.
Couples Counselling: £75 per 50 minute session.
How to book a session
Booking a session normally starts with an initial telephone conversation, followed by a face to face assessment session. This gives us a little time to get to know one another and ensure that we feel comfortable to move on. To book a session simply complete the quick contact form to the right of this page, indicating your preferred time and day, along with a brief comment about the nature of your problem or call on (01582) 226042.