Therapist Ltd – Counselling & Psychotherapy Luton, Dunstable and Hitchin Bedfordshire
Therapist Ltd is a local, private counselling service, situated within easy reach of Luton, Dunstable and Hitchin Bedfordshire, offering help for most problems.
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.
|Monday||10am – 10pm|
|Tuesday||10am – 10pm|
|Wednesday||10am – 10pm|
|Thursday||10am – 10pm|
|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 our 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 – 2017 : 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.
Alison Knight Counsellor – Psychotherapist – Psychosexual and relationship, Addictions Specialist Who Am I?
My name is Alison Knight, and I am a fully qualified and experienced counsellor and clinical supervisor. I guess that if you’re reading this you probably have something you would like help with and you may be considering counselling. Yes, I am a qualified counsellor, but I am also just a regular person who experiences what it is to be human too!
This is what you can expect from me:
I believe that you are the expert of your own life – I will support you to make sense of your feelings and I will work at your pace, dealing with the matters that are most important to you
I am interested in people and enjoy exploring what makes us say, think or do what we do – I will listen to you without judgement and together we will look for any unhelpful patterns of behaviour or negative ways of thinking and feeling, that might be holding you back from living a happier life. We will explore alternative perspectives and reframe difficult experiences.
I am able to bear the difficult, stressful things that happen to people during their lives like loss, betrayal, abuse, trauma, etc. so nothing is off limits to talk about in your session, “a problem shared” and all that….
I am a great listener and people find me easy to talk to
And Where Do I Come from?
I am originally from Glasgow, and I believe that some of the qualities I bring from my Scottish culture such as being down-to-earth, realistic and pragmatic – as well as a sense of humour, are all incorporated into my counselling work. It has been proven in studies, over and again, that the single most important factor in making counselling effective, is the quality of the relationship between client and counsellor. It is always my genuine intention to offer a good quality, trusting and therapeutic relationship to each person who comes to see me for counselling. I never underestimate how hard it can be to take the first step of contacting me for help and I endeavour to make that step as easy and comfortable for you as I can. Together we can explore what it means, for you to be human. Whilst doing so, we will aim to discover what might be preventing you from living a happier and more fulfilling life and together find ways to improve your lot.
As human beings, I believe that we are socially designed to share our lives with others. Establishing a healthy and supportive relationship with your counsellor can help you develop new ways of relating to yourself and others and in turn you can look to a brighter future, which, I believe we all deserve!
Training, qualifications & experience
Adv. Diploma Humanistic Integrative Counselling
Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling
Short Term Solution Focused Therapy Skills
Specialist Adoption Counselling Skills (Ofsted Approved)
Couples Therapy Skills
Level 6 Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling Supervision
I worked for many years supporting people who have experienced relationship issues including domestic and/or sexual abuse including childhood sexual abuse and neglect.
I provided counselling for young people and adults at a North London College, working with a range of issues including anxiety, depression, self-harm, low self-esteem, lack of motivation, etc. I previously provided counselling at Rephael House Counselling Centre, Women’s Trust, East London Rape Crisis, Hackney DV Counselling Service and Sangam Counselling Service.
I am an approved specialist adoption counsellor with Barnardo’s LINK. (Adoption Support Agency) and offer counselling to pre- adopters, adopted people, adoptive families and birth families.
Fees: I charge £55 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.