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Tanya Dalton - MBACP Registered - Integrative Counsellor

Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP3
07939 536461 07939 536461
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP3

About me


As a professionally qualified counsellor, I am also a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors & Psychotherapists (BACP). Working with both adults and children (age groups 4-18) I use an integrative method, allowing a combination of therapeutic approaches, which meets each individual's needs.

In order to grow a genuine, honest relationship with my clients, I use an empathic and confidential safe space, allowing my client to fully explore and I listen to their concerns non-judgementally. When we are heard and understood it is easier to come to a clearer understanding and greater acceptance of our self.  With this understanding and acceptance, we are able to grow and heal. All sessions are at the client’s pace and fully client led. My role is to offer support and methods of working in.


I appreciate how difficult making the first move to talk to someone can be, this can create an anxiety in itself. It is key for the relationship between client and therapist to be right for the session to be of benefit. For this reason, I am happy to answer any questions via email or have a 15-minute talk on the telephone to allow you to see if I am the right person for you.

COVID-19 - As lock down eases I am very aware that there will be an increase in anxiety as people try to gain some understanding of the new normal that we find ourselves in.   Some people will feel isolated or potentially anxious about returning to a very different way of life. I am able to provide online, video call or telephone counselling (as well as face to face when permitted) to work through any concerns that may arise for you. Sessions will be held in the same way on an agreed day and time. This can then remain the same or return to face to face once safe to do so.


I have a wealth of experience of working with loss, bereavement, anxiety, depression, postnatal depression and other mental health conditions. Alongside my private practice, I work in education, providing therapy to children and parents presenting with trauma, depression, anxiety, loss, relationship issues, abuse, ADHD, Autism and other difficulties these issues may bring for the client. I also work as a perinatal therapist within the NHS providing support for clients during the perinatal period on a range of complex issues.

I am trained in DBT skills - Dialectical Behaviour Therapy - which is used to treat mood disorders, suicidal ideation, self-harm and substance abuse. This is about working to increase the emotional and cognitive regulation and learning the triggers that lead to our reactive states and assessing the right coping skills to apply to thoughts, feelings and behaviours helping to avoid undesired reactions.

Alongside this, I have a wealth of experience of previously working for a multi-national company and a full awareness of the stresses such work/home-life balance can bring.

Training, qualifications & experience

Training and Qualifications

  • Diploma in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling (CPCAB)
  • Certificate In Counselling Studies (CPCAB)
  • BACP Certificate of Proficiency


  • School Counsellor across Dacorum Schools
  • Pregnancy, Perinatal and Postnatal Counsellor at West Hertfordshire Hospitals
  • Bereavement - for Adults and Children at Hospice of St Francis
  • Therapist/DBT Skills Group facilitator - Private agency
  • NHS Project5 Wellbeing Specialist

Further Training

  • DBT Essentials - APT
  • Running DBT Sills Development Groups -APT
  • Perinatal and Infant Mental Health - Anna Freud Centre
  • 8 week bereavement training - Hospice of St Francis
  • Child bereavement support training - Hospice of St Francis
  • Working with children and Adolescents Workshop
  • Working with Trauma
  • Dealing with Distress: Working with Suicide and Self-Harm
  • CBT with heart
  • CBT with Trauma
  • Treating Generalised Anxiety
  • Working with Parents in Conflict
  • FGM Training
  • Prevent Training
  • Safeguarding Children stage 1
  • Online Therapy Training

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & 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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Transactional analysis


I offer an initial assessment for us to speak on the phone and to understand what are your main reasons for seeking support via counselling and what you would like to achieve from our sessions together. This will also give you the opportunity to see how you feel about working with me before committing yourself to counselling. This initial session is free and will take approx 15 mins.

Thereafter, sessions are for a duration of 50mins on a weekly basis, at the cost of £45 per session. All sessions are to be paid for in full prior to the session.

I ask for 24 hours notice to cancel or reschedule a session before full payment is due.

I am open to discuss rates.

Further information

I can do daytime and evenings - due to school closures.

Hemel Hempstead

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Unfortunately due to stairs there is no wheelchair access.


Mon-Fri Daytime/Evenings

Saturday - Daytime

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
Tanya Dalton - MBACP Registered -  Integrative Counsellor

Tanya Dalton - MBACP Registered - Integrative Counsellor