Senior Therapeutic Counsellor
Tanya Helle completed her Master’s Degree in Social Work at the University of British Columbia. She has more than a decade of clinical experience across a variety of settings. Among these are community mental health counselling, outreach based social work, crisis intervention, and working with LGBTQI+ communities and in inpatient and outpatient psychiatry. Her goal as a counsellor is to help you learn to see yourself as you truly are; a person who is deeply worthy of love, belonging and joy. She offers a safe, compassionate and non-judgmental atmosphere where you can explore aspects of your life where you may feel stuck or have unmet needs. She uses a caring, respectful and collaborative relationship using a variety of therapeutic approaches tailored to each client’s needs, including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, EMDR, EFT tapping, Non-Violent Communication, Solution Focused Therapy, and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy. She is particularly interested in the impact of loss and trauma, and in providing interventions that support trauma recovery.
Tanya has a broad range of clinical experience working with individuals and groups across the life span in the following areas: Depression, Anxiety Disorders, Gender and Sexual Identity, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Complex Trauma, Complex Grief, Death and Dying, Chronic Pain, Family and Relationship Issues, Self-Image and Self-Worth Issues, Suicide Assessment, Self-Harm Behaviour, and Chronic Mental Illness. She is registered with the BCCSW and the BCASW.