Tanya Horne

Tanya Horne is a Registered Therapeutic Counsellor (#3279) with the Association of Cooperative Counselling Therapists of Canada.

Life can become overwhelming, stressful and anxiety producing at times. The good news, you do not have to do this alone. Having someone to share your worries with can help alleviate your anxiety, lift depression, settle your nerves and help you navigate your experiences with a newfound confidence.

I am a therapist who has dedicated my life to assisting individuals with their life struggles. I understand what it is like to feel lost and like your life is in turmoil. My own exploration and lived experiences have allowed me to gain insights, knowledge and understanding of dealing with depression, suicidal ideation, major generalized anxiety, agoraphobia, and sexual and physical abuse cycles. I know that healing and change are possible.

My goal is to create a safe environment where clients can explore a deeper understanding of themselves, cultivate new skills and create the positive changes they envision for themselves.

Areas of counselling expertise

  • Trauma (childhood neglect, sexual abuse, domestic abuse, loss)
  • Depression (Suicidal ideation, agoraphobia, feeling stuck, loss of interest in life)
  • Anxiety (fears, generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks)
  • Self-esteem (improving self esteem, body image, improving relationship with self)
  • Body positivity/diversity (questioning diet culture, finding new ways to explore body image, movement enjoyment, health at every size initiatives)
  • Codependence (setting boundaries, prioritizing your needs)

Therapy modalities Tanya uses in her counselling practice

I draw from various tools and modalities, tailoring sessions to best suit the needs of the client. I have a keen intuition which allows me to ask thought-provoking questions and allows my clients to view their problems from different perspectives.

  • Compassionate Inquiry
  • Attachment Theory
  • Bowen Family Systems
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Emotional Focussed Therapy (EFT)
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
  • Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP)

Personal qualities / strengths as a counsellor

I consider myself dynamic in my approach to building our counselling relationship, bringing my humanity and empathy into our sessions together. There is no one-size-fits-all answer in therapy, so I look forward to exploring creative ways for you to embrace your experiences as opportunities for growth and potential.

I remain dedicated to being a life-long learner, continually upgrading my thoughts and concepts to allow new developments in cutting-edge therapeutic techniques to help us find your answers in positive and uplifting ways.

One of my passions has been exploring the healing potential of laughter,

  • as a laughter yoga leader,
  • participating in such initiatives as Stand Up for Mental Health, and
  • creating the Sit Down Stand Up Comedian which was featured on television.

Education and professional development

  • Death Doula Training – Douglas College 2024
  • Diploma in Applied Transpersonal Psychology – Clearmind International, June 2023
  • Infinite Possibilities Training Certification – TUT University, September 2023
  • Laughter Yoga Leader Certification – Centre for Mindfulness Canada, December 2020
  • Psychology 1215 – Langara College, July 2019
  • Basic Counselling Skills – Vancouver Community College, March 2019
  • Non-Violent Crisis Intervention – Communications/Training, June 2018
  • Toastmasters International – Charter President & Award-winning Speaker/Presenter, 2011 – 2021
  • Train the Trainer – Peak Potentials, 2010
  • The Pursuit of Excellence / The Wall / The Advancement of Excellence / Mastery 1 & 2 / Inside Passage / Dynamic Facilitation Intensive – Excellence Seminars International Programs & Graduate Programs, 1994 – 2016

Tanya Horne, RTC