Tanya van Niekerk
RP(Q), BA, MARP, MACP
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
"I am so glad you have found this site. To me, it means you are ready to reach out and begin (or continue) a path of healing. I am here to support you". Tanya van Niekerk is a Registered Psychotherapist (Q) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. She has Master’s Degrees in both Counselling Psychology and Research Psychology and has experience in addictions and trauma support work. Tanya served on the managing committee of a trauma center operational in underprivileged communities in South Africa. Here she provided trauma support and trauma support training to community workers for four years. Tanya is a life-long learner and continuously invests in ongoing training and formal supervision. While she leans heavily towards working within a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) framework, she also believes in the importance of being flexible and using other evidence-based therapies to meet every client's individual needs. Tanya appreciates the strength it takes to reach out for help and has a deep respect for the brave and courageous people who do so. She believes therapy provides an opportunity to pinpoint the emotional pain that we have so effectively hidden away from ourselves. Tanya offers a non-judgmental and empathetic space, where she encourages clients to explore and grow collaboratively. Tanya can offer services in English and Afrikaans.