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Gideon Tan

Gideon Tan

As a dedicated career counsellor and psychotherapist, I am deeply committed to journey with individuals toward the path of healing and fulfilling their professional and personal goals.

Holding esteemed positions within professional associations, such as the Career Development Association Singapore (CDAS) and the Transactional Analysis Association Singapore (TAAS), I actively contribute to the advancement of counselling and therapy practices. Currently with a status of Provisional Clinical Member (PCM) with the Singapore Association for Counselling,

I am diligently working towards achieving the esteemed status of a Registered Counsellor. My journey in counselling is marked by a holistic approach, drawing from diverse training backgrounds, including Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Health Management.

Looking forward, my dedication to holistic well-being propels me to pursue additional training and studies in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) starting Q3 2024. This journey signifies my commitment to expanding my healing expertise and ultimately realizing my aspiration of becoming a TCM physician.

By integrating my knowledge in counselling and psychotherapy with the principles of TCM, I aim to offer comprehensive support to individuals seeking both physical and mental wellness.

Please contact me at: [email protected]

Profession

Counsellor & Psychotherapist, Career Counsellor

Specialities

ANXIETY AND PANIC DISORDERS
DEPRESSION
GENERAL RELATIONSHIP CHALLENGES (FAMILY, FRIENDS, CO-WORKERS)
LGBTQIA+
TRAUMA AND POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER (PTSD)
PERSONAL GROWTH AND SELF-ESTEEM
ADDICTION AND SUBSTANCE MISUSE
GENERAL MENTAL HEALTH
MEN’S MENTAL HEALTH
GRIEF AND LOSS
EATING DISORDERS AND BODY IMAGE
SEX AND INTIMACY
OBSESSIVE-COMPULSIVE DISORDER
SELF-HARM AND SUICIDAL FEELINGS

Finances

$

Training

  • Master of Counselling (Advanced)
  • Facilitating Career Development (FCD)
  • Job and Career Transition/Development Certification

What kinds of treatment or therapy do you provide?

  • Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy
  • Schema Therapy
  • Transactional Analysis
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • MEMI (Multichannel Eye Movement Integration)

What language can you conduct the session in?

English

What is the greatest reward in being a counsellor for the queer community?

Being a beacon and voice to struggling individuals, we are not alone.

What is the greatest challenge in being a counsellor for the queer community?

To be judged that I may not be deemed fit to work with.

What was your path to becoming a therapist?

Was first seeking healing for myself and eventually committed towards becoming a therapist providing healing for others who may be in distress with challenges.

What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?

Mental health gaining more recognition and acceptance from the public, and the government is acting to build the practice of mental health in Singapore. More regulations, hopefully subsidies and financial aid, and protections for both the practitioners and the clients.

What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?

Continuous learning from people, continuous professional education, peer supervisions, clinical supervisions.

What advice would you give to someone who is hesitant to try therapy?

Check if the therapist is registered be it with the status of PCM, CM, RC, etc under a recognised association such as the SAC and SPS.

What kind of training have you had in working with the LGBTQ population?

Currently undergoing training in Professional Certification in Sexuality Education. I welcome people of LGBTQIA+ and hope that I could journey with you.

What should someone know about working with you?

An open-minded therapist.

How do your own core values shape your approach to therapy?

Patience with objective is important, clarity weighs more importance than speed, compassion should come with actions and that we call it empathy, being open-minded, non-judgmental.