Sylvia Tan

Consultant Counselling Psychologist

BPsych (Aust), MPsych (Counselling) (Aust)

Registered Counselling Psychologist (SRP), Approved Clinical Supervisor (SRP)

Sylvia received her clinical training in Australia, where she lived and worked as psychologist for many years before her relocation back to Singapore in 2014. In all, she has about 15 years of clinical experience working as a counselling psychologist in outpatient psychiatric setting, community and government agencies in Australia and Singapore. She has also held managerial positions where she implemented and oversaw psychological and counselling services in the community.

Sylvia has a breadth of experience in helping adults, adolescents and children affected by and struggling with emotional or psychological difficulties. She has special interest in helping individuals with relationship difficulties, grief and loss, stress, parenting, existential and life transitions issues. Sylvia is trained in providing evidenced based therapies such as Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (CBT), Schema Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectic Behavior Therapy (DBT), Flash Technique, Gottman Method Couples Therapy and Family Therapy.

Her approach to therapy is warm, non-judgmental and client focused. Shevalues empowering individuals to embrace their challenges, make choices that supports their authentic selves, and lead their lives meaningfully, to their fullest potential.

At Centre of Effective Living, Sylvia is available for consultations on any of the following:

Mental Health Issues

  • Depressive Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Suicide/Self harm
  • Personality Disorders
  • Child behavioural/emotional difficulties
  • Trauma (including victims of physical/emotional/sexual abuse)

Life Issues

  • Relationship difficulties
  • Interpersonal difficulties (home, workplace, school)
  • Couple/Marital difficulties
  • Family conflict
  • Divorce
  • Grief and loss
  • Parenting/Caregiver stress
  • Work related stress
  • Chronic pain
  • End of life/Terminal illness issues