Beverly Tan

Counselling Psychologist working with children, adolescents and adults

Beverly is a Singaporean Counselling Psychologist with a Masters in Applied Psychology from National Institute of Education-Nanyang Technological University (NIE-NTU) and Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) from National University of Singapore (NUS).  She is a registered psychologist with the Singapore Psychological Society (SPS).

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Background & Experience

Beverly has more than eight years of experience in the social and mental health services. When working at the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF), she conducted assessments and interventions with complex families where abuse was present. Very often there were underlying psychological problems in these families such as, mood disorders, substance-related and addictive disorders, and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Beverly carried out intensive family work with caregivers and their children from various cultural backgrounds including expatriates. She eventually specialised in family mediation work with elderly parents and their adult children. However, her most enriching time was working with adolescents when she provided individual/group therapy in the Singapore Boys’ Home (SBH) and Dayspring Residential Treatment Centre.

After receiving a five years long service award from the government, Beverly left to explore the community setting where she worked at a Psychological Services Unit in a Family Service Centre. She worked with families whose children had challenges such as, ADHD, dyslexia, and anger management. She also gained experience in psychological testing. Shortly after she worked as a private psychologist in Zenith Medical Clinic (ZMC) and conducted therapy with adults. The adults she worked with had family and relationship problems, workplace and financial stressors, or even health issues. She also led parenting workshops in ZMC. Currently, Beverly also provides psychological services to the Sports and Cardiology Centre and Women of Courage Asia.

Aside from being a psychologist, Beverly is also a private trainer and teacher. She conducts training such as problem-solving and conflict resolution for adolescents under the care of MSF, and teaches children how to cope with stressors in their academic studies.

Therapeutic approaches

Since her work in MSF, Beverly has been trained in various approaches such as Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy and Emotion-Focused Therapy. However, she uses Cognitive and Behavioural Therapy (CBT) as her main foundation. Third wave cognitive behavioural therapies have been her recent interest and she is trained in Mindfulness and Schema Therapy. Through her own personal experiences, Beverly recognizes that at times resilience is a quality that allows one to ‘bounce back’ from difficult situations. This is what she aims to build with her clients. The relationship is key to successful therapeutic work and Beverly hopes to build a genuine connection with you. Beverly speaks English, Mandarin and Bahasa Indonesian (Malay).

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