Professional Memberships

  • SAC-Registered Counsellor (C0512)

Educational Qualifications

  • Masters of Counselling

Therapeutic Approaches

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)

Benedict Tan

Professional Counsellor
Language Spoken:
English, Mandarin
Type of Counselling: Child/Youth, Individual Adult
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Benedict holds a Masters of Counselling (2019) from Monash University and is a registered and clinical member of the Singapore Association of Counselling (C0512). Over the years, Benedict has experience as a counsellor, case manager, and recovery coach, lending him to working closely with a variety of populations, including youth-at-risks, offender population dealing with addiction and mental health issues. His experiences as a case manager and recovery coach had also exposed him to managing family work and outreach programmes for the youth population, taking care of their emotional and practical needs, as well as helping them cope with difficult financial situations, addictions, and trauma. Prior to joining SCC, Benedict worked as a counsellor in other organizations, where he provided individual and group counselling support to youths and adult population, student groups and employees in organizations who were facing severe distress as a result of suicide risks, critical incidents, work/study stress, harassment and other mental health concerns including trauma, grief and loss, depression and anxiety.

On top of his role as a counsellor, Benedict conducts  Psychological First Aid and First Aid in Mental Health Training for corporate organizations to equip managers and employees on basic emotional helping skills in order to be an effective first line of support in the workplace.

He also holds certifications in the following:

  • Certification in LS/CMI assessment (2014)
  • Certification in ASIST Suicide Management Training (2014)
  • Training for Basic Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (2015)
  • Training for Basic/Advanced Motivational Interview Therapy (2015)
  • Training for Basic Narrative Therapy (2015)
  • Narrative Workshop at AMKFSC (2015)
  • Graduate Certificate in Narrative Therapy (2016)
  • Training for Advanced Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (2016)
  • Training for Critical Incident Management (2019)
  • Training for Managing Trauma in clients (2019)
  • Training for case formulation and intervention planning for mental health clients (2019)
  • Graduate Diploma in EMDR (2021)
  • Training for Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (2021)

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