Alexia Tan, M.Coun
Masters of Counselling, Monash University
About Alexia (Alexandra)
“It is important to love oneself; despite one’s faults, weaknesses and hardships in order to develop healthy and loving relationships with the rest of one’s world.”
Alexandra is devoted to creating a safe environment for her clients where they feel that they can fully open up and investigate their innermost beliefs, toughest (and deepest) emotions, significant crossroads and moments of growth and revelation.
Having lived in countries all around the world, she is able to draw upon her multi-cultural experience to empathise and connect with clients from any walk of life. She believes that humans have far more that can bring them together than should bring them apart.
Having lived such a diverse life, surrounded by unique individuals, she finds it easy to stay impartial and accept any way of life that clients bring to the table. Alexandra’s personal experience having relocated multiples times in life stands her in good stead to assist clients working through cultural issues, relationship issues and family expansion issues.
Over the years, Alexandra has garnered experience as a coach and counsellor. Her work experience has helped her gain insights into the difficulties that adults may be facing balancing their work lives, family relationships and personal struggles.
She also has previous work experience in teaching and behavioural therapy. Experience in these fields have helped her understand how each individual learns, develops and alters their behaviour through various unique modalities; some through, encouragement,
some questioning, some goal-setting.
Alexandra graduated with BSc (Hons) in Psychology from Michigan State University and a Master’s in Counselling (Distinction) from Monash University. She is a warm, positive therapist that aims to meet each of her clients at their personal level of comfort. With 12 years of experience, Alexandra is adaptive and uses client-centered approaches to help her clients see areas of dimness or disillusion with more insight and clarity.
Her approaches consist of practices of positive psychology, psychological assessment & profiling, cognitive behavioural therapy, motivational interviewing, solution-focused therapy as well as mental resilience training. Her area of expertise is in relationship matters, workplace stress, and self-esteem issues.
Alexandra has lived in England, the United States and Thailand, and she currently resides in Singapore
Certifications and Qualifications
- Master of Counselling, Monash University, Australia
Adult, Youth, Couples
Relationship counselling and therapy, anger management, LGBTQ+ concerns, stress management, anxiety, burnout, and mental wellness, corporate mental wellness, depression, social anxiety, low self-esteem, grief and loss, emotional regulation, self-esteem issues, personality concerns, alcohol addiction, gambling addictions, gaming addictions.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Behavioural Therapy,
Person-Centred and Psychodynamic Therapy, Mindfulness-based Integrated Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Schema Therapy, Solutions Focused Therapy, Positive Psychology Coaching.