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Dr. Eric Wee Chong Tan

Dr. Eric Wee Chong Tan

Senior Clinical Psychologist

Speaks: English, Chinese (Mandarin)

Areas of Focus

  • Anxiety (general anxiety, panic attacks and panic disorder, phobias, trauma, social anxiety, OCD)
  • Stress management
  • Anger management
  • Grief
  • Depression
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Borderline personality disorder
  • Coping with chronic health issues (such as IBS, HIV)
  • People struggling with cultural adaptation, homesickness

LGBTIQ concerns including:

  • Coming out
  • Bullying
  • Coping with the trauma of conversion therapy
  • Identity conflicts
  • Gender dysphoria – support and assessment for HRT and SRS, etc.
  • Eric does provide reports to assess for gender dysphoria and to support Hormone Replacement Therapy and Sexual Re-assignment Surgery/ Procedures.

About Eric

Eric is a Clinical Psychologist with special interests in:

  1. Understanding how emotions work and using methods to transform emotions deeply and quickly
  2. Supporting adults from the LGBTQ community
  3. Supporting adults from CALD communities who find that culture and language do affect their experiences of their problems
    • Eric can particularly relate with persons from Asian communities and the complexities of multiple identities – being an Asian migrant himself
  4. Supporting clients with psychological issues stemming from complex family-of-origin and childhood experiences.

Eric’s approach is warm, open, and humorous. He is interested in people and not symptoms, and prefers a conversational style of working with people. He works respectfully with his clients to help them understand their stuck emotional patterns and their way of being with both people and life events. He guides them to develop life-skills to change these patterns so that they could live fully, more fulfilled lives.

Eric completed his Doctoral degree in clinical psychology with research focused on psychological factors affecting Irritable Bowel Syndrome, and the mind-body connection. Eric has worked as a mental health clinician for 17 years in not-for-profit, correctional, hospital and private practice settings.

  • Eric offers in-office, teleconference and online counselling. He also offers services for persons funded under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
  • Eric is also a board-approved supervisor and provides supervision for trainee psychologists and psychologists.

Reports:  Eric does NOT do medico-legal, immigration, injury or compensation reports

Education and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Social Sciences (2nd Upper Class Hons)
  • Doctor of Psychology (Clinical Psychology)
  • Full registration with AHPRA, with Specialist Endorsement in Clinical Psychology

Eric’s thoughts about how he approaches therapy:

“I am a firm believer in providing the right kind of space and therapy relationship for clients so that their stuck patterns of feelings and thoughts have room to be explored, expanded and changed. I do this in a very conversational style. This is the heart of how I approach my client.

To enhance this exploration and change process for my clients, I focus on two areas:

  1. I often guide clients to pay attention inwards to their feelings in a specific way. Sometimes these feelings can be too intense to handle alone, and I ride through them with my clients. It also takes two brains to make sense of these feelings. When we make meaning out of these feelings, they start to transform in healthier ways.
  2. I also place special emphasis on how clients experience relationships and interpersonal interactions. This includes reflecting together with the client about the relationship happening between a client and myself. I find that doing so can be transformative. Clients often find they can open up previously stuck emotions, and mobilize them in new and healthier ways. Because of this, I often invite clients to bring examples of their interpersonal struggles to me, including:
    • Struggles in asserting oneself
    • Struggles with interpersonal conflicts
    • Experiences with abusive relationships
    • Struggles in communicating oneself
    • Feelings of being “lesser/ less mature/ smaller/ less confident/ less sure” than others in relationships

Meet Eric

  • Enjoys drawing and reading
  • Likes to learn and try new things off of YouTube
  • Loves good stories – in any form such as books, movies, and anime

Types of Clients

Eric also supports people without a diagnosis, including people who:

  • Suffer from chronic low-key anxiety
  • Struggle with low self-esteem
  • Feel that something is missing in their lives
  • Have struggles that stem from childhood experiences (known as attachment issues)
  • Question their sense of self
  • Struggle with anger issues
  • Feel uncomfortable in their own skins
  • Struggle relating with people (conflicts, social awkwardness, stuck communication patterns).

Therapeutic Techniques

Evidence-Based Therapeutic Approaches

  • Focusing-Oriented Therapy
  • Emotion-Focused Therapy
  • Psychodynamically-Informed Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Solution-oriented Therapy
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)


8:00am – 3:50pm

8:00am – 3:50pm

8:00am – 2:50pm

8:00am – 2:50pm


Adults (50 minutes)

Call 07 3211 1117 to book

Medicare Rebate

$137.05 with valid Mental Health Care Plan

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