Mr Eugene Tay
Principal Psychologist and Programme Director
- Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Commerce, University of Melbourne (BSc/ BCom)
- Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy, National University of Singapore (GDip Psychotherapy)
- Master of Counselling (Distinction), Monash University (MCoun)
- Master of Arts (Applied Psychology), Nanyang Technological University (MAAP)
- Mood and anxiety disorders, e.g. depression and panic disorder
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
- Adjustment issues
- Eating disorders
- Bipolar disorder
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Workplace issues
- Sayang Award, Institute of Mental Health, 2012
- Excellent Service Award (EXSA: Gold Award), 2006
As a Psychologist, I believe that clients at various cross-sections of their life struggles have much to teach us. I take a non-judgmental approach, with acceptance and compassion, to help individuals develop the motivation and skills to maneuver through life’s difficulties.
Eugene completed his undergraduate degrees at The University of Melbourne, Australia. He attained his postgraduate training with Monash University, Australia and Nanyang Technological University. With a strong drive to constantly develop professionally, Eugene furthered his training through continual development in attending courses to enhance his knowledge base and clinical skills.
- Certified Psychometric Assessor, Qualifications in Test Use (RQTU), The British Psychological Society
- Trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
- Special training in at-risk mental states of adolescents and young adults with psychosis and first episode psychosis
Eugene has extensive experience working with adolescents, adults and couples across clinical, corporate as well as military settings, in the Singapore Armed Forces Counselling Centre.
Aside from a special interest in first episode psychosis, he enjoys working with individuals faced with affective disorders, anxiety, stress, trauma and relationship issues. He worked as a consultant psychologist to organisations over matters ranging from workplace issues to talent management. Eugene is trained to handle a suite of psychometric assessments for personnel selection and career development.
Eugene views psychological therapy as an opportunity for clients to share, reflect and process collaboratively with a professional through their psychological or emotional issues faced. Eugene adopts a person-centric and empathic approach in helping clients identify means to work toward their therapeutic goals. His interpersonal style is a balance between warmth and supportive with that of being authentic and direct. He utilises a variety of evidence-based techniques which include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Mindfulness. Other approaches include Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR).
In addition to treating clients, he also provides supervision to counselling and psychology students. Prior to joining private practice, Eugene worked for over 10 years in the public sector where he treated individuals who were grappling with a broad spectrum of conditions ranging from adjustment difficulties to first-episode psychosis.
- Clinical Supervisor, Nanyang Polytechnic, Singapore, Advanced Diploma in counselling since 2012
- Conducted Psychometric Assessments at the Institute of Mental Health, Singapore, for NEURAPRO-E, an international study by ORYGEN Research Centre (Australia)
- Accepted poster submissions at 14th International Congress of Schizophrenia Research and 13th Congress of ASEAN Federation of Psychiatry & Mental Health
- Register of Qualifications in Test Use (RQTU), The British Psychological Society
- Full Member of the Singapore Psychological Society (SPS)