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Dr Sam (Wee Hong) Tan

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Dr Sam (Wee Hong) Tan

Psychotherapist, Clinical Psychologist

Centre for Human Potential

Sam is a Clinical Psychologist with special interests in working to support: Clients for wish to explore and address deeper and root causes of their emotional struggles, Clients who have experienced trauma, Clients wishing to successfully achieve health behaviour changes, Adults from the LGBTQ community. With his down-to-earth, very open and warm approach, Sam works collaboratively with his clients to raise awareness of patterns within themselves and patterns of relating with others.


  • Centre for Human Potential, Level 8, 288 Edward Street, Brisbane, QLD 4000 07 3211 1117 PHONE 07 3211 1117


  • Counselling, Psychotherapy, Workshops / Courses, Workplace Training, Professional Training, Clinical Supervision 
  • Sam provides both short-term and longer-term therapies to meet his clients' needs. He also provides clinical supervision and has a particular interest in training and supervising early-career psychologists. He is also experienced in facilitating professional-training workshops for health professionals and workshops for members of the public.

    Areas of Special Interest

  • Anger Related Issues, Anxiety / Panic Attacks, Burnout, Cultural Issues, Depression, Existential Issues, Gay and Lesbian Issues, Gender and Sexuality, Grief / Bereavement, Guilt Feelings, Insomnia, Life Transitions, Psychosomatic, PTSD, Social Skills, Trauma Recovery  
  • MODALITIES / Approach

    CBT, EMDR, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Existential, Experiential, Gestalt, Mindfulness, Person Centred, Process Oriented, Psychodynamic

    Sam understands how emotions work. He knows that all emotions, even the difficult ones, are a rich source of information about what is important in our lives. He loves helping his clients change their painful emotions and to ultimately uncover what those emotions are telling them that they are needing but missing. Sam do this by closely guiding their clients through a process of emotional awareness, emotional withstanding and emotional understanding.

    Sam also appreciates that emotions and relationships go hand-in-hand - they affect each other very closely. This means that strong positive relationships help us weather tough emotions and transform them, and transformed emotions will enrich our relationships.


    • Doctor of Psychology (Clin & Health Psychology) - 2012 - University of Queensland
    • Bachelor of Social Science (1st Cl Hons) - 2006 - National University of Singapore
    • EMDR Level 1 & 2 - 2009

    Quality Provision

    Sam's practice is client-oriented. He is careful to understand his clients expectations of therapy and him as their psychologists. He consistently and constantly asks for feedback to ascertain if therapy is meeting his clients' needs, if therapy is aligned with clients' needed speed for change and most importantly, if the therapeutic relationship between his clients remains facilitative for emotional transformation.


    Sam is a clinical psychologist who has 13 years of experience as a mental-health professional. He received his Doctorate in Clinical and Health Psychology from the University of Queensland. He has experience working as psychologist in government, forensic, not-for-profit, hospital / public-health settings. Sam is a also a Board-approved clinical supervisor and provides supervision for post-graduate clinical psychology students and early-career psychologists.


    For appointments please, call the Centre for
    Human Potential @ (07) 3211 1117 or visit
    the practice website at www.cfhp.com.au.

    Transport and Parking

    We are located conveniently in the heart of the Brisbane CBD, 2 minutes walk from Central Station.


    Sam is a Medicare-Approved Provider and
    his clients are eligible for medicare rebates
    at $124.50 / hour for 10 sessions a year.
    His practice accepts various health funds.
    Sam also sees private-paying clients.


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    Dr Sam (Wee Hong) Tan

    Sam (Wee Hong) Tan

    Psychotherapist, Clinical Psychologist

    Experientlal / Emotion-Focused / Psychodynamically-Informed Psychotherapist -
    Australian-Trained Bilingual Clinical Psychologist -
    AHPRA-approved (Board-Approved) clinical supervisor...

    • Brisbane
    • CBT, EMDR, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Existential, Experiential, Gestalt, Mindfulness, Person Centred, Process Oriented, Psychodynamic