TONY TAN,  陈文强

CEO, Clinical Psychologist & Certified NLP Trainer

MPsychClinical (Curtin, Australia), Master EMDR, ABNLP Certified Trainer & Master Coach, Clinical Hypnotherapy, and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional & Certified Mindfulness Trainer

Tony has over a decade of direct clinical experiences in mental and behavioural health care with specialised focus on trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder including a strong clinical awareness of working with people who struggles with dual diagnoses, addiction, trauma, personality disorder and major mental health illness. He is also an ABNLP certified NLP Trainer.

Tony is originally from Singapore and holds a Master of Psychology degree from Curtin University, Australia, which is ranked in the top one per cent of universities. He also holds credentials in several other areas of expertise such as:

  • Certified Substance Abuse Therapist
  • Certified Gambling Addiction Therapist
  • Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) Certified Master level Trauma Specialist, specialising in Structural Dissociation
  • American Board of Neuro Linguistic Programming (ABNLP) Certified NLP Trainer
  • ABNLP Certified Master Coach
  • ABNLP Certified Timeline Practitioner
  • Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist
  • Certified Sound Healing Therapist and Teacher
  • Certified Smoking Cessation Therapist
  • Certified Clinical Trauma Professional
  • Certified Mindfulness Teacher

His area of expertise includes all forms of addiction (both substance and behavioural) therapy; trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) therapy, dysfunctional family system therapy; addressing co-dependency and relational issues, life coaching; past life regression therapy; inner-child work, training; public speaking, and hypnotherapy.

He has a proven track record in working with both youth and adults, treatment-resistant clients, PTSD clients, and challenging family dynamics.

Tony also specialises in working with clients with personality disorders and dissociative identity disorder (DID) which are often victims of trauma.

In addition, Tony is also trained in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Grief and Bereavement Therapy, Gut-Brain Connection, Inner-Child Healing Therapy, Positive Psychology Therapy, Rebirthing Breathwork Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Ayurveda Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, and also has a diploma in Epigenetics. Tony is also trained and certified as a Sound Healing Therapist and Teacher by the Haritha Yogsala in Rishikesh India where he trained for 2 months. Apart from his work in an in-patient facility, he also conducts NLP certification trainings.

Beginning his career in his native country Singapore, Tony worked in the demanding environment of prisons and therapeutic communities for ex-offenders with addictions and dual diagnosis symptoms. He moved on to work with non-profit and government agencies where he helped develop and run addiction treatment programmes. He is featured in two documentaries commissioned by Singapore detailing his own personal recovery journey and his involvement in helping the therapeutic community. Tony also has been actively involving in the setting up, development, and clinical management of two rehabilitation centres in Thailand: The Cabin (2011–2017) and The Dawn Medical Rehab (2017–2020).

Tony knows from both personal and professional experience how important it is for individuals who suffer from addiction, mental health issues, and PTSD to be able to access quality and effective treatment programmes tailored to their individual needs which provides responsive and customised treatment plans.  He is passionate about helping clients achieve recovery, develop personally, and reach their fullest potential. His passion is evidenced in the testimonies given by his clients who have found recovery through Tony.

Specialised in the treatment of PTSD, Addiction & Mental Health, Psychological Assessment, Hypnotherapy, Smoking Cessation, Sound Healing Therapy, Mindfulness, Ayurvedic Medicine and NLP Training & Coaching

Anya Tan


MSc (CEM), Dip. Counselling, IIN Health Coach, ABNLP Certified Coach, Interactive Hypnotherapy, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, Certified TRE Provider and E-RYPT 200

Anya believes in living her life to the fullest while fulfilling her maximum potential. Her mission and passion are to help you design a purpose-driven life through personal empowerment. 

As a certified Integrative Health Coach with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition USA (IIN) and certified Clinical Trauma Therapist, she is able to incorporate her vast knowledge and skills in her therapy with clients. She is trained in Psychotherapy, Trauma Reduction Therapy, and holds a Diploma in Counselling. She is also accredited as an American Board of Neuro Linguistic Programming (ABNLP certified Master Coach); Timeline Therapist; Master NLP Practitioner; Certified Interactive Hypnotherapist; Certified Clinical Trauma Professional; Certified TRE Practitioner, and certified yoga teacher (200 hours). Anya also holds a Master of Computer Science degree and major in Computer Engineering Management (MSc (CEM)).

As a co-founder of 180 Sanctuary where she is one of the principal therapists and provides psychotherapy, coaching, and training services, Anya draws on a wealth of experience as a trainer, consultant, and group facilitator in the corporate world as well as mentoring and coaching individuals. 

Anya’s life mission is to help people awaken to all the possibilities in their personal and professional lives. Through her years of experience as a high achiever in the corporate world, Anya is able to understand the context while offering a fresh perspective and also inspire clients to see that just about anything is possible.

Anya’s philosophy of engagement is to be aware and maintain focus with detailed planning and execution. Her down-to-earth anecdotes, lived experience, and practical strategies leave clients feeling uplifted and inspired, which is essential to their success. Her real-world experience greatly influenced her transformation into a dynamic human behavioural specialist with deep understanding of how individual behaviours can be modified and how to work with clients who are resistant to change.

Specialised in Psychotherapy, NLP Coaching, Hypnotherapy, Trauma Therapy, TRE, Bodywork, Pranayama, Yoga Nidra and Integrative Nutrition Health Coach

Chris Sekar

Senior Psychotherapist

Chris Sekar

Chris practise as and Addiction Therapist at Gleneagles Medical Centre. He has more than 30 years of counselling experience ranging from substance and behaviour addictions to family issues, he is also an Independent Service Provider in the addiction therapy field.

His qualifications include a Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling Psychology, a Master of Arts Degree in Counselling from De La Salle University, a Bachelor of Theology degree from Malaysia Bible Seminary, and is also Certified Addiction Therapist (CSAT) from the Asia Pacific Certification Board. Chris currently has a Master (Level 4) in Addiction Therapy and was also the former President of the Asia Pacific Certification Board (M).

With a very positive disposition, Chris seeks to integrate the various theories of change with experiential truths. He applies his knowledge of the various models of recovery to meet the patients’ particular needs. Hence, Chris is eclectic in his approach to treatment management. His own recovery from drug addiction of ten years enables him to understand the peculiarities of the addiction world. He has been drug free for 40 years.

Chris also lectures on Addiction Counselling/Intervention on a regular basis for the Master in Clinical Psychology Programme in HELP University and for the Advanced Diploma in Counselling Psychology Programme at the College of Allied Educators. Chris was invited to be part of the External Review Board for Monash University’s Master of Professional Counselling. He also has lectured for Alpha and Omega International College and National Association of Christian Counsellors on Addiction Intervention.

He is married to Rachel Ng and has two adult sons.

Dr. Ivan ZY Lim

Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Ivan ZY Lim

Dr Ivan Zy Lim is a Clinical Psychologist with over 15 years of extensive practise experience in treating mental health issues (e.g. depression, anxiety, PTSD, and addiction), those with personality difficulties (e.g. borderline personality, antisocial personality) and those with problems pertaining to violent behaviour (e.g. domestic violence, general aggressive behaviours, sex offenders, and substance-use). He is passionate about helping adults and adolescents with psychological, emotional difficulties and mental health issues. In addition to his therapeutic work, Dr Lim is proficient in intelligence testing, assessments of memory and cognitive abilities as well as personality assessments. He also provides clinical supervision to psychologists & counsellors and conducts training & workshops in psychological health and mental wellness.

Dr Lim earned his Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology with The Professional School of Psychology, USA, a Master’s Degree in Social Science from SwinBurne University and four postgraduate qualifications in Counselling, Social Science, Counselling Supervision, and Adult Continuing Education. Trained as a CBT therapist he has extensive experience in professional counselling and group dynamics. His qualifications also equip him with advanced knowledge and skills in curriculum and courseware development as well as the ability to facilitate training and assessment, giving him the expertise to work in the WSQ (Workforce Skills Qualifications) system and beyond in a wide range of institutional settings.

Dr Lim gained clinical experience in assessment and treatment through many different permutations of patient care (in-patient addiction and mental health rehab centre, out-patient mental health clinic, day-treatment centre for the mentally ill, and specialised clinics for children, adolescents and families.)

Prior to this profession, Dr Lim had over 20 years of experience in the corporate world and had superb track records in pioneering and managing regional operations in the Asia Pacific. He has extensive experience in multi-cultural consulting, training, and team facilitation; and has delivered workshops in 13 countries around Asia Pacific. Dr Lim was a highly sought-after professional known for his accomplishments in multi-national corporations such as Datacraft Asia, Jobpilot AG, Shiva Corporation USA, ODS Networks USA and Baltimore Technologies UK. His indepth knowledge of the Asia Pacific markets was instrumental in his success.

Dr Lim is a strong believer in living a balanced and healthy life. His other passions include Chinese martial art, Qigong, philosophy/spirituality, and Lion & Dragon dance. His interest in Hung Gar Kung Fu comes from his involvement in the training of this Chinese martial art for over 50 years. His Hung Gar path was and still is a significant part of his physical, philosophical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual being. Taken to its deepest and most authentic meaning, Kung Fu is a way of life, not just a hobby. His passion for it comes from the unique philosophy within this system that he believe is transferable into a counselling and life philosophy context. Therefore, Dr Lim integrates Chinese martial art philosophy (Confucianism, Taoism, and Buddhism) also Western talk therapy; a fusion of Eastern ideas with Western processes. It provides an approach to learning and living well; the practical, the psychological, and the spiritual. The intent is to offer a postmodern therapy that will meet the needs of an increasingly multicultural population.

Christopher Smith Burananont

ICF Certified Coach / NLP Master Practitioner / Wellness Coach Consultant for 180 Sanctuary Fitness and Muay Thai Director

Founder Bangarang Gym

United States Marine Corps Classified, NASM

Chris attended Portland Community College in the USA where he completed a diploma in Fitness and Nutrition. Chris has had an interest in Thai Boxing and Fitness for 20+ years and founded Gym Bangarang in 2014. Chris is a United States Marine and was part of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Given his background as a veteran, he has worked with many individuals who have struggled with PTSD and able to provide valuable support and coaching to assist many in their journey of recovery. Chris has also acquired extensive training and educations after he retired from his active duty in the military, his achievements are:

  • Certified Addiction Therapy Coach
  • Certified Depression Awareness Coach
  • Certified Anxiety Management Coach
  • Certified Trauma Coach
  • Certified Life Coach Practitioner
  • ICF Certified NLP Practitioner
  • Yale Science of Well-Being Certificate
  • ABNLP Certified Master Practitioner

As a Master Coach at 180 Sanctuary @ Puripai Villa, Chris is committed to empowering clients to reach their goals and to help them overcome any situations they may be facing in their day to day lives. Having overcome his own personal struggles in life he understands the importance of transformations and the need for breakthroughs so that an individual can live their best life. Chris is dedicated and passionate about collaborating with clients in a solution focused, results-oriented and systematic process that drives performance, facilitates self-directed learning, and develops personal/professional growth so that clients can be the best version of themselves.

Chris felt that we could make the most impact and provide positive change with the well-being and healthy lifestyle choices of our current and future clients and also be well represented in the wellness sector with the partnership with 180 Sanctuary.

Together we make a conscious effort to help improve ourselves, our surrounding communities, clients, and also strive to make a positive impact in the wellness sector.

"The greatest challenge you will ever face is yourself"

  • Dr. Ann Clark
    CEO & Founder
  • Dr. James Coleman
    Addiction Doctor
  • Dr. Paul Lee
    Grief Doctor
  • Dr. Ann Clark
  • Dr. James Coleman
  • Dr. Ann Clark
    CEO & Founder
  • Dr. James Coleman
    Addiction Doctor
  • Dr. Paul Lee
    Grief Doctor
  • Dr. Ann Clark
  • Dr. James Coleman

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