Cheryl Chin,Mcouns,GradDip in FT (Italy), BSc(Psych) (UK), LPC (KB, PA),

Cheryl Chin,Mcouns,GradDip in FT (Italy), BSc(Psych) (UK), LPC (KB, PA),

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Professions: Mental Health Counselor, Counsellor, Marriage & Family Therapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.

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KUALA LUMPUR , KUALA LUMPUR 50480 - Malaysia

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My Approach to Helping

Everyone has their own emotional pain and all emotional pain is worth being heard and understood with no judgment but genuine acceptance and presence. Without a right emotional environment, people often stuck in their maladaptive emotions (sadness, hopelessness, helplessness, anger, shame etc) and relationships (conflicting, distant, hostile, cut-off etc).

Often times, I hear client saying "Cheryl, i tried many therapies, medication, and learn many coping skills but it doesn't help, I still feel the same". My response to them is that this is because your emotions might not have been deeply transformed. I strongly believe it is the therapist's profession to facilitate transformational changes in clients' emotions and relationships. This transformational change is NOT ABOUT managing the symptoms with taught skills, coping strategies or even medication. These transformational changes are strongly rooted and stemmed from the felt sense of our body, facilitated by the therapist with the aim to help people to not feel the same naturally (sadness, hopelessness, helplessness, anger, shame) when they are faced with the same triggers and problematic situation again. This healthy and adaptive feeling comes naturally without the constant need to down regulate their emotions with skills and coping strategies. Deep rooted transformational change is what I aim to bring to clients who step into my room.

Due to the high demand, I was given the opportunity to gain substantial and consistent amount of counselling experiences on a daily basis since year 2015. Having the experiences and training in dealing with clients who struggle with complex psychological issues from various age groups have taught me the importance of continuous learning from the professionals as well as clients. I believe that there is no one intervention that can fit all clients for everyone of you is unique in your own way. This belief has guided me to be humble and attentive to take care of all emotional pain that client has struggled with in their life.

Holding a firm value on do-no-harm and keeping myself equipped in advance counselling and psychotherapy field, I am honoured to have the opportunity to receive advance trainings as well as supervisions with international pioneers and expert in the psychotherapy field such as Dr. Leslie Greenberg from Canada and Prof. Maurizio Andolfi from Italy. I have gained extensive trainings and experiences in handling complex traumas, severe mood disturbances such as depression and anxiety, grief and loss, family and couples issues, behavioral issues, suicidal and homicidal tendencies and also sexual and gender-based violence. Incorporating these valuable experiences and skills adopted from different modalities of psychotherapy such as Emotion Focused Therapy, Family Therapy, Relational and Systemic Therapy etc, I am grateful to have transformed and touched many lives.

It is such a touching moment to bear witness how clients have transformed from not being able to function in their daily lives, from losing hope, feeling overwhelmed and devastated to feeling empowered as a person, establishing a healthier and adaptive emotion towards themselves, others and the world, finding meaning in life to continue striving again. It touches me when family reunites; when couple restores their broken vows or promises; when adults, children and teen feel loved, connected, accepted and belonged; when individual finds peace, acceptance and forgiveness towards the self, others and the world. This is why I am here to guide and facilitate a new discovery and transformation of yourself, your family and relationship.

More Info About My Practice

Being the head of the mental health unit, I was known as an accountable, empathetic and ethical professional counsellor. I graduated with a Masters in Counselling and Bachelor of Psychology (Hons). On the path of enhancing my therapy work with my clients, I completed a certificate in Family Therapy from Australia and a Graduate Diploma in Multigenerational Family Therapy with Accademia di Psicoterapia Familiare from Rome Italy, supervised by a renowned international master family therapist, Professor Maurizio Andolfi..

Furthermore, I also completed all my trainings in Emotion Focused Therapy and am currently pursuing my development as a certified psychotherapist in Emotion Focused Therapy, directly supervised by the creator of EFT, Professor Leslie Greenberg, Canada.

I am a registered and licensed counselor with the Malaysian Board of Counselors and a professional member of Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association, a member of International Society of Emotion Focused Therapy, a life member of Perkama International, an appointed board member and clinical member of Malaysian Marriage and Family Association.

I am also a certified couple assessment facilitator, a certified collaborative practitioner, taking the role as family consultant in managing divorce and separation cases with a team of lawyers and other professionals.

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English
  • Cantonese
  • Mandarin

Groups I Work With

    I see individuals, couples, families and group in my clinical work. Starting since 2015, I ventured my journey in counselling and psychotherapy field with adults who struggle with intense and complicated psychological condition resulting from post trauma such as violence (verbal, physical, emotional, financial), depression, grief and loss, suicidal or homicidal ideations. All these have interconnectedly affected their relationships with the self and others.

    I later on have further ventured into relational and systemic work to help children, teens and young adults who present with behavioral and emotional struggles through family therapy, forming a resilient and supportive system together with the family to foster healthy relational and emotional development of the family and individual. I have special interest and passion in helping human to build authentic and deep connection with each other. I work closely with couples to strengthen and store their relationships. Being trained in collaborative practice as a family consultant, I also work with couple and family who are going through separation and divorce, supporting the couple and family to separate in an adaptive and healthy way using a family centered approach.

    Other than handling my clinical practice, I also design and implement corporate mental health management for the world biggest manufacturer company, providing psychoeducation and trainings to employees at different levels to be more equipped in managing relationship and performances at the workplace. Being the lead of mental health clinical and crisis team, I am in charge of short-term and long term psychological intervention to address potential risks resulting from crisis happening at the workplace.

    I am also a certified hrdf trainer and a compassionate clinical supervisor. I design and conduct talks, workshops and trainings for corporate setting as well as non-profit organization. Its been rewarding to see more than 3000 staff have been benefited from my effort to raise awareness on mental and relational health since 2020. Relational intelligence is an area where I am passionate in, it is fascinating to bring systemic work in the therapy room with family to the training room at the corporate world.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Isolation
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Parenting
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • School issues
  • Self-Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Trust Issues
  • Worthlessness

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