Cheryl Chin,Mcouns, BSc(Psych) (UK), LPC (KB, PA), CP

Cheryl Chin,Mcouns, BSc(Psych) (UK), LPC (KB, PA), CP

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Professions: Psychologist, Mental Health Counselor, Counsellor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.


Level 3A, Global Doctors Hospital, 18, Jalan Kiara 3A, Mont Kiara 3, Mont Kiara,

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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 serve you.

More Info About My Practice

Being the head of the mental health unit in Malaysian Social Research Institute (MSRI), I am 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 is currently pursuing 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 am currently pursuing my development as a certified psychotherapist in Emotion Focused Therapy, trained by 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 life member of Perkama International, an appointed board and clinical member of Malaysian Marital and Family Association.

Below are some of the projects and employment that I was or have been involved in.

Roles and responsibilities:
1. Mental Health Counsellor at Global Doctors Hospital (Mont Kiara)
2. Mental Health Counsellor at Top Glove Global Doctors Medical and Dental Clinic
3. Volunteer Mental Health Practitioner with Covid-19 Safe Space Project
- Help to manage people who are directly affected by confirmed case of Covid-19
4. Volunteer Associate Counselor with Afghan Community Centre
- To conduct mental health assessment, counseling services and also necessary referrals
5. External Mental Health Counsellor for Volunteers at the International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC), Malaysia
6. External Professional Therapist for Dignity for Children
- Provide family therapy for children at risks
7. Trainer for the Schools and Communities: Building Bridges, Strengthening Communities and Promoting Health and Well Being Project
8. Counsellor, Group Moderator and Facilitator for Refugee School
- Provide psychosocial support for teachers, students and families
9. Research Assistant for Monash University
- Develop and deliver social emotional learning program for refugee school project

Services I Provide

  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English
  • Cantonese
  • Mandarin

Groups I Work With

    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 others such as spouse, children as well as colleagues and friends. I later on have further ventured into helping 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 help the development of the children, teens and young adults. As part of the family work, I believe that couple and marriage relationship plays a role that cannot be neglected to form resilience and healthy development in the young people. I work closely with couples to strengthen and store their relationships. 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.

    Other than handling my clinical practice at the private hospital, I also provide corporate mental health management for the world biggest manufacturer company. Staff and worker can have access to individual, couple, family as well as group therapy provided by me. On top of the therapy work, I provide psychoeducation and trainings to employees as part of their staff mental health management program. Being the lead of mental health clinical and crisis team, I am in charge of providing mental health services to ensure the staff and worker's mental health are well taken care while dealing with crisis at the workplace.

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

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Systems Theory /Therapy

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