Sylvia Chen

Sylvia Chen2024-02-23T06:02:55+00:00

Sylvia is warm and caring practitioner whose first aim is to help you feel at ease. She is a qualified Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP), and a Breathwork facilitator, with a Master of Counselling degree.  She has a wealth of life experience that has given her a heartfelt, first-hand understanding of the need to find balance and compassionate support in times of need.

As a parent and carer herself, Sylvia developed a keen interest in supporting couples coping with varied life stressors, as well as families whose children have special needs (ADHD and Autism) and health challenges (some of which stem from childhood trauma and attachment injuries).

Sylvia has a strong interest with working with individuals who have debilitating chronic health challenges, and she uses trauma-informed Somatic Counselling techniques to work with them.

Sylvia has lived experience of the cultural adjustments and personal identity issues faced by immigrant and expatriate communities.

Sylvia’s previous career as a Chartered Accountant gave her a deep understanding of the pressures people can face in corporate leadership. Some years ago, Sylvia underwent a sea-change in what she valued most in life, and so she left her own corporate leadership role to switch careers and re-train as a Counsellor.  She now finds much greater fulfilment in counselling people who desire to grow and change.

Languages spoken:

English, Mandarin, Cantonese.

Areas of interest:

  • Couples Counselling
  • Individuals with Relationship difficulties
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Breathwork and Relaxation Strategies
  • Mindfulness meditation
  • Parenting and motherhood
  • Disability/special needs support for parents
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Self-care (using breath, sounds, & touch)
  • Corporate career/redundancy coaching
  • Work-life balance
  • SIRA approved for WorkCover issues
  • Mandarin and Cantonese counselling


  • Master of Counselling, Monash University
  • Registered Clinical Counsellor, PACFA
  • Registered Counsellor, ACA
  • Breathwork Facilitator
  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • SIRA approved for WorkCover clients


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