Lina Chen Couples Therapist

Lina Chen

South West Professional Online Counsellor


About Lina Chen

Hello, my name is Lina and I am an psychotherapist and couple counsellor specialising in psychosexual and relationship therapy. I’m qualified to Diploma level in Relationship and Psychosexual Therapy and a registered member of COSRT (College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists), along with the NCPS (National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society).

Through having a Chinese heritage, I appreciate and understand how cultural differences can have an impact on relationships. Factors such a different family backgrounds, communities, different values, belief systems and life experiences, can influence couples who would like harmony in their relationship, and might feel they have a bridge to cross. However, through having relationship therapy and they reach the other side, they may see things differently. 

We all the need and desire to feel listened to, heard and supported and would like the space to express our true feelings. Therefore, I provide a warm, safe, non-judgmental space for my clients to be able to do just that. My motto is “To feel and to express – to be aware and look for solutions”. Hence, I will guide the couples to really listen to each other’s perspective so they are able to identify the factors that might be negatively impacting their relationship, sex life and life in general.

I believe every one of us has a special internal power, which helps us retain our sense of self to heal and grow. If you temporarily lose this power, I will help you to regain it. 

My therapy sessions are tailored for each couple’s or individual’s needs. For example, I may draw upon CBT therapy, attachment theory, psychodynamic therapy, imago therapy, existential therapy, etc.

I am fluent in English and Mandarin Chinese.


  • PGDip in Psychosexual and Relationship Therapy (Level 7)
  • Qualification in Counselling and Psychotherapy (Level 4)

Registration Bodies

  • Registered member of COSRT (#4041)
  • Accredited membership with NCPS (#NCS23-01149)


My interest in people’s thoughts, lives, relationships and factors that may have influenced certain life decisions has been lifelong. Sometimes we are stuck in the swirl of negativity and need some help to get out of it. Helping people make positive changes for their lives is my passion. Hence, after 20 years of working in finance, I retrained to become a Psychotherapist.

How I can help you

  • The feedback I receive from couples, is that I’m warm, approachable and understanding. My experience in some of the more sensitive areas of relationships enables people to open up to me more comfortably. At the start of our first session, I will ask you both what you are hoping to achieve through having therapy. Whether you would like help to make your relationship work better, or help in separating more amicably. Perhaps you are just looking for clarity in where you would like the relationship to go.
  • Maladaptive communication is common in relationships. Therefore, I will help you both learn to communicate more effectively. Not only will you be able to express your feelings without judgment to the other but you will also learn to listen more compassionately with a better understanding of each other.
  • More often than not, we are from different family, social and sometimes cultural backgrounds. So, in order to have a healthy, happy relationship, it is important to understand and accept these differences. Therefore, I will support you both to do this if required.
  • If you are experiencing sexual difficulties within your relationship. I will work with you to find if there are any psychological blockers and I may provide supportive individual or couple exercises to help you increase the physical and emotional connection between you two, hence increase the sexual desire and pleasure.
  • I will provide both Psychoeducation and sex education to highlight how our mind and body are linked particularly when it comes emotional, relational, and sexual activities.


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Year Department Hospital
2002-2005 Cardio-respiratory Institute Of Coast Private Hospital
2002-2005 Cystic Fibrosis Canada Of Coast Private Hospital
2010-2017 Livers & Oncology USA Institute for Rehabilitation
2018-2022 Osteogenesis imperfecta Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation

Types of therapy offered

Couple Therapy/Marriage Counselling

Imago Couple Therapy

Emotionally Focused Therapy

LGBTQ+ Relationship Therapy

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Bereavement Counselling

Trauma Therapy

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