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Ms Michelle Lin

Ms Michelle Lin

Mobile 0434 986 212
Relationship Therapist, Clinical Social Worker

Mobile 0434 986 212

I'm a social worker whose interest is on attachment theory, trauma, relationships, narrative therapy and systems theory. I love working with individuals and couples to really unpack their experiences of relationships and sense of self. Our families of origin shape how we think and act. It that may be subconscious values that impact our sense of Self, self-worth, relationship (attachment style, love languages, communication), how we parent (insecure/secure/etc), if we see the world as safe/unsafe

PHONEPRACTICE LOCATIONS

  • Dymocks Building, Sydney, 2000 NSW 2232 PHONE
  • Erskinville, NSW 2043 PHONE 0434986212 0434986212

Services

  • Counselling, Psychotherapy, Family Therapy, Group Therapy, Coaching / Mentoring, Workshops / Courses, Workplace Training, Professional Training, Educational Resources, Home Visits, Phone Consultations, Video / Skype 
  • I am an individual and relationship therapist. My interest is on self-growth, relationships, attachment-based therapies, family and couple therapy, groupwork, narrative, systemic, and intergenerational trauma.

    I love working with you to really unpack your experiences of relationships and sense of self. There's so much we carry from our families of origin and what we believe about relationships that is subconscious that impacts our sense of Self, identity, self-worth, romantic relationships (attachment styles, communication styles), friendships, the way we parent (insecure/secure, punitive/passive, authoritarian/authoritative), the way we communicate, and the way we see the world (safe/unsafe).

    Areas of Special Interest

  • Adolescent Issues, Anger Related Issues, Childhood Issues, Communication Issues, Conflict Resolution, Cultural Issues, Divorce / Separation, Family / Parenting, Gay and Lesbian Issues, Gender and Sexuality, Guilt Feelings, Intimacy Issues, Life Transitions, Pre-marital Counselling, PTSD, Relationship Issues, Self Development, Trauma Recovery, Violence, Women's Issues  
  • MODALITIES / Approach

    Art Therapy, Conversational Model, Developmental, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Existential, Experiential, Gestalt, Narrative Therapy, Person Centred, Process Oriented, Psychodynamic, Solution Oriented, Somatic Psychotherapy, Systems Theory, Transpersonal, Trauma-Informed

    Behavioural Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Family Systems Theory, Post-Milan, Bowen, Feminist, Structural, Systems, Solution-Focused, Attachment, Open Dialogue/Dialogical Practice, etc

    I work with people on a human to human level and believe that therapy is about the relationship between us, not me telling you what to do or any specific model. We might try specific things from specific models but overall I work holistically and tailor my approach to you.

    ACCREDITATIONS

    • Bachelor of Social Work (Honours) - 2017 - University of New South Wales
    • Graduate Diploma of Relationship Counselling - 2018 - Relationships Australia

    Professional Associations

    • Australian Association of Social Workers

    Quality Provision

    I am an Individual, Couple and Relationship Therapist that currently works in private practice and at an NGO offering therapy, consultations and training for individuals, young people, couples, families and practitioners.

    Background

    I am currently work in private practice and at an NGO offering therapy, consultations and training for individuals, children and young people, couples, families and practitioners. I've worked at the NGOs e.g. Gender Centre (transgender and gender diverse service) and Interrelate Family Relationship Centre, among other organisations.
    I don't believe any of this means I am more of an expert than you about your lived experiences or relationships - I am here to talk with you, not talk at you in a monologue.
    I want to be explicit in saying I am inclusive and warmly welcome all LGBTIQA+. CALD, poly, any other diversities you might be wary that therapists may not understand.

    Appointments

    Wednesdays and Saturdays from 12PM - 9PM.

    Transport and Parking

    Sydney CBD office is near the train station and has paid parking nearby.
    Erskinville office is near both Newtown and St Peter's station and has street parking nearby.

    Fees

    $130 for 60 minutes
    $195 for 90 minutes

    Payment Options

    I accept cash or bank transfer. I also accept card with a surcharge applied (1.7% for tap or swipe, and 2.2% for typed in).



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    10 Questions with Michelle Lin

    • What led you to choose psychotherapy or counselling as a profession?

    • I had a hard childhood. It's a cliche I know. I shaped myself to fill that niche - to be what I would have wanted my therapists to be like.
      I specialise in attachment theory, trauma-informed practice, and diversity because that was the mix I needed.
    • Which philosophical approaches have influenced your professional/personal development?

    • Trauma-informed practice!
      Attachment theory - and it's corresponding models/frameworks (of which there are many!)
      The dialogical approach based off Open Dialogue is a recent training I did that I felt really revolutionised my approach to therapy and thinking - to be more process and body orientated.
    • Which particular aspects of health or the human journey are you interested in?

    • I am interested in the relational aspect of it. Happy relationships prolong your life - heaps of evidence-based studies to prove it. Some people can die of a broken heart! So many things about relationships impact not only a person's emotional wellbeing but a family's entire functioning.
    • What method/s do you use?

    • I use a lot! But the most important part is the relationship between us. It's about how we click and our chemistry.
      I can list a bunch of the models I am trained in if you're really interested:
      Emotionally Focussed Therapy, Person/Client-Centred, Behavioural Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Family Systems Theory, Gestalt Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Post-Milan, Bowen, Feminist, Structural, Systems, Solution-Focused, Attachment, and Narrative Therapy
    • When do you think the client will start to feel that progress is being made?

    • Honestly, I don't know. We recommend giving up 4-6 sessions before changing therapists but some people can feel progress is being made within the first session.
      Personally, I've always felt some progress in my 3rd session with therapists I've ended up seeing long term.
    • How has therapy made you a better person?

    • Therapy has made me so much more empathetic and open minded. I am now open, trained and interested in working with men who use power, control and violence whereas previously I would have dismissed them as a lost cause.
      Therapy has made me address my own relationship hang ups and challenged me to accept and use my own feelings.
      Therapy has made me identify what is really underneath my ambition and drive.
      Just.. too much to list.
    • What do you like most about being a therapist?

    • What I like most is being part of someone's journey to happiness or helping them touch an emotional part of themselves they haven't before.
    • Do you ever have 'bad hair' days?

    • YES ALL THE TIME.
    • What do you think is the most significant problem we face, in the world today?

    • Loneliness
    • Can you share the name of a book, film, song, event or work of art that inspires you?

    • Hmmm.... I can't think of one off the top of my head. I think anything by Brene Brown is always inspiring.
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    Ms Michelle Lin

    Michelle Lin

    Relationship Therapist, Clinical Social Worker

    I'm a social worker whose interest is on attachment theory, trauma, relationships, narrative therapy and systems theory. I love working with individuals and couples to really unpack their experiences of relationships and sense of self. Our families of origin shape how we think and act. It that may be subconscious values that impact our sense of Self, self-worth, relationship (attachment style, love languages, communication), how we parent (insecure/secure/etc), if we see the world as safe/unsafe...

    • Sydney, Erskinville
    • Art Therapy, Conversational Model, Developmental, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Existential, Experiential, Gestalt, Narrative Therapy, Person Centred, Process Oriented, Psychodynamic, Solution Oriented, Somatic Psychotherapy, Systems Theory, Transpersonal, Trauma-Informed