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Ms Michelle Lin

Ms Michelle Lin

Mobile 0434 986 212
Relationship Therapist, Social Worker AMHSW

Mobile 0434 986 212

I specialise in issues of self-growth and identity, family and couples therapy, parent-child bonding, working with the LGBTIQA+ community, family of origin exploration and issues, relational and complex trauma such as childhood abuse or neglect, working with men who use violence, and attachment issues. I enjoy working with individuals and couples to really unpack their experiences of relationships and sense of self. I am interested in how our families of origin influence how we think and act in

PHONEPRACTICE LOCATIONS

  • Union St Yoga & Wellbeing, 175a Union Street, Erskineville, NSW 2043 Please email PHONE Please email

Services

  • Counselling, Psychotherapy, Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, Group Therapy, Coaching / Mentoring, Workshops / Courses, Workplace Training, Professional Training, Educational Resources, Home Visits, Phone Consultations, Online Video Consultations 
  • I specialise in issues of self-growth and identity, family and couples therapy, parent-child bonding, working with the LGBTIQA+ community, family of origin exploration and issues, relational and complex trauma such as childhood abuse or neglect, working with men who use violence, and attachment issues. I enjoy working with individuals and couples to really unpack their experiences of relationships and sense of self. I am interested in how our families of origin influence how we think and act in our current relationships. Please note that email is the best way to contact me.

    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

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

    I’m glad something about me resonated with you so you clicked on my profile. I think the therapist-client relationship and chemistry is more important than a list of credentials or a fancy spiel. 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.
    If you are interested in my training and my theoretical thinking for reassurance or even just curiousity - feel free to click onto my website and it will tell you more details.

    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 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.

    Background

    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. I offer afterhour appointments in the during weekdays, and all day Saturday in the Inner West and online so I am accessible for people who are unavailable to attend a 9-5 appointment.

    Appointments

    Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays from 11AM - 9PM.

    Transport and Parking

    Erskineville office is near both Newtown, Erskineville and St Peter's stations and has 2 hour free street parking nearby.
    Online via Skype.

    Fees

    $130 for 60 minutes
    $195 for 90 minutes
    Bulk pay and book in 5 sessions, recieve 1 session free.

    Corvid19 - I am providing online sessions at a reduced rate of $80/hour.

    Payment Options

    I accept cash or bank transfer. I also accept card with a surcharge applied (2.2%).



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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, Social Worker AMHSW

    I specialise in issues of self-growth and identity, family and couples therapy, parent-child bonding, working with the LGBTIQA+ community, family of origin exploration and issues, relational and complex trauma such as childhood abuse or neglect, working with men who use violence, and attachment issues. I enjoy working with individuals and couples to really unpack their experiences of relationships and sense of self. I am interested in how our families of origin influence how we think and act in ...

    • Erskineville
    • ACT, Art Therapy, Conversational Model, Developmental, Dialogical Practice, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Existential, Experiential, Gestalt, Marriage and Family, Narrative Therapy, Person Centred, Process Oriented, Psychodynamic, Solution Oriented, Somatic Psychotherapy, Systems Theory, Transpersonal, Trauma-Informed