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Ms Michelle Lin

Ms Michelle Lin

Relationship Therapist, Social Worker

I specialise in issues of self-growth and identity, relationship counselling, working with the LGBTIQA+ community and people of colour, family of origin exploration and issues, relational and complex trauma such as childhood abuse or neglect, and work issues. Also, enjoy supervising new social workers and other human services workers.

PHONEPRACTICE LOCATIONS

  • Suite 3/482 King Georges Road , Beverly Hills, NSW 2209 Please email PHONE Please email
  • Online, NSW PHONE

Services

  • Counselling, Psychotherapy, Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, Group Therapy, Coaching / Mentoring, Workshops / Courses, Workplace Training, Professional Training, Educational Resources, Clinical Supervision, Online Video Consultations 
  • I specialise in issues of self-growth and identity, relationship counselling, working with the LGBTIQA+ community and people of colour, family of origin exploration and issues, relational and complex trauma such as childhood abuse or neglect, and work issues. Also, enjoy supervising new social workers and other human services workers.
    My goal is for everyone to experience personal, relational and collective wellbeing. Decolonizing and anti-oppressive practice is my priority, and I respect lived experience as wisdom. Email is the best way to contact me.

    Areas of Special Interest

  • Anger Related Issues, Anxiety / Panic Attacks, Assertiveness, Burnout, Career Counselling, Childhood Issues, Communication Issues, Conflict Resolution, Cultural Issues, Decision Making, Divorce / Separation, Emotional Overwhelm, Existential Issues, Family / Parenting, Gay and Lesbian Issues, Gender and Sexuality, Grief / Bereavement, Life Transitions, Loneliness, Men's Issues, Migrant Issues, PTSD, Relationship Issues, Self Development, Sexual Abuse, Social Skills, Stress Management, Trauma Recovery, Violence, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues  
  • MODALITIES / Approach

    ACT, Attachment Theory, Developmental, Dialogical Practice, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Existential, Experiential, Gottman Method, Holistic, Imago Relationship, Integrative, Marriage and Family, Narrative Therapy, PACT, Person Centred, Process Oriented, Psychodynamic, Solution Oriented, Systems Theory, 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 using 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 therapy, consultations and training for individuals, young people, relationships, families, and solidarity and supervision for practitioners. I use 3 regular clinical supervisors I pay out of pocket for and attend group/peer supervision monthly additionally.

    Background

    I want to be explicit in saying I am inclusive and warmly welcome all LGBTIQA+, neurodivergent, CALD, poly, any other diversities you might be wary that therapists may not understand. I offer afterhour appointments from 11am-7:30pm so I am accessible for people who are unavailable to attend a 9-5 appointment. My qualifications include a Bachelor of Social Work (Honours) and Graduate Diploma of Relationship Counselling, but more importantly I am a person who cares about empowering you instead of forcing you into a mainstream definition of success.

    Appointments

    Tue, Wed. Sun 11am-7:30pm at Beverly Hills.
    Online appointments available.

    Transport and Parking

    Timed and untimed parking in surrounding streets.
    Train and bus 1 min walk away.

    Fees

    150/hour individual
    180/hour relationship counselling (First session for relationship counselling is 1.5/hr and $270)
    150/hour clinical supervision/mentoring
    Other services and fees on my website.

    Payment Options

    For private pay clients I use an online booking system that require prepayment when booking.
    Victims Services funded clients don't need to pay out of pocket.



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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.
      Anti-oppressive practice and liberation psychology and critical social work to see systemic oppression and address it.
    • 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, Liberation psychology
    • 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 empowered me in my own healing journey and enriched my family relationships.
      It clarifies and keeps me on track of my values and goals when sneaky captialism and colonialisation makes me feel bad about myself.
      I used go weekly or fortnightly for years, now I'm down to monthly/ad hoc.
    • What do you like most about being a therapist?

    • What I like most is being part of someone's journey to happiness or supporting people to get in contact with a part of themselves they haven't before.
    • Do you ever have 'bad hair' days?

    • I have exactly 1 hair style that works and anything else I've tried has been bad hair days.
    • 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?

    • My favourite movie is Lilo & Stitch due to the themes around choice, empowerment, resistance, families of choice, and friendship.
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    Ms Michelle Lin

    Michelle Lin

    Relationship Therapist, Social Worker

    I specialise in issues of self-growth and identity, relationship counselling, working with the LGBTIQA+ community and people of colour, family of origin exploration and issues, relational and complex trauma such as childhood abuse or neglect, and work issues. Also, enjoy supervising new social workers and other human services workers....

    • Beverly Hills
    • ACT, Attachment Theory, Developmental, Dialogical Practice, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Existential, Experiential, Gottman Method, Holistic, Imago Relationship, Integrative, Marriage and Family, Narrative Therapy, PACT, Person Centred, Process Oriented, Psychodynamic, Solution Oriented, Systems Theory, Trauma-Informed