Compassion, Integrity, Transparency, Curiousity, and Courage.
My mission is to empower all people to make sense and build their relationships to their Self and others.
My personal and political identities are:
I am a Chinese-Australian, Queer, neurodivergent, and mostly able-bodied cisgender woman. I regularly see my own therapist and believe every therapist should.
Professionally, I am a social worker, relationship counsellor, individual psychotherapist, a family therapist, and a clinical supervisor.
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.
Michelle Lin (she/her/they/them) is an anti-oppressive / social justice-oriented human being providing counselling, training and supervision on the unceded land of the Bidjigal and Gadigal people in the Eora nation, colonially known as Sydney NSW.
I recognise my privilege and reflect on being sighted and hearing, middle class, Australian citizenship, having tertiary education, stable private housing, food security, mostly able-bodied, and consistent access to the internet.
At Sydney Inclusive & Relationship Counselling we aim to provide a safe space for you to be empowered and explore your Self and relationships through relationship counselling and individual counselling.
I want to be explicit in saying I am inclusive and warmly welcome all diversities that you may be worried other therapists may not understand including:
- People with all cultural and ethnic backgrounds
- Domestic Violence Victim-Survivors
- Sex workers
- People who have caused harm
- People who don’t buy into mainstream ideas of success/productivity
I specialise in issues of self-growth and identity, relationship counselling therapy, working with the LGBTIQA+ community, cultural differences, 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 relationships to really unpack their experiences of relationships and sense of Self/meaning.
About our Therapy Frameworks / Models
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.
The main frameworks I use in my all practice are:
- Narrative Therapy
- Acceptance Commitment Therapy
- Response-Based Practice
- Solution-Focused Therapy
- Attachment Lens
- Person-Centered & Strengths-Based
- Systemic and Anti-Oppressive / Justice-Orientated
- Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
I also use elements of parts therapy such as Schema, Internal Family Systems, DBT, EMDR, and others but they are not my main frameworks.
In Relationship and Family Therapy:
- Narrative Therapy
- Emotionally-Focused Therapy
- Attachment based therapies
- Open Dialogue/Dialogical Practice
I can work with both adult child/ren with their older parents, and adult sibling, and adult extended family including interstate and international.