Xin is an accredited Mental Health Social Worker with the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW). They completed their Bachelor of Social Work in 2013, and have spent the last decade working in mental health and counselling. They have a particular interest in the benefits of mindfulness, and are highly regarded for their gentle and grounding presence. They identify as a humanistic social worker, and are passionate about the therapeutic potential of unconditional positive regard. To this end, they have trained in Compassion-Focussed Therapy, and have a special interest in the role that Compassionate (Non-Violent) Communication can have in strengthening relationships. They have a passion for working with LGBTIQ+ peoples, and have also worked with the Hearing Voices Approach for several years, co-facilitating peer groups for people who hear voices.
Xin has supported many people experiencing severe and persistent emotional distress, including people who have experienced a variety of adverse life events such as trauma and neglect. They believe that clients already possess a large amount of expertise in their own lives, and seeks to help others utilise their existing capacities whilst offering them the full extent of their professional knowledge and resources.
Outside of work, Xin enjoys taiji, video games, and the Zen art of Japanese tea ceremony.