CCS Senior Practitioner
UK Registered Psychotherapist (#383755) with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
Education: MA in Person-Centred Experiential Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice
Types of Therapy: Person-Centred, Humanistic, Play Therapy
Languages: English, Mandarin
Works with: Adult, Teenager, Child
Locations: Downtown, Online
Linlin Allen is a registered therapist with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). She has a Master’s Degree with a distinction in Person-centred Experiential Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice from the University of Nottingham.
Her therapy emphasises on the healing power of the therapeutic relationship, thus she offers a warm and completely accepting environment that is safe for exploring difficult experiences. With her presence, people may find themselves stripping away their masks and feeling more in touch with their authentic selves. She also utilises her felt sense to reflect and provide helpful insights for her clients. She tries to see the world through your eyes first, then lends her brain to you for thinking, feeling and debating important topics in your mind.
She has had experience working with adults and children in the UK and in Shanghai, regarding a broad range of topics including personal growth, existential questions, depression, self-harm, suicidal thoughts, low self-esteem, childhood trauma, generational trauma, relationships (family/friend/partner), sex, puberty, cultural diversity, lgbtq+, work stress. Though she was born and raised in China, she has been living her adult life within the international community. She identifies herself as someone with a more “western” mindset, but can also understand the Asian culture. She is fluent in both English and Chinese.
Linlin believes that every person is unique, and she does not expect her clients to be any different from who they are. Her favourite quote is “People are just as wonderful as sunsets if you let them be. When I look at a sunset, I don’t find myself saying, ‘Soften the orange a bit on the right hand corner.’ I don’t try to control a sunset. I watch with awe as it unfolds.” – (Carl R. Rogers, A Way of Being)