Ruicen was born and was brought up in China.
After attaining her first degree in Law, she worked in this field for a number of years.
When she was 28, Ruicen left her homeland and began to travel, backpacking, hitchhiking, and cycling. Over the course of three years, she saw many parts of the world and experienced a rainbow of different cultures, traditions, thoughts and philosophies.
In 2010, Ruicen arrived in London, England, where she embarked on a two-year training programme in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling at Regent’s University (Postgraduate Diploma granted by the University of Wales). In the meantime, motivated by her personal interests, she also studied at The Society of Analytical Psychology as well as at The Institute of Psychoanalysis. Following the completion of her training and studies, she worked as a psychotherapist at both NHS (National Health Service) and City University London.
Following her marriage in 2015 Ruicen moved to France, where she continued her practice as an independent psychotherapist. Her work is currently based in Toulouse although she also offers online sessions.
Since she has lived both in the East and the West, Ruicen is familiar with both of the cultures. Through the meeting of these two cultures within herself, she has learnt to value the differences and has developed a sensitivity to them.
Ruicen does Vipassana meditation. She has participated in Goenka’s 10-day silent Vipassana retreats twice.
As time passes, she increasingly appreciates the abundant experiences that life brings, including the difficulties and the pain.