Hi, I'm Fouz, a Registered Counsellor based in North Sydney. Start from Within provides counselling for grief, loss, and life transitions. Face-to-face counselling is available in North Sydney and online counselling Australia wide with a range of appointments to suit your needs including weekend and afterhours counselling. Reach out online via the book now section. I look forward to hearing from you.

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Focus Areas

Your mental health and wellbeing

Counselling is a safe place to explore your thoughts and create a better relationship with yourself. You deserve to be heard and understood.

Grief Counselling

Grief counselling will help you move through grief and loss without feeling like you are suffering. Grief is not just the loss of "big stuff". It is the loss of anything and anyone that meant something to you. From the passing of a loved one, to missing out on a job opportunity, and even the change of beliefs and values, these are all things that can trigger feelings of grief and loss. There is no small or big here. Grief can be lonely and debilitating, but it does not have to be. Counselling can help.

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Grief Peer Support Group Sessions

Grief needs community and that is what these grief peer support group sessions aim to provide. Whilst peer support is not therapy, there are many benefits that people can get from being amongst a group of people who are walking the same path. These sessions are a space for grievers to share their experiences, hold space for eachother, and learn coping skills that others find effective. It is a space where all emotions are welcome and held.

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Relief from Anxiety

Are you feeling like your thoughts won't stop and you are constantly worrying about things? Anxiety can be a very unnerving experience no matter what age or life stage you are at. It can impact our day to day life in big and small ways and cause ripple affects into the future. Counselling can help you find relief from anxiety and explore ways to manage your anxiety. You will walk away with strategies and tools that you can apply straight away!

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Learn to Lift Your Mood

The curious thing about depression is that when we are feeling depressed, we avoid the very things that might help us feel better. We lose interest and enjoyment in the things that we normally would gravitate to for fun. Counselling can help explore this sadness, low moods, and emptiness. It can help re-connect to your self esteem and find joy in life again. There is help available. You are not alone.

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Move through Life with Ease

Life is not constant. Change is an inevitable part of our lives, whether pleasant or not so pleasant. Sometimes change can bring about a complex range of feelings, emotions, and a sense of something just not feeling quite right. Counselling can be a great way to start exploring, discovering, paving a path forward, and uncovering personalised strategies to thrive amongst changes.

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Multicultural Counselling

Multicultural counselling is available for people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds (CALD communities). It takes into consideration cultural biases, beliefs, and experiences. Whether you are looking to talk about adjusting into a new country, or exploring your cultural belief with culturally sensitive counselling, counselling can help, and you are in the right place. Hindi and Urdu counselling also available.

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Build Healthy Boundaries

Learning to set boundaries is a critical skill. Often people who are not used to setting boundaries feel guilty when telling people how they wish to be treated. It is important to remember that boundaries create safety and are not intended to hurt others. Counselling can help you learn to build healthy boundaries and overcome that niggling guilty feeling.

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Overcome Perfectionism

Have you ever wanted to something so badly, but you feel like you are in a never ending cycle of wanting everything to be "perfect"? Perfectionism can be debilitating. Even though we know deep down that there is no such thing as perfect, we tend to believe that we can still somehow reach that pinnacle. During our sessions, we come up with strategies that combat perfectionism and encourage you to keep moving forward.

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Embrace Flexibility

Someone wise once said, "change is the only constant", and yet, a lot of us struggle with changes. It is human nature to enjoy habits, patterns, and planning. However, when unexpected events happen or we feel like we have lost control, many of us feel thrown and distraught. Learning to take change in stride is a skill that we can teach ourselves. Let's explore this and help you be more flexible with changes that come your way.

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