Farzana has an open, warm, non-judgmental and client focused approach to counselling and intervention. Farzana is passionate about helping and listening to you, dedicated to building a collaborative therapeutic relationship and ensures that you feel heard, validated and respected. She believes that people have their own unique strengths and abilities to grow.
To ensure that you are very much in control of your own therapeutic journey, she will work with you to identify the areas you wish to focus on, collaborate with you to prepare a treatment plan that will suit you best, and work alongside you to achieve your goals.
Farzana completed her education at Western Sydney University, graduating with a Bachelor of Psychology. She has extensive experience with a range of therapeutic interventions including cognitive behavioural, mindfulness, motivational, and narrative therapy to assist clients in making positive changes in their lives.
Before entering private practice, Farzana helped children, adolescents, and their families with a range of issues such as ADHD, anxiety, depression, disruptive behaviours, school refusal, anger management and social skills in the educational and developmental settings. When working with children and adolescents, Farzana utilises elements of cognitive behavioural, play and narrative therapies.
Farzana has also gained many years of experience working with adult clients. Personal, rewarding achievements include working with the disability and rehabilitation sectors, and also in the community setting with clients who live with a range of issues including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression and anxiety.
Farzana has also worked with elderly clients in a range of issues including depression, anxiety, dementia, loss and grief. Also familiar with Muslim religion and can speak English and Bengali while she understand Hindi and Urdu.