"May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears"

Nelson Mandela

Norwest Counselling- An Essential Service

You are not alone. Have you lost your job? Are you struggling with isolation? Are you stressed out having to stay inside with a family member who is difficult to live with? Is your relationship crumbling? Have you lost a loved one? 

Sometimes in life the unexpected happens, and it upends our sense of stability. 2020 was definitely one of those times as we collectively met the challenges of the global pandemic.

More than ever we needed support. Here at Norwest Counselling, we provided support for many people who were struggling to adjust to last year’s challenges. It was incredible to see how people found both the inner and outer resources to cope once they had the right professional help.

This is true of most challenges. People can get through extraordinary difficulties with the right support. 


I went to Deb as a last resort, desperate for a solution to an ongoing personal issue. I found her to be both compassionate and professional. Within a few sessions we had resolved what I thought would be a problem forever
Jarrod, 28

Sales Representative

About Deborah

Deborah Sanasi obtained her Psychology Degree from Monash University, her Masters Degree in Counselling from Excelsia Institute, and her Graduate Diploma in Emotion Focused Therapy from the Institute of Emotionally Focused Therapy (now called the Annandale Institute).

She sees individuals and couples of all ages and professions who are experiencing personal or relational difficulties.

Deborah is Clinically Registered Counsellor & Psychotherapist BA(Psychology) MA(Counselling) Grad Dip (Emotionally Focused Therapy) (candidate) PACFA (Reg. Clinical No.22044).

Deborah is also an accredited Clinical Supervisor.

At Norwest Counselling we believe that every life holds inherent worth & value.

People are incredibly resilient given the right help and support. We see it time and time again. It’s not just about ‘coping’ with what life has handed you, although coping is important. It is also about moving through the ‘stuck’ points to a new level of emotional well-being.

When this happens, people get to draw a different picture on their own slate.

Individual Sessions $150/hr        Couples Sessions $160/hr





Anger Management

Abusive Relationships


Couples Counselling

Grief & Loss

Healthy Relationships


I am much more aware of my needs and how to ask for emotional support when I need it. My relationship with my husband is stronger and more supportive for me and for him.
Heather, 42

Welfare Worker