Norwest Counselling

Norwest Counselling is located within the premises of Holistic Health Norwest. The Principal Therapist is Deborah Sanasi.

Deborah works predominantly from an Emotionally Focused perspective – one of the current leading evidence-based therapies in North America and Canada.

EFT* is a client-centred, process experiential approach that has its roots in Constructivism and Attachment Theory.

Deborah is a clinically registered member of the Psychotherapists And Counsellors Federation of Australia (PACFA), and as such meets the national annual requirements for professional supervision and professional development.

*(nb: Emotionally Focused Therapy is NOT Emotional Freedom Technique. They share the same acronym but are completely different modalities).

Counselling and Psychotherapy

At Norwest Counselling we offer both Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Counselling is a relatively short-term process (6-12 weeks) and is when a person engages with the Counsellor for the purpose of dealing with a present life situation. The following are examples of situations that may require counselling: a bereavement, a relationship breakdown, work stress, anxiety attacks, accident or illness, or a depressive episode.

Psychotherapy is a more long-term process whereby the client chooses to deal with issues that have occurred in childhood that have come to significantly impact on their relationships & emotional wellbeing in adulthood.

About Deborah Sanasi

Deborah Sanasi Professional Counsellor & Psychotherapist BA(Psychology) MA(Counselling) Grad Dip (Emotionally Focused Therapy) (candidate) PACFA (Reg. Clinical No.22044), and also an accredited Clinical Supervisor.

Deborah obtained her Psychology Degree from Monash University, Melbourne and her postgraduate counselling qualifications from Excelsia Institute, North Ryde and the Institute of Emotionally Focused Therapy, Annandale.

She began her work in the mental health sector by facilitating support groups for adult survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse, Anger Management, Marriage, and Domestic Abuse. She then worked in-agency as a Counsellor/Therapist & Group Worker. In this position Deborah worked predominantly with survivors of Domestic Violence and adolescents.

Since 2011 Deborah has been operating Norwest Counselling. In this role she sees individuals of all ages and professions who are experiencing personal or relational difficulties.


DAY & EVENING APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE. APPOINTMENTS: $160.00 individual; $170.00 couples Norwest Counselling has been operating in Norwest Business Park, Bella Vista since February, 2011. The practice provides individual counselling to men and women who work in the business park or who live in the local area. We operate from within a clinic that houses a range of Allied Health Professionals

Where to find us

We are situated in Lexington Drive, Bella Vista (we will give you the exact address when making the initial appointment).

Please feel free to contact Deborah Sanasi on 0416 166 501 to arrange an initial consultation.





Anger Management

Abusive Relationships


Couples Counselling

Grief & Loss

Healthy Relationships