Helping you to Live Life Well

About Us

LifeWell North is a faith-based service centre of Gawler Baptist Church which aims to help people live life well through access to high quality care and recovery services for the whole Person (Emotional, Physical, Spiritual realms) delivered on an individual or small group model.

Through an integrated service approach, LifeWell enables people to draw deeply from a refreshing Well of Living Water, and to move on in recovery to Live Life Well.

This action of seeking to bring wholeness to people – emotional, physical, spiritual – represents a high, holy, and biblical goal.

To book an appointment call us on (08) 8523 2233, for all other enquiries use the contact form  below.

To make a tax-deductible donation to the LifeWell Public Gift Fund, go here.

Please note: The use of the term "practitioner" does not imply registered health practitioners.

Our Services


LifeWell Counselling is an ethical and professional service which is part of the LifeWell approach to holistic care and is available for individuals, couples, families and children.


LifeWell Massage is an ethical and professional service which is part of the LifeWell approach to holistic care.


LifeWell provides a range of courses that have been designed to meet the needs of people searching for wholeness.

 Check out dates of courses

Our Care Practitioners

Janet Burford


Janet Burford is a professional and experienced counsellor who holds qualifications in counselling: Bachelor of Social Science (Counselling), Graduate Diploma in Counselling and completing Master of Counselling Practice qualifications. She has been trained in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Marriage and Relationships with a focus on couples as well as Addictions. Janet is PACFA registered ( and is committed to professional and personal development. She is also a member of the Association for Contextual Behaviourial Science.

Janet offers holistic, individualised counselling services, integrating her counselling approach to the need of the client. Janet also incorporates spirituality in counselling where it is important to the client.

Janet’s strength lies in her ability to connect with others in a caring, empathic and supportive way that conveys a non-judgmental respect for each individual. Janet’s overall goal is to support people in their unique context, gently encouraging individuals to explore within themselves life-empowering resources and strengths.

Mobile: 0406 505 272


  • Individual $90 per session
  • Couples $110 per session
  • After hours surcharge applies
  • Concession or capped co-payment arrangements may apply in certain circumstances.
  • For child or family counselling please seek specialists in these areas.

Rory Ellendon


Former educator and school principal, Rory Ellendon has a lifetime of working with and mentoring people and a passion for helping them reach their full potential.

Now, as a fully qualified Life Coach and Counsellor he has carried this passion forward to create a service designed to help people heal the wounds of the past and to help them to more fully realize their potential, pleasure and sense of purpose in life.

Rory’s qualifications include a Bachelor of Education, a Graduate Diploma in School Counselling, a Graduate Diploma in Theology, a Masters in Counselling and a Diploma in Life Coaching. He is also a PACFA registered practitioner.

Knowing ‘one size does not fit all’, he uses a variety of strength based positive therapeutic approaches, integrated to meet your individual needs. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, emotional issues ,relationships, or other life challenges , there is a way forward for everyone.

Mobile: 0424 909 788


  • Individual $80 per session
  • Couples $100 per session
  • Concessional rates may apply

Jacqui Thomas


I am married, a mother of three, and completed a Bachelor of Ministry (majoring in Pastoral Care) at BCSA and have worked in a local school for over 12 years. With a interest in helping to strengthen relationships, and guiding people through difficulties, I completed a Diploma in Counselling, Advanced Diploma in Counselling and Family Therapy, and am currently doing a Graduate Diploma in Integrated Psychotherapy.

Offering counselling for relationships, grief, anxiety, and self-awareness.


  • $50-$70 per hour session

More to come

LifeWell is continually looking for resources and courses that allow people to "Live Life Well".

    Contact Us

    Coordinator: Margaret Hine
    Address: Shop 3/141 Murray Street, Gawler, South Australia 5118


    LifeWell Partners

    Enfield Baptist Church - Broadview & Clovelly Park, SA

    Gawler Baptist Church - Gawler, SA

    Gateway Baptist Church - Albert Park, SA

    Mount Barker Baptist Church - Mount Barker, SA

    Trinity Baptist Church - Colonel Light Gardens, SA