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 Central provides a range of courses that have been desigined 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.

Paul Ellis


Hello, I'm Paul. I'm married to my wife of ten years, am a father of two, a qualified counsellor and member of the Australian Counselling Association.

My counselling service, Renewal Counselling, has been active locally for nearly 3 years, during which time I have supported diverse clients, individually or in couples counselling.

I have a keen passion to assist people from all walks of life, particularly men struggling with anger, depression, anxiety, stress or grief & loss. I engage regularly with couples to help grow and restore their relationships, and guide men and women through their life challenges.

Where specifically requested, my counselling can be tailored to incorporate a client's personal spiritual convictions, drawing on a biblically-based approach.

Providing counselling for depression, anger, stress, anxiety, relationship challenges, grief & loss, general self-awareness / identity and self esteem, and some forms of addiction.

Mobile: 0490 769 240


  • $50 per 1-hour session
  • $80 per 90-minute couples counselling session

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".

    Jill Zupanic

    Relaxation Massage Therapist

    My name is Jill and I have recently completed a Certificate IV in Relaxation Massage through the Evolve College in Norwood, South Australia. I am a registered therapist with The Australian Traditional-Medicine Society (ATMS) and I am pleased to be joining the growing number of professional LifeWell care practitioners, to compliment the services that they already provide.

    Relaxation massage calms and soothes the body by using rhythmic, long, flowing strokes and a gentle touch to help calm your body and mind, allowing you to stop and unwind, performed at the client's chosen pressure.

    Relaxation massage quietens the nervous system and encourages the release of feel-good endorphins; it improves blood circulation, lowers blood pressure, relaxes muscle tension, reduces pain, helps you get a better night’s sleep, all while promoting general overall well-being.

    Touch therapy is an important part of healing the whole person and it is a privilege to provide this service at LifeWell.

    I am a passionate mum, wife and LifeWell ambassador.  I have been married for over 20 years to my best friend and have three grown children whom I adore.

    Mobile: 0439 867 209


    • $40 for 30 min treatment
    • $60 for 60 min treatment
    • $90 for 90 min treatment

    Contact Us

    Coordinator: Grant Buik
    Address: Shop 3/141 Murray Street, Gawler, South Australia 5118


    LifeWell Partners

    Enfield Baptist Church - Broadview & Clovelly Park, SA

    Gawler Baptist Church - Gawler, SA

    Mount Barker Baptist Church - Mount Barker, SA