Helping you to Live Life Well

About Us

LifeWell South is a faith-based service centre of Enfield & Trinity Baptist Churches 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 grow and change in an atmosphere of care and acceptance. Our aim is to give quality service to all our people regardless of their beliefs and values. We endeavour to bring wholeness to people’s lives and to help them to live well.

To book an appointment call us on (08) 8277 2241, 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


Individuals, Couples and Families. 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.

Massage Therapy

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

Professional Supervision

Individuals and Groups.

Clinical Nutrition Assessment and Support

LifeWell Nutrition offers a holistic approach for living life well.

Groups - Careforce Lifekeys Programs

These are being developed here at LifeWell South, some of the courses we anticipate we will be delivering are listed below. Please email if you're interested and we will aim to run the course.

 Check out dates of courses

Our Care Practitioners

Rob Salmon


BACC, Masters of Counselling, CCAA (Clinical & Supervisor, PACFA & ARCAP Clin. Reg.)

Rob is well respected for his relational style and multi-faceted abilities in the workplace. Rob has run his own counselling practice since 2003 working for several years at Life Design Counselling at Goodwood, before moving to set up the LifeWell South Wellness Centre at St Marys and now at Colonel Light Gardens.

Coming from a dysfunctional family of origin, Rob has used his own journey to help develop a greater understanding of the issues facing people today. He has extensive experience working a range of people in both individual and group settings providing insight and tools for change. Rob is a facilitator of the Prepare/Enrichment Marriage course.

As a senior care practitioner he is a qualified supervisor who works with students, qualified counsellors and pastors within their church environment in either individual or group sessions. 

Mobile: 0409 897 977


  • $120 per hour
  • $140 after hours (after 5pm)
  • $170 couples session (1½ hours)
  • Low income/student rates available

Click here to download intake form.

Sally Bennie


Master of Counselling Practice; Graduate Diploma in Ministry; Bachelor of Theology. Clinical Registration with both CCAA & PACFA. Secure online sessions are available.

Sally is a warm and empathic person who brings a wealth of life and work experience to her counselling practice enhanced by her previous careers in nursing, ministry and community services. She has worked across several Australian states in urban and remote settings, and has enjoyed travelling in a number of countries which have only enhanced her understanding and appreciation for the uniqueness of each individual. Sally values walking alongside people as a catalyst for change to see them fulfil their goals and develop skills towards living a full and meaningful life. She provides a safe place for clients to explore life's challenges which may include grief, loss, trauma, anxiety, depression or relationship issues. Sally also has a passion and interest in spirituality and values a holistic approach to life and practice. All enquiries are most welcome.

Mobile: 0416 157 005


  • $90 per hour
  • Low income/student rate available
  • Health Fund Rebates may be available

Nadya Prohoroff


Adv Dip Counselling & Family Therapy, MACA

Nadya supports and encourages individuals and families in finding a way forward during challenging times, providing understanding, insight and possibilities for positive change. Her calm and gentle manner goes a long way towards helping others to steadily work towards greater peace and fulfilment in life.

Nadya has run her own professional counselling practice since 2008. She has resided in several Australian states in both city and regional areas. This has provided her with the opportunity and experience of working with a wide variety of families, situations and individuals, including many with chronic conditions.

Having a good deal of life experience has provided Nadya with a true appreciation and understanding of where people are at and where they hope to go.

Mobile: 0427 072 504


  • $80 per hour
  • Low income/student rate available

Daniel Sin


Psychotherapist, BA Psch, Grad Dip Coun & Psychotherapy, Adv DDP

Daniel’s client list is currently FULL and he is unable to take on any new clients.

Daniel’s approach to life as well as therapy has evolved from his experiences having grown up in three countries. Although no struggle is the same between one individual and another, he believes we share a common pain that is both deep and universal, despite the circumstances. His purpose is to support anyone who seeks strength and courage, not only to survive hurt and fear but also to thrive and find joy so that everyone can learn to grow in power, love and a sound mind.

Daniel works with a therapy dog called Chip whose hair does not shed. Please let Daniel know in advance if anyone attending counselling is afraid of or allergic to dogs.

For existing clients only call Sarah on  0423 131 372 for any appointment details.

Ashley Akari


Bachelor of Behavioural Science/Psychology & Masters of Counselling Practice
CCAA registered (no. 501306)

Ashley is a warm, empathetic counsellor and psychotherapist with a passion for assisting others in their healing journey.

Providing a space of authentic listening without judgement, Ashley focuses on engaging the client's strengths and unique perspective. Empowering self-awareness and applying therapeutic methods and tools, Ashley supports her clients to move through pain and internal and external obstacles into a life enriched with meaning and hope.

With 5 years of formal training and 6 years in the non-for-profit sector, Ashley has experience connecting with individuals of diverse walks of life and backgrounds. She is committed to honouring the client's unique values and needs and so draws upon a variety of techniques as required and encourages a flexible and holistic approach.

Ashley works with clients through attachment issues, trauma, anxiety, depression and more.

She recognises that beginning counselling is not always easy; please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions.


Mobile: 0466 990 170

Available Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday


  • $95 with a surcharge of $18 for bookings after 5:00pm (1 hour session - initial session is 75 minutes at no extra cost)
  • Online sessions available
  • Capped concession rate sessions available 

Karen Michelbach 


Grad Dip Counselling & Integrated Psychotherapy (Spiritual)
CCAA & PACFA Provisional

Specialising in 12-25 year olds who are struggling with anxiety, depression, grief and trauma.

Karen is a warm and compassionate counsellor who loves working with young people. She understands the roller-coaster struggles of this stage of life and has a vast toolbox of resources to help navigate the challenges.

With genuine care, her therapeutic style has helped young people struggling with anxiety, depression, stress, anger, self-doubt, bullying, grief & loss, life transitions, self-harm, and suicidal thoughts; as well as those exploring life balance and career-path decisions.

She has worked and volunteered in schools and community settings for 20 years. Complimenting her counselling practice, she is a high school chaplain. Karen is also an accredited Disaster & Recovery Chaplain, providing trauma support most recently during the 2019-2020 bushfires.

Mobile: 0401 751 520


Medibank and AHM provider


  • Counselling – Initial (75 min) $125
  • Counselling – Standard (1 hr) $100

Nathan Adams


Graduate Diploma of Counselling & Integrated Psychotherapy; Advanced Diploma of Counselling & Family Therapy; Diploma of Counselling; Diploma of Ministry

Nathan is a qualified professional counsellor who is passionate about seeing people overcome obstacles in their lives while growing in resilience and into their potential. Nathan has a warm, people centered, trauma informed approached, with strong active listening and empathy skills. He is eager to see people being understood and connected to the right support and resources. Four years of studying counselling and psychotherapy has provided him with a good framework for understanding mental health and a range of therapeutic approaches.

Mobile: 0429 585 774


  • 1 hour appointment $85 (concession rates apply)
  • Note: Initial session is a 1.5 hour appointment and costs $120.

Helen Birch


Bachelor of Applied Social Science – Counselling Major, Diploma of Christian Ministry, Member of Australian Counselling Assoc.

Essentially a people person, Helen has spent most of her life working or volunteering within the community services sector, from Aged Care, Student Counselling to Chaplaincy. Having walked alongside many people in their time of need, Helen appreciates that every person has a story that is unique and valuable, and worth listening to. Giving people time to talk, is at the heart of Helen’s person centred counselling approach, as often found within each story, are keys for positive change. Everyone has inner strengths, but sometimes those strengths are not realised. One of Helen’s passions is to help people unlock those inner strengths, empowering them to discover solutions that previously were unseen.

Helen prefers an integrative approach, that is compassion based, utilising a variety of modalities such as Narrative, Solution Focussed and Cognitive Behaviour Therapies, as well as Positive Psychology tools to help her clients in moving forward. Helen aims to assist individuals who are struggling with issues such as:

  • Stress and Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Life Transitions
  • Grief & Loss
  • Loneliness
  • Self-worth
  • Coping/Resilience
  • Self-care and Mindfulness


(Private Health Insurance rebates may be available)

  • Initial (75 mins) – $110
  • Subsequent (1 hour) – $95

Phone: (08) 7184 0737


Tanya Kavina


Tanya has completed her Masters in Counselling and Psychotherapy with the Australian College of Applied Professions. She has also completed a Bachelor of Psychological Science at the University of South Australia. She is kind, genuine, caring and has a passion for helping others, whether that be helping people achieve their goals or just being a listening ear.

Tanya uses a range of modalities including person-centred therapy to be able to understand individuals issues in a non-judgemental manner. She is passionate about helping others through their own personal struggles and walks through life.

She believes that we are alive to change at any moment of our lives, so why not start today?

She is accredited with the CCAA and PACFA.

Mobile: 0414 258 389

Website and email coming soon.


  • $90 per hour session
  • Concession available

Sue Zidek

Remedial Massage Therapist

Diploma of Remedial Massage, BASc Physiotherapy

Sue is compassionate about helping others live life with optimal wellbeing, vitality and function.  To do this she uses a holistic and scientific based approach to support her clients through their personal healing process.

With over 20 years of experience as a registered Physiotherapist, Sue further expanded her skills and training in Remedial Massage Therapy.As a result, she has learned and applies a diverse array of massage styles and therapeutic techniques for her clients. Additionally, Sue’s experience and skills allow her also to tailor to the specific needs of all ages whether it be for general wellness, musculoskeletal, sports-related, neurological or general medical conditions.

Mobile: 0411 858 148



  • 30 mins relaxation – $50
  • 30 mins remedial – $55
  • 60 mins relaxation – $70
  • 60 mins remedial – $80
  • Private health rebates and low income/student rates  available.

More to come

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

Contact Us

Coordinator: Rob Salmon
Address: 8 Bedford Square, Colonel Light Gardens, South Australia 5041


LifeWell Partners

Enfield Baptist Church - Broadview & Colonel Light Gardens, SA

Gateway Baptist Church - Albert Park, SA

Mount Barker Baptist Church - Mount Barker, SA

Playford Baptist Church - Elizabeth Grove, SA

Trinity Baptist Church - Colonel Light Gardens, SA