LifeWell West is a faith-based service centre of Gateway 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) delivered on an individual or small group basis.
Through an integrated service approach, LifeWell enables people to move on in recovery to Live Life Well.
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.
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.
My name is Jill and I have completed a Diploma of Remedial 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 a
part of the growing number of professional LifeWell care practitioners, complimenting the services that they already provide.
Massage is the systematic manipulation of soft body tissue. It has been used for thousands of years for relaxation and to restore and promote the good health of body, mind and spirit. Massage releases chronic tension and pain in muscles,
improves circulation, increases flexibility in the joints, and reduces mental and physical fatigue.
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
Remedial Massage Therapy Fees:
(Can be claimed under health care rebates)
Barry has worked in the Community Service Sector for over 25 years. During this time, he gained extensive experience in working with people who are homeless and have complex needs.
He has learned to be flexible with his approach and favours a ‘Wholistic Client Directed’ way of helping people improve the quality of their lives.
Barry helps people who have complex needs, relationship
problems, trauma, anxiety, depression. He specialises in all forms of counselling for addictions, men’s issues, and group work.
He is also an accredited ACA clinical supervisor, and provides supervision to counsellors for their ongoing development.
Mobile: 0488 777 459
Online and telephone counselling available
Karen is an ACA accredited Counsellor with 20 years of experience and is motivated by a genuine desire to support individuals, couples, families and children to build resilience and to reach their full potential in their relationships and in their lives.
Karen responds to the needs of the whole person – mentally, emotionally and spiritually and uses a wide range of modalities to achieve positive outcomes and believes that all individuals are unique and should be treated with compassion, dignity and respect.
With many years of experience, Karen has worked with a wide range of issues some of which include:
Grief and loss – Lifestyle change – Relationship Counselling – Family Counselling – Communication and Conflict Resolution – Suicide – Relaxation
Using a reflective and strengths based approach Karen has a warm and engaging manner and works to create a sense of trust, resilience and hope.
Karen is also an ACA Accredited Clinical Supervisor
Mobile: 0404 367 927
My name is Hanli, I am a Christian Counsellor working from Gateway Baptist Church in Albert Park. I have a Masters Degree in Counselling, Graduate Diploma of Counselling and Integrated Psychotherapy, Advanced Diploma of
Counselling and Family Therapy, and a Diploma Of Counselling.
Christian and non-Christian people are very welcome. You will be unconditionally accepted by a counsellor who understands that past and present hurts affects us in many different ways. I have a
deep faith in God and demonstrate my Christian values when deciding on the means, goals and motivations of counselling. I will eagerly seek the presence and work of God, and actively use spiritual interventions
and resources within ethical guidelines.
My experience includes working alongside Individuals, Married Couples and other Relationships, Families, and Young People.
I have a special interest in helping individuals suffering because of trauma. My interest in neuroscience and their findings in this regard has helped me in understanding the difficulties that these individuals face
socially and emotionally.
Experience includes but is not limited to the following areas: trauma, family dysfunction, grief, rejection/bullying, relationship difficulties, anger management, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, suicidal thoughts, communication and
Mobile: 0405 284 500
Heather Robertson is a mature and compassionate Christian and Director of Peniel Evergreen Counselling.
Heather obtained her Graduate Diploma of Counselling and Psychotherapy (Spiritual) with the Australian Institute of Family Counselling (AIFC). She is a Level 2, registered counsellor with the Australian Counselling Association
(ACA), as well as a couple and relationship facilitator for Prepare & Enrich. She is very committed to ongoing professional development both in the mental health field and the disability sector to enhance her abilities
in her field of work. Heather is happily married and has an incredibly supportive and loving husband. They have a wonderful, equally loving adult daughter and son-in-law.
As a Christian counsellor, Heather brings a wealth of life experiences together with a passion to help others live abundant lives, to the counselling room. Her counselling is person-centred, and she offers counselling in
a safe, confidential environment where the client’s wishes are respected. She offers an empathetic heart, an active listening ear and guarantees unconditional acceptance and respect for the client. Her desire throughout
the interaction with the client is to walk alongside the client as they address and work through issues. Experience includes, but is not limited to, depression, anxiety & stress management, grief & loss, abuse,
addiction, trauma, and relationships. Group counselling available as well.
As a Prepare & Enrich Facilitator she comes alongside couples to help them address and work through relationship issues and grow their relationships.
Counselling offered is Christian based within ethical guidelines.
Mobile: 0452 212 496
Psalm 36:9 (NIV)
For with You is the fountain of life; in Your light we see light.
LifeWell is continually looking for resources and courses that allow people to "Live Life Well".