Helping you to Live Life Well

About Us

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 book an appointment call us on 0488 777 459 or contact the care practitioner directly. 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

Barry White

Counsellor, Clinical Supervision, and Program Development

Bachelor Business, BA Christian Counselling, Graduate Certificate Public Health and Drugs, Master Primary Health Car, Diploma Financial Counselling, Clinical Supervisor Member ACA

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 Feedback Informed” approach to helping people improve the quality of their lives.

Barry can assist with relationship problems, trauma, anxiety, depression and other mental health conditions. He specialises in all forms of counselling for addictions, men’s issues, and group work.

He is an accredited level 3 Christian Counsellor with Australian Counselling Association and Clinical Supervisor.

Mobile: 0488 777 459


  • $60
  • Fee subsidies available.

Karen Grieger

Counsellor and ACA Accredited Supervisor

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


  • Counselling: $80/hour
  • ACA Clinical Supervision: $90/hour

Hanli Bothma


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.

  • Member at ACA (Australian Counselling Association)
  • Registered as a supervisor at ACA
  • Registered as a provider at Medibank, Bupa, and Police Health Fund

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 social challenges.

Mobile: 0405 284 500 


  • $95 per session
  • Concessions for Centrelink card holders $75

Natalie Paxton


Natalie is a woman who has integrity and chooses to honour and be honest in her approach with all. Her counselling experience is filled with life experiences and volunteering in several organisations.  She has gained wisdom from extensive experiential learning, teaching, counselling, and mentoring for many years.

Natalie is a thoughtful and generous lady, creating a safe and private space allowing clients to speak freely.  She tailors her counselling approach for each client, identifying the healing and change desired, by helping them in awakening and discovering ways to overcome life's difficulties by developing life skills.  Using practical guidance, combined with the client's motivation, Natalie believes that life's challenges and concerns can lead to growth, self-acceptance and empowerment.

Natalie is a member of ACA.

Mobile: 0414 933 530 


  • $70

Louise Nenasheff


My name is Louise, and my husband of 23 years and I have six children. Some of our children are being schooled at home whilst others are in the school system (public and private). In light of this, I am aware of the challenges and joys that parenting and family life bring.

In life, we face challenging and difficult events and sometimes it helps to talk these over with someone outside of the situation. As a counsellor, I can ‘walk alongside you’ during these times and help you uncover and move forward in areas you may feel ‘stuck’ in.

I provide a confidential, friendly, caring and non-judgemental space for you to talk openly and honestly about life’s current challenges. Looking at your emotional, physical, social and spiritual needs with a client centred approach, I aim to see you come to a place of growth, healing and freedom.

I can help in areas of: pornography, sexual abuse, general wellbeing, relationship difficulties, depression, stress, addiction, anxiety, goal setting, grief and loss, suicidal thoughts and lifestyle changes.

I have a special interest in helping people navigate and overcome the challenges they face due to living in a highly sexualised society.

I have a Bachelor of Counselling, Advanced Diploma in Counselling, and Diploma in Counselling. I am continuing further studies to ensure I continue to provide a current and informed approach in my counselling.

Member of ACA.

Mobile: 0417 813 663


  • $80/hour

Bryan Sellars

Counsellor and Mentor

Bryan’s counselling style is one that seeks to genuinely help people who would like someone to listen to them without judging them. His approach to counselling is one that demonstrates acceptance, compassion, and respect to those who seek his counsel. He believes that the counselling room should be a safe space in which people are enabled to be empowered to explore issues that they are seeking help with, and to arrive at their own conclusions in their own time.

Bryan seeks to help people develop viable solutions to their problems and by adopting a holistic approach, he aims to help them achieve a more optimistic and healthier outlook on life. Bryan has had significant experience in coming alongside people who struggle with issues as low self-esteem, mental health, disability, depression, loneliness, imprisonment, anger, relationship breakdown, grief, and loss of hope.

Bryan has a 23yo son with Down Syndrome and he well understands the difficulties and challenges that come with raising special needs children.

Mobile: 0438 844 273


  • $65 per hour, $80 for a couple

George Stack


Hello, my name is George and I'm a registered Counsellor for Individual, Couple, Family and Group sessions. I am an ordained deacon minister.

Counselling, I employ patient, active listening that elicits insights to support and help clients in a relatively effective way to understanding their core issue, or fear, ideation or problem area. Timely support can move time together to the application of an applicable and guided neuroscientific approach, where together, we journey towards the revelation of what’s troubling for clarity and hopefully, healing. Additionally, neuroplasticity supports to move our time together and apart with new ideation and belief for you to defuse, and healing your daily life and walk through self-love and ongoing, positive ideation, self-acceptance, understanding and self-appreciation.

I hold Post Grad qualifications in Family Mediation, with a Diploma of Counseling as well as Christian Pastoral qualifications, including:

  1. Registered Member of the ACA (The Australian Counselling Association).
  2. Registered member of the ACA Professional College of Christian Counsellors.
  3. ACA Registered as a provider: Medibank, Bupa, and Police Health Fund, ahm, etc.

Mobile: 0473 494 964

(Negotiable; depending on personal circumstances.)

  • $87.00 per individual session.
  • $127.00 per couple session.
  • Concessions for Centrelink card holders.

Maria Tam


Maria has completed her Master’s in Counselling at Edith Cowan University and is an ACA accredited counsellor. She loves learning different languages and cultures, and meeting people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities, including Aboriginal communities. She also obtained a Master’s degree in Education at the University of Western Australia and likes to work with young people.

Maria is empathic and passionate about her work. She listens actively to understand people’s needs and assists them in a non-judgemental way. She uses a person-centred approach and believes that each person has the ability to make positive changes in life. She is flexible with the modalities that she uses as she believes that each person is unique in terms of needs and personality.

Maria can work with different issues which include but are not limited to:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • PTSD
  • Domestic Violence
  • Grief and loss
  • Study or work-related stress
  • Relationship issues

Maria can speak English, Cantonese, Mandarin Chinese, French, Spanish, and Japanese.

Mobile: 0423 787 906.


  • $80/hour
  • Fee subsidies available

More to come

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

Contact Us

Coordinator: Barry White
Address: 6 Jervois Avenue, Albert Park, South Australia 5014


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