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.
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
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 Louise, and my husband of 24 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: infidelity, pornography, sex addiction, sexual abuse, general wellbeing, relationship difficulties, depression, stress, 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. For this reason, I am currently furthering my education by studying a Master of Science
in Medicine (Sexual and Reproductive Health in Psychosexual Therapy).
Please access my website for further information and to book an appointment. I provide both online (Zoom) and in person appointments. I am a registered provider with some health funds. If you have private health cover
you may be eligible for a rebate depending on your level of cover.
Mobile: 0417 813 663
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
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
I hold Post Grad qualifications in Family Mediation, with a Diploma of Counseling as well as Christian Pastoral qualifications, including:
Mobile: 0473 494 964
(Negotiable; depending on personal circumstances.)
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:
Maria can speak English, Cantonese, Mandarin Chinese, French, Spanish, and Japanese.
I am a qualified counsellor with a PhD in psychological linguistics, a BA in Education, and a Diploma in Counselling from AIPA. I am also a member of the Australian Counselling Association.
I have a lifelong passion for helping people succeed in various roles, such as a tutor, teacher, interpreter, and advocate. I enjoy seeing others grow and thrive in their life journeys. I have a broad and diverse cultural perspective,
having lived and worked in different countries, including Russia, Thailand, and Australia. I value equity, respect, integrity, and collaboration in my work and relationships.
I have a strong background in education and cross-cultural communication, having taught at the Department of Cross-cultural Communication at Kuban State University in Russia for about 10 years, and at an International Private School
in Bangkok for some time. I completed my PhD in psychological linguistics in Australia in 2008.
I have also worked with migrants, refugees, and immigrants, teaching English, interpreting, translating, and providing support and advocacy for culturally and linguistically diverse people. As a graduate of the Australian Institute
of Professional Counsellors, I am eager to use my skills and knowledge to help my clients make positive changes in their lives.
LifeWell is continually looking for resources and courses that allow people to "Live Life Well".