Helping you to Live Life Well

About Us

LifeWell Hills works under the community arm of Mt Barker Baptist Church. The centre offers professional services by a variety of practitioners, as well as courses that assist people to live life well.

Through an integrated service approach, LifeWell Hills enables people to grow and change in an atmosphere of care and acceptance. We offer personal counselling, massage therapy, nutrition & family therapy, as well as mediation/conflict resolution.Our aim is to give quality service as we endeavour to help people bring wholeness to their lives (emotional, physical and spiritual) and to help them Live Life Well.

You can find more information regarding us on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/LifeWellHills

To book an appointment call us on (08) 8398 2777 , for all other enquiries use the contact form  below.

To make a tax-deductible donation to the LifeWell Public Gift, go here.

To download the Partner Agency Referrals form, 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. 

Clinical Nutrition Assessment and Support

LifeWell Nutrition offers a holistic approach for living life well.


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

Ian Richards

Counsellor & Mediator

BA Couns, MA Mediation, FDRP, MRI, MPACFA

Ian is a Counsellor and Mediator who delivers a tailored and compassionate approach to every one of his unique clients. He loves being in the presence of creation and has recently taken up sky diving as a hobby.

Ian is an academic teacher, professional counsellor, clinical supervisor, and national accredited mediator who has been working in the field of counselling, teaching, and team developing since the late 90’s. His expertise has helped many people and groups develop new ideas, skills, and achieve common goals.

Ian is a full member of the Resolution Institute, an NMAS Nationally Accredited Mediator, registered as a FDRP with the Federal Attorney General’s Department, a Referred Mediator for the Supreme Court, and a Clinical Member of PACFA.

Some of Ian’s areas of expertise are:

  • Family Mediation
  • Relationship Counselling
  • Family Law and Court Matters
  • Personal Development
  • Parenting Plans
  • Property Settlement



  • Initial (1.25 hrs) – $135
  • Standard (1 hour) – $105


  • Initial (1 hour) – $145 per person
  • Subsequent – $120 per person per hour or part thereof

After hours surcharge  $20.00

Contact: 0402 125 806

Nicola Trenorden



Nicola has worked as a counsellor and therapeutic specialist in the human services sector for the past three decades. She has also managed a diverse range of therapeutic programs with asylum seekers, former young refugees, Aboriginal and marginalised young people and their families. 

Nicola is an experienced practitioner with expertise in trauma counselling, drug and alcohol counselling, child and youth counselling and working with marginalised groups. Her specialization is in counselling children and youth using an integrated counselling approach with modalities such as expressive therapies, trauma informed body and mind practices and Interactive Drawing Therapy. She is also an experienced therapeutic group work practitioner and facilitator using music, narrative therapy and creative mediums to address client needs.

In the past decade, Nicola has been committed to developing the work at Survivors of Torture and Trauma Assistance and Rehabilitation Services. She was the Team Leader of the Child and Youth Program which provides counselling services to South Australia schools, the mental health sector and the community.

Currently Nicola is an adjunct academic at Flinders University in the School of Social Work, co-teaching and tutoring in a subject, ‘Interventions with Children and Youth’. She is a registered Counsellor with PACFA, has a small private practice and is a pastoral care worker/counsellor in an inner north primary school with a high refugee population.

Nicola is also a student at the University of Notre Dame undertaking her Doctorate in Counselling. Her research focus is on expressive therapies, young refugees and trauma.


  • Standard (1 hour) – $120

Marg Westphal


BASS (Couns)
Member Psychotherapy & Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA)

Marg is well qualified for her role as a counsellor, including rural and remote regions. She has also spent many years living on rural farming properties, including the griefs, losses and lessons learnt that come with bushfires, family mental illnesses and isolation. In addition, she raised three daughters, and for many years managed the financial and care needs of her aged parents until their passing. In her childhood years, Marg lived in Eastern Africa in both large cities and remote villages, experiencing first-hand the realities of civil war.

In addition to her Bachelor of counselling, she has also studied Anthropology, Child Mental Health and was Coordinator for Disaster and Recovery Ministries in her region. She is also a qualified Home Tutor aiding immigrants in learning English as a second language, as well as assisting their assimilation into Australian culture and workplace. Marg works in the areas of but not limited to, grief and loss, anxiety and depression, child/parent support and relationship counselling.

Her practical experience includes many years of leadership in working with children, mentoring teenagers at risk, and providing pastoral care and leadership in Christian communities. Marg’s life experiences, training and natural empathy equip her to journey with others seeking better outcomes in life.


Counselling - Individuals

  • Initial (85 mins) – $125
  • Standard (1 hour) – $95

Counselling - Couples

  • Initial (85 mins) – $180
  • Standard (1 hour) – $125

After hours surcharge  $20.00

Wayne Liebelt

Remedial Massage Therapist

Adv Dip (Nat Med) (ANPAI)

Wayne's passion is to help people attain wellness using safe and effective natural means. He studied naturopathy, which included massage therapy & went on to learn additional massage and hands-on body techniques.

Wayne massages with oil and commonly includes essential oils for their therapeutic benefit. Dry or clothed massage can be offered if requested.

The services Wayne offers at LifeWell Hills are:

  • Deep Remedial Massage
  • Lymph Drainage
  • Acupressure
  • Touch for Health
  • Emotional Stress Release
  • Foot and Hand Reflexology
  • Basic Myofascial Release
  • Relaxation Massage


  • 30 minutes – $50
  • 1 hour – $80
  • 1.5 hours – $120

Sharyn Harding

Clinical Nutritionist

BHSc (Nutritional Medicine); Registered member of the Australian
Natural Therapists Association (ANTA)

Sharyn takes a holistic approach in the prevention and management of all acute and chronic health conditions. She has a passion for helping people achieve optimal outcomes for their health and well-being and uses dietary, lifestyle and nutritional interventions to address a wide range of complex health problems (including autoimmune conditions, gastrointestinal issues, stress/fatigue, mood disorders, reproductive issues, allergies etc)

An initial consultation (90 minutes) includes a comprehensive assessment of your diet, lifestyle and family history and how these may be impacting your health and well-being. This assessment also takes into consideration current diagnoses, test results and medications. This is all incorporated into an individualised and evidence-based treatment plan which may include dietary, lifestyle and nutritional supplementation recommendations. Private pathology testing is also available. Follow-up appointments (60 minutes) are made according to an individual’s need.

If you would like support with any health issue, book an appointment with Sharyn today and start on your journey to improved health and wellness.

Mobile: 0404 432 850


  • Initial consult – $225
  • Second consult – $185
  • Follow-up consults – $125
  • Fees include a detailed treatment plan which is prepared and emailed to you, post-appointment.

Di Shearer

Spiritual Director

Di Shearer is a spiritual director in the Adelaide Hills and Fleurieu with two decades of experience. She holds a Doctor of Ministry (ACD, 2014) and an MA (Theology) Spirituality and Pastoral Care (ACU, 2008). She worked in theological education with the Overseas Missionary Fellowship in Malaysia during the 1970s, then taught and researched in areas relating to intercultural personhood from 1982-2004 completing a Ph D (Griffith, 2004) in this field. Di is a member of the Stillpoint Faith Community, and serves in preaching and spiritual formation within Uniting, Baptist and Anglican churches. Di’s passion is for the unitive wisdom which ancient and contemporary mystical traditions bring to us.

More to come

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

Coming soon:

  • Family Therapist
  • Financial Counselling

Contact Us

Coordinator: Christine Jeffrey
Address: 13 Victoria Rd, Mount Barker, South Australia 5251


LifeWell Partners

Enfield Baptist Church - Broadview & Clovelly Park, SA

Gawler Baptist Church - Gawler, SA

Gateway Baptist Church - Albert Park, SA

Mount Barker Baptist Church - Mount Barker, SA