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
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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 Nutrition offers a holistic approach for living life well.
LifeWell Central provides a range of courses that have been desigined to meet the needs of people searching for wholeness.
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:
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.
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.
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:
My name is Jill and I have recently completed a Certificate IV in Relaxation 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 joining the growing number of professional LifeWell care practitioners, to compliment the services that they already provide.
Relaxation massage calms and soothes the body by using rhythmic, long, flowing strokes and a gentle touch to help calm your body and mind, allowing you to stop and unwind, performed at the client's chosen pressure.
Relaxation 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
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
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
LifeWell is continually looking for resources and courses that allow people to "Live Life Well".