Helping you to Live Life Well

About Us

LifeWell North is a faith based service centre of Gawler Baptist Church Inc. which aims to help people live life well through access to high quality care and recovery services for the whole Person (Emotional, Physical, Spiritual realms) delivered on an individual or small group model.

Through an integrated service approach, LifeWell enables people to draw deeply from a refreshing Well of Living Water, and to move on in recovery to Live Life Well.

This action of seeking to bring wholeness to people – emotional, physical, spiritual – represents a high, holy, and biblical goal.

To book an appointment call us on (08) 8523 2233, for all other enquiries use the contact form  below.

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 Central provides a range of courses that have been desigined to meet the needs of people searching for wholeness.

Our Practitioners

Janet Burford


Janet became interested in counselling while involved and facilitating groups, and having encountered in her personal experience, the need and value of having a safe space to be able to share vulnerabilities and fears without judgement. As a result, Janet is passionate about being a listening witness and speaking to the struggles as well as the strengths of people as they work through painful human experiences.

Janet believes that transformation can take place when one has truly embraced those aspects of being human that make us feel vulnerable and when one begins to assimilate self-compassion for those hurting parts. In her experience, the very act of witnessing and embracing the common realities and paradoxes of authentic humanity can be a powerful endorsement for self-compassion. Where it is important to the client, Janet also welcomes counselling that integrates the client’s spirituality.

Janet has a great deal of experience working with people in various domains, more recently, working from Lifewell using the consulting rooms at Gawler. Janet incorporates an integrated approach targeted to specific needs.

Janet has been trained in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Marriage and Relationships with a focus on couples as well as Addictions. Janet’s qualifications are Bachelor of Social Sciences (Counselling) and Graduate Diploma in Counselling with a commitment to professional and personal development through relevant workshops, training and supervision.


  • $80 per hour session

Jacqui Thomas


I am married, a mother of three, and completed a Bachelor of Ministry (majoring in Pastoral Care) at BCSA and have worked in a local school for over 12 years. With a interest in helping to strengthen relationships, and guiding people through difficulties, I completed a Diploma in Counselling, Advanced Diploma in Counselling and Family Therapy, and am currently doing a Graduate Diploma in Integrated Psychotherapy.

Offering counselling for relationships, grief, anxiety, and self-awareness.


  • $50-$70 per hour session

More to come

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

Coming soon:

  • Massage therapy from September 2018

Contact Us

Coordinator: Grant Buik
Address: Shop 3/141 Murray Street, Gawler


LifeWell Partners

Enfield Baptist Church - Broadview, SA

Edwardstown Baptist Church - St Marys, SA

Gawler Baptist Church - Evanston, SA

Mount Barker Baptist - Mount Barker, SA