A Counselling Centre operates in the grounds of El Kanah for privacy and confidentiality.

Committed to providing caring, supportive and high quality professional counselling in a beautiful environment

Vera Gill
Master of Counselling
Grad. Dip. Couns. & Human Services,
NALAG Accredited Loss and Grief Counsellor
WorkCover Provider
Peter Davies
Diploma of Counselling
Life Change:  Counselling assisting you in a major life change
Dr. Lucille Bartholomeusz

Why Counselling?

Counselling is not just for people who are unable to cope or experiencing a crisis. It is for individuals, couples or families who may be:

  • Seeking new directions
  • Experiencing conflict or difficult decisions
  • Struggling to find meaning in life

The Aim of Counselling

We hold a high regard for each person’s dignity, freedom and beliefs, and recognize that each life situation is unique. With this in mind, the aim is to develop, encourage, strengthen and support individual and relational growth in ways that are consistent with each person’s need in a caring and safe environment.

Services Offered

  • Family and Relationship Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Couple Counselling
  • Depression
  • Pre-Marriage Counselling
  • Loss and Grief
  • Divorce, Separation Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Effective Communication
  • Anger Management
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Stress Management
  • Life Stages
  • Spiritual Issues

Many other areas are explored in counselling.


El Kanah offers a unique experience of staying in a healing environment where professional counselling is available.

Please enquire about Residential Counselling, Intensive Counselling personally tailored to suit an individual’s or couple’s needs over a weekend or during midweek.

Residential restoration course especially designed to meet an individual’s needs for one month or more who is recovering from a difficult situation.


Accommodation, wellbeing, counselling services and educational programs of El Kanah Marysville are open to all, without fear or favour, regardless of background, religion or creed. Special measures may be established and imposed from time to time by the El Kanah Board to restrict programs or activities of users of facilities to avoid injury to the religious sensitivities of adherents of the Christian faith who support, manage and operate El Kanah.

Wellbeing bookings can be made by emailing: veralorraine@yahoo.com.au
or telephoning Vera Gill: 0414 564 309

Moderate fees.