A warm welcome to The LifeWise Centre

At LifeWise, we offer highly skilled, appropriately trained psychologists who will work with you to help in dealing well with your life.  Our approachable team of caring professionals create a respectful and safe environment where you can be sure that your confidentiality will be guarded well.

We have offices at Maitland, Warners Bay and Dungog in the Hunter Valley, and Blue Bay on the Central Coast.  We provide counselling for depression, anxiety, stress, pain management, grief and loss, sexual assault, relationships, parenting and various other issues.

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The Lifewise Centre counselling services

We offer counselling for individuals & couples. Counselling for children, adolescents & adults to help with managing life’s difficult issues.


Assessment for Autism Spectrum Disorder, Learning Difficulties, IQ/Ability by accredited psychologists for children and adults.

Employee Assistance Program
Employee Assistance Program

Helping to improve well-being and to improve productivity.  Providing confidential assistance in difficult times – with work and personal life.



LifeWise welcomes AOD Counsellor

John Neville, Alcohol & Other Drugs (AOD) Counsellor joins The LifeWise Centre, bringing with him more than six years experience working with peop…

Saturday Mornings in Warners Bay

We’re pleased to announce that John Mowatt and Rebecca Smith will continue to be available at Warners Bay on Saturday mornings in 2016!…

EMDR Training

We’ve been polishing our skills …
…in helping people who have experienced trauma, including traumatic experiences from childhood.

Last week EM…

Thought for the day…

Think not lightly of good, saying,                                                          “It will not come to me”.                                                            Drop by drop is the water pot                                                                     filled.                                                                                     Likewise, the wise one, gathering                                                             It little by little                                                                              fills oneself with good.  -DHAMMAPADA 9.122



Phone drawingFor emergencies & acute conditions

Please contact the Mental Health Line on 1800 011 511 or Maitland Hospital on 4939 2000 or the Mater Hospital on 4033 5000.