“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work and give orders.
Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea”
– Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Lifeboat is not your typical counselling service. The old medical model focused on pathology (such as mental health assessment, diagnosis and treatment). The new wellness model focuses more on holistic health (physical, mental, social and spiritual wellbeing), life skills and supportive communities. At Lifeboat we embrace these new directions and offer three cutting edge services:
Lifeboat Counselling aims to develop self-awareness, holistic wellbeing and personal resilience. It will help you to leave the safety of the harbour and navigate through day-to-day challenges.
Lifeboat Workshops aim to take your adventure to the next level. We offer 6 workshops to update your life skills and learn more about yourself and others.
Soul Food Café is a wild journey of discovery where holistic health is always on the table! Join one of our groups or courses as we embark on the search for meaning.
Dr Paul Whetham is a clinical psychologist who has over 25 years' experience in mental health. He is passionate about neuroplasticity and creating novel enriched environments where we thrive through dialogue and discovery.
Previously Director of the Masters in Counselling program at the University of South Australia, he did his PhD research on the burnout and loneliness of church leaders. He also has co-written Year 11 and 12 Psychology textbooks for South Australian and International secondary schools.