Charis Lifeworks Wellness Centre

provides treatment and holistic care, centred towards the health of every individual whether child or adult as well as couples and families. We value and understand the importance of integrating the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual well-being of the individual.

Every individual is special and unique. We all have our ups and downs in life. Even in the best of times, we may need a listening ear or an encouraging word; someone who cares and understands what we are going through. We endeavour to be that “someone” that will make a difference in your life.

We provide the following services:

• Psychotherapy and counselling to children, adolescents, and adults.

• Psychotherapy and counselling to couples and families.

• Education and training seminars, and consultation services.

• Customized and tailored events and programs for groups and individuals.

• MBTI Personality Test & Assessment

• Workplace Health Consultancy

• Grief Recovery Method for individuals and groups

• Health & Wellness Retreats

• Bowen Therapy for adults and children

• Bowen Therapy for Sports Injuries

• Nutrition and Health Consultancy

Mental health

is described as a level of psychological well-being, or an absence of a mental disorder. From the perspective of ‘positive psychology’ or ‘holism’, mental health may include an individual’s ability to enjoy life, and create a balance between life activities and efforts to achieve psychological resilience. Mental health can also be defined as an expression of emotions, and as signifying a successful adaptation to a range of demands.

The World Health Organization defines mental health as “a state of well-being in which the individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community”.

Cultural differences, subjective assessments, and competing professional theories all affect how “mental health” is defined. There are different types of mental health problems, some of which are common, such as depression and anxiety disorders, and some not so common, such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

A state of emotional and psychological well-being in which an individual is able to use his or her cognitive and emotional capabilities, function in society, and meet the ordinary demands of everyday life. It is a branch of medicine that deals with the achievement and maintenance of psychological well-being.

Psychotherapy and Counselling

are professional activities that utilise an interpersonal relationship to enable people to develop self-understanding and to make changes in their lives. Professional counsellors and psychotherapists work within a clearly contracted, principled relationship that enables individuals to obtain assistance in exploring and resolving issues of an interpersonal, intra-psychic, or personal nature. Professional Counselling and Psychotherapy are explicitly contracted and require in-depth training to utilise a range of therapeutic interventions, and should be differentiated from the use of counselling skills by other professionals.


is considered of the utmost importance because of the nature of the therapeutic relationship. Clients discuss past and present situations, as well as their innermost feelings, so confidentiality is both an ethical consideration and an important element in the counsellor/client relationship. Its actual definition is “The ethical principle or legal right that a physician or other health professional will hold secret all information relating to a patient, unless the patient gives consent permitting disclosure.”

Bowen Therapy

Bowtech, the original Bowen Technique, is a gentle form of body work in which subtle moves performed over the muscles and connective tissue send messages deep into the body, retrieving cellular memory of a preferred, relaxed, balanced way of wellbeing.

Results can be remarkable, even from the first session; often only a few sessions are needed to correct the presenting problem. There are frequent but very essential pauses throughout the session that allows the body time to respond and begin the healing process. The practitioner can target a specific problem or address the body as a whole.

The technique addresses not only the musculoskeletal framework, but also the fascia, nerves and internal organs. The body’s integrated response improves circulation and lymphatic drainage and aids assimilation of nutrients and elimination of toxins.