Paul Ellis, Renewal Counselling : Genuine, Attentive, Caring.
Salt Clinic
27 Northside Court

About me

Paul Ellis

Adv Dip CFT, Dip N, Cert IV (Leis/Hlth), MACA 3225. 

Renewal Counselling: genuine, attentive, caring.

My name is Paul Ellis; I am the founder of Renewal Counselling, serving the Barossa, Gawler and surrounds. I am a professionally qualified counsellor available to provide a genuine, attentive and caring counselling service.

At Renewal Counselling, I value 'journeying alongside you toward fulfillment & well-being'. Whether you are struggling, or wanting help to improve your life and pursue goals, I tailor solutions to you.

As a unique individual, you owe it to yourself and those close to you to seek positive growth and change.

I counsel at hired offices in Salt Clinic, 27 Northside Court, Evanston Gardens, and hired offices at The Hub, 83 Murray Street, Tanunda (entrance via Bushman Street).


Here at Renewal Counselling, I'm optimistic my quality counselling skills - registered with the Australian Counselling Association - can ensure positive changes in your life.

I will, in consultation with you, endeavor to provide a comprehensive, tailored counselling service to you, discussing options for referral where supplementary services appear warranted.

This enables the best individualised treatment to be offered.

I have had diverse life experiences and undertaken a range of tertiary studies, having worked in disability care, dementia aged-care and hospital environments as an Enrolled Nurse.

Earlier, I contributed with Customer Service in a contact centre, and as a Computer Operator in a large construction / engineering company.


We often talk about 'values', that is, the things that are most valuable to us as individuals.

Values I hold dear - which positively impact my counselling - include contribution, meaning, health, respect, integrity and stability.

Also justice, competence, honesty, wisdom, cooperation, structure, knowledge, nature and legacy.

Finally, values of intimacy, harmony, spirituality, family, creativity, curiosity and self-sufficiency are close to my heart.

To flesh out exactly what all that means would be too lengthy, but... is enough to say my values centre around healthy relationships, helping society & contributing to vibrant lifestyles & more empowered people.

This is my motivation for doing what I do.


So, I'm a counsellor and have had a range of previous work roles.

Yet I am also a husband, a father, a son, a worker, and have experienced difficulties in my own life.

So I'm human too; I know what it's like to battle uncertainty and have struggles.

Notably one of my central strengths is in fact my personal experiences in having dealt with challenges in my own life.

I'd like to journey with you toward your own fulfilment and a sense of well-being.

I want to listen non-judgementally to your story and help equip you with skills to live the kind of life you are committed to.


Here at Renewal Counselling I are sensitive toward and respectful of diverse beliefs and lifestyles, tailoring therapy to your needs.

I also have training in Christian counselling when desired by my clients. This combines approaches from theology, psychology & spirituality - balanced - only when requested by individuals.


I help clients deal with:

Depression, Anxiety, Low Self Esteem, Stress, Grief & Loss, Relationship issues, Family Issues, Life Transitions, Skills training eg. anger management, social skills.

Training & qualifications

My counselling training was gained through aifc, the Australian Institute of Family Counselling, where I completed an Advanced Diploma of Counselling & Family Therapy.

As a professional counsellor, I am committed to using up-to-date resources and research, ongoing professional development and supervision.

I have worked as a qualified nurse, am a trained diversional therapist and have enjoyed studies in Graphic Design many years ago - and Computer Science.

Yes, I do love learning and variety!


Examples of clients I've counselled are those who were grieving heavy losses, adjusting to life change, adapting to parental ageing & dementia, or struggling without a sense of direction, experiencing depression or anxiety. Also, those with adult ADHD, drug use and anger management challenges, couples needing help with communication, stress management, trust issues.


My session fee is $ 50.00

More Information


While counselling might occasionally go a little over an hour, if a 90 min appointment is wanted, mainly for couples, this can be arranged before the day of the appointment.

This longer meeting will be at a fee of $70 / 90 mins.


Payment is by cash only, at the end of the counselling session.

Please ensure you ideally have the correct amount of money with you on the day.

I do generally have small amounts of change available when needed.


At Renewal Counselling I highly value your preparation for each session.

Therefore, I ask a minimum of 24 hours notice to change or cancel bookings. Thanks for your understanding.


Regrettably at this point in time the counselling services of Renewal Counselling do not qualify for a Medicare rebate nor for a health fund rebate.



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Salt Clinic
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Types of session

  • Face To Face

Languages I speak

  • English

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