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There is HOPE.



Healing Path to Wellness (HTPW), a registered Health Promotion Charity (HPC),  exists to alleviate the symptoms of those living with mental illness, emotional distress, trauma, chronic pain and special needs; empowering a hope-filled life. This is achieved through an integrated pathway of support, healing and hope for every individual.


Craig Sparrow has a Bachelor of Applied Science and a Graduate Diploma in Divinity.  Craig spent three years studying in USA exploring how to bring healing to those living with mental illness and chronic pain.  He has established three locations in the Hunter region over the past two years.

Therapy Co-ordinator and Art Therapist

Michelle Sparrow is an Art Teacher, Minister and Therapist. She has a Bachelor of Teaching/Visual Arts and a Diploma of Art Therapy.  Michelle has spent three years in USA exploring the link between art and healing.

Counsellor and Family Therapist: Catherine Gray

Catherine has a Bachelor of Science and a Masters in Health Science (Drug and Alcohol). She is an experienced DBT, CBT and ACT counsellor with 17 years of experience working at NSW Health Drug and Alcohol Clinic. She is able to provide assessment, case management, counselling and referral.

Counsellor and Family Therapist: Karen Hays

Karen is an experienced social worker (B. Social Work) and counsellor with enthusiasm and commitment for training and equipping healthy families, including parenting skills and child behavioural development.

Counsellor and Relationship Therapist: Fiona Mallard

Fiona has a Bachelor of Arts and Graduate Advanced Diploma in Counselling and Family Therapy. She has taught second year counselling students, is a counselling supervisor and has worked for The Salvation Army. She also works in private practice. Fiona uses various modalities in assisting clients to move towards increased insight and supported strategies for healing and greater wholeness. 

Counsellor: Chloe Threadgate

Chloe has completed a Diploma in Counselling, BA in Psychological Science and is currently completing her MA in Counselling. She has a passion for counselling all, with particular interest in mental health and young people.  She is also a chaplain in a primary school.

Mental Health Social Worker and Family Counsellor: Valerie Milner

Valerie is an experienced therapist with 24 years counselling experience.  She holds an honours degree in Social Work and has completed an Advanced Diploma in Counselling and Family Therapy. She currently works in private practice with adults and couples and also provides professional supervision.  Valerie uses varying techniques and approaches in supporting her clients to achieve optimal outcomes for their circumstances.  She has a genuine desire to see people reach their full potential and to live authentic, fulfilling lives.  Valerie is committed to on-going professional development and ethical practice.

Counsellor: Jim McIntyre

Jim McIntyre is a counsellor and coach. Jim has a diploma of counselling, and is currently undertaking an advanced diploma in counselling. He has completed 3 years of study at Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry, and has over 10 years of experience in pastoral ministry working with people to grow in identity, and step into wholeness and freedom. 

Nutritionist and Herbalist: Dr Amanda Reimann

Amanda holds a Bachelor degree in Advanced Science and Arts and is vastly experienced working as a nutritionist and herbalist.  As a Biochemist, she did her PhD on the effects of oxidative stress in ageing and neurodegenerative diseases.  She is passionate about supporting the emotional well-being of her clients and educating people about the principles of natural health.

Physical Therapist: Stephen Odgers

Stephen has been working as a physiotherapist for the past 30 years in various roles including owning/working in a private practice in Salamander Bay for 25 years, working with injured workers in Occupational Rehabilitation, lecturing/tutoring undergraduate Physiotherapy students at Newcastle University since 2012 and working in China with orphans with developmental disabilities.  He has a particular interest in chronic pain and the management of the physical manifestations of this complex issue. 

Sozo Counsellors: Ps Garry and Ps Kylie Hill

Garry and Kylie are pastors in the ACC movement and have been Sozo Counsellors for the past three years.  Sozo (Greek word for healed and delivered) is a gentle yet powerful counselling model that enables an individual to connect with the love and truth of God.  Gary and Kylie are passionate to help individuals, suffering from the effects of the past, experience hope.

Counsellor: Damien Cooke

Damien holds a Bachelor of Business/Commerce (Human Resources major) and an Advanced Diploma in Counselling and Family Therapy. He has worked for 8 years as a Financial counsellor, and has been a support counsellor for Lifeline.  Damien is focused on helping people align with their unique purpose and offer tools to build confidence in any area of their life. 

Art Therapist: Karen O’Dell

Karen is an artist and therapist.  She has a Bachelor of Visual arts and Diploma of Art Therapy and enjoys using the creative process to help release people out of traumatic experiences of their past into hope-filled pathways.


Gallop Strength Finder Coach: Gail Vine

Gail has a Bachelor of Education and is a registered Gallop Strengths Finder coach.  She is passionate to empower clients to better understand themselves and enhance their relational connections.

Life and Personal Coach: Ian Edwards

Ian is a registered AIPC life and business coach. He has three coaching diplomas and is a certified behavioural analyst in DISC and emotional intelligence.  Ian has a passion to help people find their destiny and calling for life. He wants to see people become whole in mind and body.

Gallop Strength Finder Coach: Josh Vine

Josh has a Bachelor of Education and is a registered Gallop Strengths Finder coach.  He is passionate to unlock confidence and potential in every individual helping them to understand their talents and next step in life.

Follow Up Co-ordinator: Anita Pickstone

Anita has a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology and a Certificate IV in Professional Writing and Editing. She has spent the last few years working in a marketing team in the coffee industry, creating online content and marking material. She is a mother, a coffee-lover, and is passionate about seeing people step into freedom.

Life Coach: Ps Elly Webb

Elly Webb is an accredited coach with a passion to see lives transformed and destinies realised. She has over 30 years ministry experience as Senior Pastor,  with her husband Martyn, where they oversee a dynamic growing church. Elly has a heart to empower people to reach their full potential & make a difference in their world.