About Elkanah

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The Elkanah journey…

a vision ten years in the making

After suffering a burnout in 2003 and discovering the immense benefit of visiting a restoration retreat and spending time with a mentor and life coach, the owner of Elkanah dreamed of creating a rural retreat; a place of restoration surrounded by natural beauty; a place for others to come and find wholeness through personal interaction and the natural surrounds.

The search began for a property that was close to a rural city and had a feeling of space and freedom. Elkanah…125 acres of undulating hills covered in bush rock and eucalypts with an abundance of wildlife, a spring fed creek and panoramic views. Some 36 species of bird have been catalogued on the property and Black Wallabies, echidna, goanna, deer as well as an abundance of kangaroo’s can be seen frequenting the dams and bush areas. A feature of the property is the remains of a homestead and grave of one of the early settlers. Later, it was discovered that Charles Sturt, the famous Australian explorer, had granted land to one of his convict workers and part of that land was Elkanah.

come to a quiet place

The greatest fulfilment in life is to find a sense of peace and wholeness. Elkanah facilitates peace and tranquility, providing a calm environment that enables you to feel at one with the world. Flora and fauna are in abundance , bringing you back to the heart of who you are…connecting with and interacting with all around you.

Elkanah is private, yet spacious…isolated, yet on the doorstep of a major regional city. The choice is yours…Elkanah offers delightful ‘Bed & Breakfast’ style accommodation or the option of retreat services including fully qualified counsellors who have walked the road you are now travelling. A place of rest and relaxation, restoration and renewal, a place of life…the perfect environment to refind yourself.

our team

Elkanah Retreat offers a team of highly qualified and experienced counsellors, psychologists and therapists. Our counsellors and therapists are registered with their professional associations and are fully accountable for ongoing clinical supervision, professional development and ethical practice. Our registered psychologists are full members of the APS.

We specialise in

  • relationship counselling
  • individual counselling
  • burnout

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