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Vagus Centre - Chinese Mental Health Consultation Services Trust

Mental Health & Addictions Service, Social


10:00 AM to 2:30 PM.


We provide counselling services for children, individual adults, couples and families, particularly those are affected by family harm and violence, or are at risk of family harm and violence.

We also provide Circle of Security parenting programmes. The CoSP programmes help parents understand children's emotional needs, develop secure and healthy parent-child relationships, and facilitate long-term positive effects on the architecture of children's developing brain.

Chinese Mental Health Consultation Services Trust was established in 2005 and the trade name of Vagus Centre has been used since 2012.

As an essential service provider, we continue to provide services during the period of Covid-19 lockdown.


Counselling for Chinese Individuals/Families

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Community based support - mental health


North Auckland, East Auckland, Central Auckland, West Auckland, South Auckland

Age Groups

Child / Tamariki, Youth / Rangatahi, Adult / Pakeke, Older adult / Kaumātua

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services

Referral Process

With recent funding from the Ministry of Social Development, we are now able to provide a FREE counselling service to Chinese individuals/ families having difficulties in relationships and parenting issues. This service is to enhance harmonious relationships and positive interactions within families and reduce risk of family harm and violence occurrence or re-occurrence.

The aims for this service are:

  1. to enhance family relationships
  2. to provide professional advice for the enrichment of family relationships
  3. to encourage the Chinese families to live harmoniously and settle happily in New Zealand
  4. to reduce the propensity to serious physical and psychological consequences arsing from family harm and violence.

The services we provide:

  1. Assessments for individuals and families: the needs; family functioning and safety issues.
  2. Counselling Services for children/ individual adults / couples / families (up to six sessions)
  3. Referral to other services when appropriate
  4. Others:
    • Counselling for life crisis
    • Parenting courses - Circle of Security parent education programmes
    • Couple resilience programmes
    • Culturally appropriate clinical services for Chinese.

We are also Ministry of Justice approved programme providers under the Domestic Violence Act 1995 and working with the Ministry of Social Development initiated "It is Not Ok" anti-domestic violence Campaign since 2007.


The team is staffed by a group of New Zealand qualified counsellors who are of Chinese ethnicity. Our counsellors speak fluent Cantonese, Mandarin and English, and are experienced and qualified in working in the NZ health and education sectors.


Child / Tamariki, Youth / Rangatahi, Adult / Pakeke, Older adult / Kaumātua

How do I access this service?

Contact us

09-6244639 / email to info@cmh.org.nz


Download referral form and send us your referral.


$130 per an-hour counselliing session.

Free counselling service is available, which is subject to funding criteria.


10:00 AM to 2:30 PM.

Mon – Tue10:00 AM – 2:30 PM
Thu – Fri10:00 AM – 5:30 PM

All counselling services are arranged by appointment.

Public Holidays: Closed Labour Day (24 Oct), Auckland Anniversary (30 Jan), Waitangi Day (6 Feb), Good Friday (7 Apr), Easter Sunday (9 Apr), Easter Monday (10 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr), Queen's Birthday (5 Jun).

Languages Spoken

Cantonese Chinese, Mandarin Chinese, English

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Parking spaces are available.


Central Auckland

Contact Details

10:00 AM to 2:30 PM.

  • Freephone

    0800 56 76 666

134 Pah Road
Royal Oak
Auckland 1023

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Street Address

134 Pah Road
Royal Oak
Auckland 1023

Postal Address

PO Box 26657
New Zealand

This page was last updated at 11:12AM on May 16, 2022. This information is reviewed and edited by Vagus Centre - Chinese Mental Health Consultation Services Trust.