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Vagus Centre - Chinese Mental Health Consultation Services Trust

Mental Health & Addictions Service



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

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.


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, Youth, Adult, Older adult

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 harmony within Chinese families before any family violence erupts and legal involvement.

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.

The services we provide:

  1. Assessments for individuals and families: the needs; family functioning and safety issues.
  2. Counselling Services for individuals / couples / families (up to six sessions)
  3. Referral to other services when appropriate
  4. Others:
    • Counselling for life crisis
    • Parenting issues
    • 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.


Mon – Tue 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM
Wed 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Fri 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM

All counselling services are arranged by appointment.

Public Holidays: Closed on all public holidays.

Languages Spoken

Cantonese, Mandarin, English


$130 per an-hour counselliing session.

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


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.


Parking spaces are available.

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    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 3:05PM on August 7, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by Vagus Centre - Chinese Mental Health Consultation Services Trust.