Description of the Service
  • Wairua Tangata is a individual, whanau and group counselling service that provides positive outcomes for individuals presenting with mild to moderate anxiety or depression.

Entry Criteria
  • People can be referred through two main GP services Hauora Heretaunga and Totara Health. Simply approach your nurse or doctor to enquire about the Wairua Tangata services.

  • People can also be referrer through community group or even as a self referral.

  • Those presenting with mild to moderate signs and symptoms of depression or anxiety are eligible to access the Waura Tangata service.

  • Although there is no age restriction, the service is better suited to rangatahi age and older.

What you can expect
  • Eligibile clients will receive a package of care of up to 6 counselling sessions with a qualified and experienced counsellor.

  • They will asist clients in their pathway to wellness. Sessions will be held in any venue that is  condusive to healing.

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Counselling services for mild to moderate depression and anxiety

One to one and group sessions

Wairua Tangata

Venue and Hours
  • The Wairua Tangata service is based at 7 Baffin Place in Flaxmere. However, where counselling sessions take place is generally decide by mutual agreement between the counsellor and client.

  • The general hours of operation for Wairua Tangata are Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm. However, special arrangements can be made to meet outside of these hours, should the need arise.