Counselling Services

Kia ora e te Waiau whanau

It is a pleasure to be providing counselling services to students of Waiau Area School on Mondays and Tuesdays during term time. This is a confidential service free of charge to our students. Students are invited to complete the referral form if they wish to make an appointment with me; alternatively, I can be contacted via email to or a message can be left in the locked mailbox outside my office.

In addition, if you as a parent or caregiver are concerned about your child, you can refer them for counselling by completing the form or by sending me an email. Should you wish to speak with me directly, please contact the school office on 03 226 6285.

Please note, the information provided is strictly confidential. Referrals are being triaged and students will be seen as soon as possible.

If you or someone else is at immediate risk, please contact one of the helpline numbers provided below.

Looking forward to working with you and your child/children.

Nga mihi nui

Ines Ferguson


Mondays & Tuesdays
(during the School Term)

Phone & Email
School Office: 03 226 6285

referral form

Please fill in …



Southland Mental Health Emergency Team (SHMET)

0800 467 846


Child Adolescent and Family Services (CAFS)

03 2145753


Youthline Southland

0800 376 633 or txt 234



Free call or text 1737 anytime


Emergency Services

Call 111