What is the most important thing in the world?
According to the Maori proverb the answer is:
He Tangata, He Tangata, He Tangata.
It is the people, the people, the people.
Local services for local children
Being local enables whānau with students in different schools to be seen and counselled in their familiar school environment. It also allows for close monitoring of the referred students.
To place a referral, please complete our referral form in the footer and we'll get back to you as soon as possible. Please also read our Waitlist Policy.
Your contributions help us provide these services
Cambridge Lifeskills is a charitable organisation. We do not receive any government funding but rely solely on the generosity and support of our fabulous Cambridge community as well as working tirelessly to raise funds to provide these services.
If you are able to contribute to the cost of these services, this will pay it forward for the next child.
Let's join hands to change all children's futures.
Find out about Club 83 and how your contributions benefit our students.
Advice and recommendations for counselling outside of school
If your young person would like to see a private counsellor outside of school, please contact Lifeskills for advice and suggestions to suit his/her individual needs.
Email us or call 021 190 1760 and leave a message and one of the team will get back to asap.
What we do offer counselling for?
General counselling where tamariki, rangatahi and whanau need support to work through a specific event or situation such as:
Friendship struggle, Parental break-up, grief etc…
We do routinely refer students on to other more appropriate services; this is to ensure that young people and families receive the support that is best in both the short term and long term. Please don’t be offended if we refer you on, we want what is best for your child and sometimes that is not Lifeskills.
Our Scope of Practice
Our Counsellors have an ethical responsibility to work within their scope of practice; we are fortunate to have a range of other services to refer to. Some examples of these are:
Take care of our children.
Take care of what they hear, take care of what they see, take care of what they feel.
For how the children grow, so will be the shape of Aotearoa.
Dame Whina Cooper.
Photographer: Michael Tubberty