How can we help ?

We offer support with relationship coaching , how to encourage healthy communication as a couple or to support you if you need to find a peaceful way through separation that keeps the kids at the centre of all the decisions.Perhaps you are looking for support about how to understand your child or teens behaviour and need some coaching around ideas to be able to connect and have a more peaceful home. After all our kids do not come with a parenting manual and there is a who lot of parenting information available that often leaves us more unsure or confused than ever.We offer support by phone call,  Skype or in person ,together we can help you make a plan to move forward.

Our Fee

  • Phone call / Zoom – $65 for a 1-hour appointment, from anywhere within NZ. 
  • Face to face – $85 for a 1-hour appointment  

Please do not let cost be a barrier,  If you are unable to pay the fee please let us know, your family matters to us too.We are available at various times Monday to Friday including evening sessions if preferred.Our suggestion is to make a time when you can be somewhere quiet  and also not have your children overhear our conversation. 

Please know we are not a crisis service. 

For crisis information please click here to visit Healthpoint’s Social Services Directory. and  here for the Mental Health Foundation’s helpline directory.If you need to talk to someone now – Free call or text 1737 Need to Talk, any time

Our Parent Coaching Service

Please complete the form below, making payment for your 1 hour session.Payment can be made here, through the Donate Button below or to :DADS H.Q. Charitable Trust  03 1369 0303903 00
When we have received your form together with payment we will confirm your time with you.

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Payment can be made here, through the Donate Button below or to :
DADS H.Q. Charitable Trust  03 1369 0303903 00

Terms & Conditions Disclaimer:

In signing this disclaimer, you acknowledge and accept the following statements as fairly representing the understanding reached between yourselves and this coaching service.

1. Communication to be either via phone  or face to face discussion . You have provided an outline of the facts surrounding your family, your relationship with your family, and the problems which you wish to discuss .
2. During the discussion you will outline any further facts which are required to give an accurate and complete understanding of the Issue.
3. You agree that the Family Coach will only give advice in the Coaching Session which is relevant to the facts as they are aware of them. 
4. The Coach will make all reasonable efforts to ensure that their advice is accurate and correct. However neither the  Coach nor our organisation accept any responsibility or liability on any ground whatever, including liability in negligence, to you or to any third party where the Coach’s advice is inaccurate or in any way incorrect because of relevant facts of which was not made aware.
5. You are aware that the  Coach  is not a counsellor. You are aware of their role as a mentor in the Coaching Session, and will therefore treat their advice with caution as appropriate.
6. You agree and accept that should the facts as you have outlined them suggest to the Coach that advice from a professional counsellor or medical professional (Professional Advice) is necessary, the Coach will make you aware of this and, where possible, suggest appropriate professionals whom you can approach to discuss the issue.
7. Your details are confidential and will not be shared with any other party. 

Meet Our Coaches

Hi, Shayne here. Thanks for reaching out.
I've been involved with Dads for the last 8 years. Starting with Plunket as a Dad coach for under 5s, then moving into establishing a support network for Dads facing separation and the Family court.
A big focus for me has been around wellness and in 2019  worked alongside The Canterbury Mens Centre creating a HB version of The Blokes Book, circulating 10,000 copies into our area. 
We have just completed Version 2 and I'm real proud of the work we have done.

I am a Dad to two sons and have always tried to be an active and involved Dad.
Things are changing at a fast pace in our world and I know that prioritising our kids over work , relationship, parenting  and our own personal commitments can be a constant juggle resulting in tired and frustrated Dads.
Never a good look when it starts to have an impact on your family and those we are close too and I have experienced all this as well.

I believe also that as parents our biggest role is to be a champion for our kids. I know from many Dads I talk with this can be a challenge in some areas as we are sometimes influenced by our own upbringing and beliefs.
Trying to make our wants 'fit' our kids lives can often add to the stress and disconnect we may be feeling.

So, if you know things aren't working for you and your family , I'm here to listen and hopefully help with some small steps to support you in your Dad journey.
Reach out, you know sometimes just talking is the best place to start.

Shayne

Hello Sweet Mamas & Groovy Papas

It sure is one tough job being a parent right? I know because I am one too! When I first became a mum I remember feeling alone and scared. Now as a mum to one grown up awesome son and one amazing teen son I have learnt a few things along the way. I started as most of us do parenting the same way as we ourselves were parented. I think it’s most parents default parenting style. I learnt along the way that there are other more peaceful and respectful ways to connect with our kids and when I changed as a parent our home and family changed. No more battles with kids just a calm and peace for us all.
My work life then saw me working in the education system , mostly with kids that had learning or behaviour problems . So I looked and researched as to why these kids struggled and how I could best support them to be happier in the class. Next stop for me in my professional development was to see me as a support worker in our community. There as I was suppose to be the one leading the way the families I journeyed with become my teacher. They showed me the struggles they faced on a daily basis. Struggles with being able to navigate social services, the school system and the family courts. So I soon learnt how to be an advocate or a voice for those who sadly many had stopped listening too.
Now I guess I am a voice for our youth. Our amazing teens who often are misunderstood with their wild free behaviour. The ones who hold our future but need some encouragement on how they can make the leap from child to adult with out hurting themselves or break their parents hearts along the way. Yes my sweet parents I know how hard it is to raise a teen and all of their challenges they bring to us! But I promise , once again as a mum that has now got an adult child things change again. 
You are still their mum , their safe place to share but suddenly you are now their peer. Joined forever but both humans finding our own ways through this wonderful amazing messy business called life!
I look forward to talking to you and getting to know you and your beautiful family ....
Cath

 

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