Kia kaha te tiaki whānau me te whakapakari i ngā hapori

Building resilience at home to strengthen communities


Available for those who parent alone, and their youth 7-20 years.

We provide a safe space to hear your story, in confidence, without judgement. Therapy styles are tailored to each client, even adapted if required, to help reach goals. Together, we can: process emotions; navigate barriers; establish strategies.

Subsidised Fee – $15 incl GST. Per person, per hour (Standard Fee $65 incl GST) – First session free.
Staff can discuss funding eligibility, eg WINZ disability allowance, ACC Sensitive Claims or external agencies.

Social Work

Our team offer a free service & guide you with practical solutions. We can also connect you with external agencies for more specialised assistance.


Group work is often a good way to grow your social supports, meet new people, share experiences and develop new skills.

About Us

We are an affiliate organisation of Birthright NZ
Our primary aim is to build a community in which families led by one parent can thrive as powerfully as any other.

At Single Parent Services Waikato, we are committed to providing services that promote equality, respect and integrity for all persons involved.

Our staffing and staff relations policy and procedures comply with relevant legislation that includes, but is not limited to; the Childrens Act 2014; Human Rights Act 1993; Privacy Act 2020; Family Violence Act 2018; Health & Safety at Work Act 2015; Oranga Tamariki Act 1989 sections (4A) & (7AA)

Our Values


facilitate care for our environment
safe and welcoming space
value the dignity of human beings
respect towards self and others

Our Team


Kath Miller

Finance Administrator

Sheryl Ririnui

Client Services Co-ordinator

Louise Reid

Single Parent Counselling

Dianne Carter, Ruth Harlow

Rangatahi Counselling

Toia Chase, Theresa Kiff

Social Work

Angela Seiuli, Lisa Herbison, Maraea Takerei


Charlene Rogers, Christa Hattingh, Olive Wales, Sam Marshall

Board of Trustees


Tracy Tucker


Lorraine Muir


Jason Haworth


Kevin Wellwood, Riki Manarangi

Our Policies

Child Protection | Philosophical Base | Resolution of Complaints | Client Code of Rights


Referral – for yourself, or by an agency

Call or email to check availability – contact details below. A form will be sent to complete.

No online access? Don’t worry, our staff will be happy to take your details over the telephone.

NOTE: We do not operate a wait-list system.


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