One-on-one parenting help

Sometimes being a parent seems harder than we’d like it to be and we know things could be easier, if only we knew how. Family Coaching is designed for parents of babies to 18 year olds who need simple solutions to a parenting challenge. Your Family Coach will listen, and use their training and own parenting experience to help give new insights and practical solutions. This is not counselling or therapy, but rather mentoring to make positive changes. If we determine your family issues are deeper and require specialist help, we will refer you to the appropriate service. We keep it simple with a practical plan, and follow up with materials, resources and workshops to help make changes that last. Some families may find two or three sessions useful to ensure momentum is maintained.


  • Face to face $80 for a 1 hour appointment  – The Parenting Place, 300 Great South Rd, Greenlane, Auckland
  • Phone or Skype – $80 for a 1 hour appointment – Talk to a Family Coach from anywhere in the world
  • Email – $50 per response – The email response will be between 500 and 600 words
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Family Coaches



Jenny Hale
Early / Middle Years

Jenny has a primary teaching background and spent three years as a parent educator with the Parents As First Teachers programme before joining The Parenting Place in 1999. She helped establish the Toolbox parenting groups and trained facilitators throughout New Zealand to deliver these courses in their communities. Jenny has two adult children and is a grandmother of two young children. Jenny runs workshops at The Parenting Place centre and at Hot Tips events around New Zealand. She is the senior Family Coach working with existing clients as well as training new coaches. Jenny writes regularly for Parenting magazine and makes appearances on TV 3’s The Café.

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Joy Sluiters
Early / Middle Years

Joy had an education background before joining The Parenting Place in 2010. She is a Family Coach working with families of children aged 0-12 years and a regular presenter of Hot Tips Workshops at The Parenting Place and at Hot Tips community events in Auckland and further afield.

Joy has four adult children and five grandchildren and leads a busy life as a hands on nana, Family Coach, and restorative justice facilitator for Waitakere Courts.


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Family Coach cancellations

There are no exchanges or refunds on Family Coach bookings. A non-refundable $25 deposit applies to all bookings made over the phone or in person at The Parenting Place centre.

Request a family coaching session by phone

Contact us to make a booking 09 524 0025 or 0800 535659