Abuse Prevention Services – Warkworth

Building abuse-free families through education and support

Abuse Prevention Services assists families in the wider Rodney/Hibiscus Coast areas who are affected by family violence or abuse to heal from trauma and make positive changes to their lives through education and support.

For Women

Many women experience abuse in their relationships with their husband, partner or family member. This abuse can be physical, emotional, verbal, sexual or financial. Our Safety Services Programme is designed specifically for women experiencing abuse.

Our women facilitators are trained and authorised. They are experienced in working with issues that affect women’s lives. Find out more about the women’s programme

For Men

Are you looking for positive ways to improve your relationships? Do you take your anger out on others? ​Do you sometimes behave in ways you later regret? ​Is your family frightened of you at home?

​If you have answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, this programme is for you. Find out more about the men’s programme.

For Children & Young People

Children and youth are often the unseen victims of family abuse. they may suffer trauma and show signs of stress. Our facilitators are fully trained and are experienced in working with children and young people. They have a wide range of skills relating to family violence/abuse, child protection, adolescent issues and childhood trauma. Find out more about the children’s & young people’s programmes.


A safe, confidential and professional counselling service available to:

  • women who have experienced any form of abuse in a relationship.
  • ​men who have experienced any form of abuse or would like to learn how to over come their abusive behaviours.
  • youth who are exhibiting issues around their own anger and children and youth who have witnessed abuse.

All our Counselling staff are current members of the New Zealand Association of Counsellors.


Q Locations

Services are available in Orewa, Warkworth, Wellsford, and Helensville.

Q Contact Us

- For services for WOMEN: text your name to 021 023 20297 and we will call you back.

- For services for MEN: text your name to 027 344 0098 and we will call you back.

- For service for CHILDREN & YOUTH: text your name to 021 023 20297 and we will call you back.


- Postal address: PO Box 398, Warkworth 0941

Q Professional Standards

All counsellors are Members of the NZ Association of Counsellors (MNZAC).

APS Services are approved by the Ministry of Justice and Child Youth and Family.

We are also members of the National Network of Stopping Violence Services – Te Kupenga Whakaoti Mahi Patunga, and a member of the Te Rito Rodney Family Violence Network.

Q About Us

Established in 1994, Abuse Prevention Services Inc (APS) is a Rodney based incorporated society offering educational programmes and counselling support to perpetrators and victims of domestic violence and abuse. This work is carried out in collaboration with other social services in our area with the vision that all people in Rodney/Hibiscus Coast are living in an abuse free society.

Our clients come from Wellsford in the north, Helensville in the west, Warkworth and surrounds in the east, and Orewa and Hibiscus Coast in the south.

We are approved by, and have contracts with the Ministry of Justice (since 1996) and Ministry for Children – Oranga Tamariki (previously Ministry of Social Development), (since 1998). Referrals come from many community and statutory agencies as well as self-referrals.