We can support you with:
School Refusal Counselling
(at the St Kilda Clinic)
Exercise Based Therapy
(Personal & Group)
(Speaking & Training)
(Walk & Talk)
(Counselling via Video Call)
Social Skills Groups
(For Neurodiverse children)
Home & School Visits
('Fit for School')
Practical evidence-based therapy.
The phenomenon of School Refusal in Australia
The Project 10Play February 20, 2023
7 News Jan 31, 2023
New Services Spotlight:
Our social skills groups offer a safe and welcoming space for neurodiverse children to improve their socialisation and self-esteem. Led by experienced facilitators, our program focuses on developing practical skills and strategies to navigate social situations and foster meaningful connections with peers.
Meet our therapy dog Max!
"Max has been a game changer for our therapy sessions. He helps children feel more at ease and receptive to therapy, which assists us to make real progress"
John Chellew, Director of the School Refusal Clinic on the benefits of introducing Pet-Assisted Therapy to the clinic.
School refusal is a behavioral disorder in which a child or adolescent experiences significant anxiety about attending school and may refuse to go to school or stay in school.
School refusal can be caused by a variety of factors, including anxiety, depression, separation anxiety, and bullying. It can have a significant impact on a child's academic, social, and emotional development.
If you are concerned that your child may be experiencing school refusal, we are here to help. We can provide you with support to help your child get back to school.
Phone & Email
Bookings are essential
Mon - Fri
By Appointment 9am-7pm
John Chellew, Director of the School Refusal Clinic
Providing an evidence-based and systemic approach to counselling
Useful resources, pamphlets, Articles and fact sheets.
Our experienced clinic
and support Staff
Getting to the clinic
(Easy parking at the rear)
evidence-based counselling and therapy solutions
Learn about NDIS and Medicare funding options and read our service policies.