Counselling for School Refusal
From time to time some children will not want to go to school.
Your child may complain of being ill or scared of school, or they may even pretend to go to school but then go elsewhere by themselves or with friends.
Reasons for school refusal
Common reasons may include:
- Transition issues
- Illness in family
- Fear of school
- Friendship issues
- Pushing boundaries
- Fear of tests
- Fear of teachers
- Specific phobia at school (e.g. having to share public toilets)
- An inability to cope with the demands of school
School refusal is often closely associated with some form of anxiety.
We work with parents, children and schools to uncover the underlying reasons for school refusal and work towards getting kids back to school, feeling safe and supported.
Counselling with an Educational and Developmental Psychologist can help you and your child to better understand and manage school refusal.
We can assist by:
- Writing school refusal management plans
- Helping you to manage and defuse difficult situations
- Helping your school to provide appropriate support
- Providing individual counselling for your child
Counselling can help your child to:
- Discover the underling reasons for school refusal
- Manage their anxiety
- Boost self confidence at school
- Learn how to regulate emotions
- Feel more in control of their thoughts and emotions
Counselling Fees and Rebates
The initial 30 minute consultation for parents is just $125.
The counselling fee is $200 per 50 minute session or $150 concession. (You must show your valid health care card at each session to be eligible for the concession rate.)
If you have a valid referral from your doctor you can instantly claim a Medicare rebate at each counselling session via our electronic claims system.
Your out-of-pocket expense will vary from $23.35 to $116.75 for a 50 minute session, depending on your eligibility for the Original or Extended Medicare Safety Net schemes.
Book for counselling
Talk to an experienced child psychologist today and get the right advice for your child’s needs.