School Refusal

School refusal refers to anxiety-based absenteeism from school, often from separation, generalized, or social anxiety. School absenteeism and school refusal behaviour are common problems whose prevalence rates rival those of major childhood behaviour disorders such as depression, substance abuse/dependence, depression, and conduct, oppositional defiant, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (Costello, Egger, & Angold, 2005).

An appointment can be made to see how Bright Ideas can work with you to resolve this issue. Call 02 9957 5858 to book free 15 mins Phone Consultation or Simply fill the contact us form and we will call you.

The types of issue Bright Ideas can help children & adolescents with are :

  • Talking to someone is one of the best ways to manage this behaviour. Counselling for school refusal with Bright Ideas’ Child Psychologist can help your child feel better and find other, more effective ways of coping with their distress.
  • Vocational counselling and coaching for enhanced performance at school
  • Low self-esteem
  • Bullying at school
  • Parenting strategies/ parenting counselling
  • Child or teenage behaviour problems/ behavioural therapy for children
  • Case conferencing/ case management with school and other therapists
  • Bright Ideas Psychology provides coaching for exam success.
  • Ways to overcome from separation anxiety, obsessive and compulsive behaviours, traumatic stress and phobias)
  • Learn creative techniques and strategies to help manage anxiety during this challenging period
  • Self harm counselling
  • Adjustment difficulties
  • Child sexual abuse counselling with a child abuse counsellor

 A referral is not necessary; however clients can obtain an $81.79 rebate per session from Medicare if they obtain a Mental Health Care Plan from their Doctor. Rebates from many Health Insurers are also available.