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Janine Claxton is a clinical psychologist specialising in counselling for children, teenagers and adults. Janine Claxton Psychology is located in Frankston.



"Worry is the interest

you pay on trouble

before it comes due." William Ralph Inge.

Welcome to Janine Claxton Psychology

About Janine

  • B. Arts (Hons) Psych, Dip.Ed., M.Psych (Clinical)
  • Member, Australian Psychological Society (APS),
  • Member, Clinical College APS,
  • Member APEG (Australasian Paediatric Endocrine Group),
  • Member ANZMH (Australian & New Zealand Mental Health Association Inc.)


Janine Claxton was educated at St Leonard’s College, East Brighton, following which she gained her BA Honours Degree majoring in Psychology at the University of Melbourne.  She then obtained her Diploma of Education.  Janine was awarded a post-graduate scholarship to undertake her Master of Clinical Psychology at The Flinders University of South Australia.


 Janine has worked in a variety of settings throughout her career.  Initially, she worked as part of a research team at the University of Melbourne and “Taralye”, investigating the interaction of hearing-impaired and normal hearing children in an integrated setting.


 After then teaching for two years, she pursued further work in psychology in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Austin Hospital, Victoria and also privately tutored students who were experiencing academic difficulties.


 As part of her Master’s Degree, Janine worked with both adults and children in a variety of clinical settings in Adelaide, including the Anxiety disorders Clinic at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woodcroft Community Health Centre, and the Adolescent Day Service, and also undertook research into peri-natal sleep disruption and its emotional impact.


 Janine worked part-time as a Careers Adviser and Student Counsellor at The Flinders University of South Australia.  She then worked full-time for three years in private practice focusing on child and adolescent issues, adult anxiety and depression, cognitive, academic and vocational assessments as well as victims of crime assessments.  Janine went on to expand her skills and knowledge in child and adolescent psychology at Novita for the next four years, an organisation supporting children and teenagers living with a physical disability.


 In 2006, Janine was the first psychologist to be employed as a member of the paediatric diabetes team and the young adult diabetes team at Frankston Hospital.  The multi-disciplinary team provides assistance and support to young people diagnosed with type 1 diabetes and their families, who face the daily demands of managing this chronic illness.  In 2010, Janine recommenced private practice in a part-time capacity at 15 Hastings Road, Frankston, while continuing work at Frankston Hospital.  Janine is a registered psychologist with AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Registration Agency), and a member of the clinical college of the APS (Australian Psychological Society).


Clinical Psychologist      Children      Teenagers      Adolescents      Adults      Seniors

Servicing Frankston, The Morning Peninsula and Surrounding Suburbs.