September 13, 2021
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About Us

Early Start Australia | WA | Subiaco (formerly Brainbox Psychology Clinic) is an extension of our Shenton Park practice. We have opened this new space to provide a comfortable space for parent consults, psychology sessions and for older children to be seen for assessment and intervention. We also have a lovely room for very young children. We provide therapy services for early intervention from birth to middle primary years. Our services are delivered in our clinic, via Telehealth and offer mobile services at childcare, pre-school, school, home and other community settings.

Programs we deliver

Pair Therapy

  • We offer therapy with a peer to work on social goals. This is done on a needs basis and when there is a well matched peer also looking for pair work.

Craft Group

  • This is for 3 to 5 year olds where we offer social groups in the holidays, and where the main activity is art or craft. Within these groups, the child’s individual goals are supported by the therapist.

Meet Our Principal

Rowena Mackiewicz
Practice Principal

Rowena Mackiewicz is an experienced speech pathologist with a commitment to working collaboratively with families to support their child’s communication needs.  She has long held a special interest in working with children with Autism and their families and is passionate about supporting individuals to live a good life. Rowena has always been committed to her own professional journey and loves to learn new and exciting ways to improve interventions. She incorporates many different techniques into her practice. She loves to work with therapists from other disciplines in the best interest of the clients she supports.  Rowena has training in Autism Diagnostic Assessments, It takes Two to Talk, More than Words, Talkability, Key Word Sign and Secret Agents Society facilitation.

Meet Our Team

Our psychologists love being part of a team that has shared goals to provide the very best care for our clients.

We value receiving referrals for complex presentations that require detailed psychometric assessments. We believe that every child has a unique set of abilities and talents that can be discovered and nurtured. With early identification of individual strengths along with any difficulties, we give parents the tools to support their child flourish.

We have undertaken postgraduate training in evidence-based therapy that makes lasting improvements across the lifespan in family relationship functioning, child emotional wellbeing and adolescent mental health. As highly qualified and experienced professionals, we enjoy offering counselling specifically tailored for the needs of each family member.

Please call us on 08 9382 8538 if you would like further information.


Suite 4, 16 Nicholson Road, Subiaco WA 6008