trained with the founders of perhaps the longest established career counselling
consultancy in London. In 2001, she opened her own company and has advised
literally thousands of clients over the years. As a career change advisor, one
learns so much from oneâ€™s clients; Sherridan has steered individuals from all
fields into more appropriate careers. One manâ€™s meat is another manâ€™s poison!
It is important for a career consultant, especially in London, to understand
the market. It is important to understand what a career is really like; most
common complaints about the work and culture, as well as the positive aspects.
It is important to understand what types of people thrive and what types
struggle in the different fields. She learns from the horseâ€™s mouth.
Career change consultants in London are constantly dealing with
the flood of graduates and young people who have come to the City to make their
fortune. It may be relatively soon after their arrival when they are still
stuck in the â€˜summerâ€™ job they took to start paying their debts, or it may be
further down the line, when they have decided that their chosen field is not
quite what they thought it would be. In career counselling consultancy, we
recognise the â€˜quarter life crisisâ€™ as well as the â€˜mid-life crisisâ€™ period of
re-evaluation. Sometimes, after a few years, graduates will resign and go
travelling again, but without good careers advice, they may fall back into
unchallenging work or waste time in low level and unfulfilling roles.
Although a career
consultant based in London, Sherridan has advised individuals from all over the
country and, indeed, the world. She can administer assessments digitally and
then conduct consultations on Zoom. Sherridan has been able to expand her reach
and clients do not have to incur the time and costs of travelling. Of course,
some clients prefer to come to London for a face to face career counselling
consultancy, and they often combine this with a visit to family and friends, or
just a fun time in the City.
Unlike many other
career change consultants in London, Sherridan is a qualified chartered
psychologist. Many candidates will have undertaken psychometric assessments for
jobs, but they rarely receive detailed feedback about the outcomes and implications
of their results. Even if they have received some feedback, they may not know
how to match the outcomes with suitable careers. If completing an assessment
for a job, one is also likely to try to skew results to appear favourably to
the employer; this is one opportunity to be totally honest and to not be
judged! Many London based career
consultants are very corporate. Sherridan takes a very individualised and
personal approach, advising clients from 15 years to 55 years, at all levels
and from all backgrounds. Reports are personally written and not computer
generated, and fees are pitched to be affordable.
I am a Chartered Occupational Psychologist with nearly 28 years experience in Career Counselling and Assessment. You may have seen me quoted in the media. The vast majority of my clients come through recommendation, both from previous clients and from referring therapists, counsellor and psychiatrists. The ripple effect often results in me seeing whole families, their flatmates, work colleagues, friends and even, in due course, their off-spring!
I truly believe that my model is unbeatable; indeed, many of the ostensibly well-qualified and experienced career consultants whom I have trained over the years have been astounded by the power, effectiveness and comprehensiveness of the approach. Clients are amazed that within a day, I am able to find solutions to career dilemmas which have been puzzling them for years.
What I Do
I will consider the type of career, role, organisation and level which is likely to suit you. My tools are psychometric measures exploring interests, values, aptitudes (seven types of reasoning) and personality. These enable me to identify what motivates you, what are likely to be strengths and to come most naturally, and what kind of person you are (impacting preferences, and potential role and organisational matches).
Many organisations use narrative reports which cannot place results into the context of one's life situation, and which mostly fail to cross-reference motivation, ability and personality factors. For example, I have seen a computer-generated report suggesting that someone could consider clinical psychology or investment banking as potential careers (no consideration of values), or that a person might explore becoming a motorcycle courier or a pilot (no consideration of suitable level).
My psychological training is valuable in the counselling component of the day; I explore why you have made decisions to date, the impact of others and personality on choices, current circumstances, future aspirations and practical possibilities. Many clients are prompted to come by a life trauma, e.g. a life-threatening illness, death of someone close, burn-out and breakdown, redundancy or divorce, and many say ï¿½I wish I had come years ago!
Brief details are given below, but do explore the detailed descriptions and fees on the tabs above, to decide which service would best meet your requirements:
Career Design Programme is designed for under 25-year-olds. It can include advice on A levels, Vocational courses, Apprenticeships, Degree choices and potential Career options.
Career Analysis Programme would suit those looking for Career Development, Career Progression, Career Evaluation or Career Change (total or partial), as well as Career Returners.
Getting Jobs Programme is suitable for those who are already certain what they want to do, but who need some help with Self-marketing, CVs, Assessment Centres and Interview Techniques.
Zoom Consultation and on-line (Zoom) is a (Skype, Zoom, or telephone) service for those whose budget, mobility or available time does not run to the comprehensive, full-day programme.
Redundancy Programme, as the description suggests, is appropriate for redundantees needing to re-evaluate and self-market.
Perfectionist's Programme considers the implications of perfectionism in the work-place and provides the best guarantee possible that a career is suitable, even if just rubber-stamping an idea which you may have been deliberating on.
Ex-service and Veterans Programme is suitable for ex-military and public service personnel who may be feeling bewildered by civilian career options.
For more details about the programmes available in London, please do not hesitate to call me on
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