Firms of career analysts have been established in London
since the mid 60s. Sherridan Hughes trained with one of the pioneer firms, and
indeed, with the founders who established an unbeatable model. Since the 90s,
when psychometric assessment took off,
career analysts have been popping up throughout the UK. However, not all adopt such an intensive and
“Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from
“That depends a good deal on where you want to
get to,” said the Cat.
“I don’t much care where–” said Alice.
“Then it doesn’t matter which way you go,” said
“–so long as I get SOMEWHERE,” Alice added as an
“Oh, you’re sure to do that,” said the Cat, “if
you only walk long enough.”
Throughout the UK, career analysts try to identify where
someone should be heading and they point them in the right direction. Some career guidance counsellors will start
by just asking people which fields appeal, not always helpful when someone is feeling
lost or is limited in their experience of work. Career analysts undertake more
detailed examination of the individual and advise on study and career paths
matching interests, aptitudes and personality. Typically,
scientifically-designed, psychometric tests
are employed. However, not all UK based career analysts are psychologists and
not all offer such comprehensive assessment as London based career consultant,
Sherridan Hughes, who benefits from over 25 years experience. Some advisors
will simply offer a personality measure and others just an interest
questionnaire, but it is important to understand what someone wants to do, what they can do and what kind of person they are, if to really be able to advise
Some career analysts in London and elsewhere use computer
generated reports. A computer cannot really interpret results as well as a
trained professional, especially as some results are quite situational; one has
to understand the context. For example, if someone has had a bullying boss,
they may be more detached, anxious and self-doubting than normal. Interests may
reflect familiarity, earning power, kudos or fantasy, rather than their ability
or personality. There has to be some discussion to understand where someone is
Based in London, career analyst, Sherridan Hughes has
advised people all round the world on their choices of A Levels, degree or
career. She believes that the model she uses remains unbeatable; certainly when
she trains other (even experienced) career analysts, they are impressed by the
amount that can be gleaned from the psychometric tests, and the majority of her
clients come though referral from fellow clinician or previous satisfied
As a Chartered Psychologist with nearly 25 years experience in career counselling and literally thousands of satisfied clients, I know that the very best results come from a two way dialogue. I work with the client to find solutions and clarify thinking, considering career and lifestyle needs and matches.
Why choose me in
I am a Chartered Psychologist expert in career assessment, analysis and counselling - a proven Career Catalyst. Many clients are at very low ebb when they come and are often prompted by some personal trauma. Others may just be perfectionists seeking to check they are on the right track.
This comprehensive, professional and personal service includes thorough psychometric assessment, in-depth face to face counselling, practical advice and a personally-written report (not just a computer-generated narrative). I see just one client per day to ensure full attention is given to each case.
My model is appropriate for all and identifies the real you and matches your motivation, values, aptitudes, personality and personal circumstances to career areas, and to level, role and organisational type ensuring maximum fulfillment and potential is realised. The two way discussion and logical, objective style with results presented both visually and verbally, ensures total client buy-in, direction and confidence to act.
I have nearly 25 years experience, consistently positive feedback and a constant stream of recommendations (click on the main website link above right to see client comments).
Competitive fees (under 25 yrs 545; over 25 yrs 645 -no additional VAT - I am charged out at much more as a freelancer, but have low overheads when working from home!) These include lunch, taxiing from the station, and a two year contact period (should a reference for a course or comments on a CV etc be required).
I am a recognised career change expert often quoted in media (BBC News 24 and Radio 4, The Times, Red Magazine etc), and one of the few career consultants recommended in the career bible 'What Color is Your Parachute' . I have recently written a careers guide for Trotman Education, entitled Working in Accountancy.
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