private career guidance counsellors are prone to be quite corporate,
specialising more in outplacement services for corporate clients. They favour a
‘hard sell’, inviting you into for a free consultation and then telling you
about plans to land you a job on £100k, for extortionate fees! Unlike these
private career guidance counsellors, who may have no psychological or HR
qualifications, we are business psychologists bound by professional ethics and
standards. We believe that, if you are worthy of a £100k per year job, you will
not need to pay someone to help you get it!
We believe that once you know what to pitch for, the how to get the job
becomes easier, and you will not need extensive hand-holding.
private career guidance counsellors claim to include psychometric assessment,
but in reality may simply offer a questionnaire which is not professionally
designed and validated by a psychologist, nor interpreted by a trained
professional. We believe that a full diagnostic assessment is important. You have to be confident that you will be
playing to your strengths and interests in your work, and thus are more likely
to be satisfied and successful. When clear about why this course, career or job
is right for you, you can then tailor your CV and sell yourself better in an
application or interview.
one leaves education, it can be hard to find career counselling in the UK. It
can also be difficult to find the right, in depth service for a pocket friendly
fee. We believe that our private career guidance counsellors are some of the
best trained and qualified professionals, and the numerous recommendations and
referrals which we receive suggests that previous clients and other clinicians
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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