Careers Counselling

Anyone who is in a state of change or ready for a state of change. Statistics show that out of every 100 people, 50 are happy in their job, 30 are actively looking for another job and 20 are thinking about it. At least one third of job hunters abandon this quest because they get blocked and give up.

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PATHWAYS COUNSELLING SERVICES KAREN BUCKLAND
CAREER COUNSELLING

Who needs career Counselling?

Anyone who is in a state of change or ready for a state of change. Statistics show that out of every 100 people, 50 are happy in their job, 30 are actively looking for another job and 20 are thinking about it. At least one third of job hunters abandon this quest because they get blocked and give up.

What kind of career counselling does pathways counselling offer ?

 

Individual Counselling

The basic principles of career
counselling are:

1) What do you want to do?
2) What’s stopping you from doing it?
3) What are you doing about it?

Understanding the answers to one of these questions will help you
in your understanding of the other two. Counselling on a one to
one basis will help you, within the safety and confidentiality of the
counselling room, to explore this.

Pathways Counselling Services

Group Counselling

While individual career counselling is largely talking about it, career groups give participants many opportunities for ‘doing it’. These are not lectures or discussion groups but are fun, and can be powerful vehicles for behaviour change. People who were previously ‘stuck’ in their careers can charge ahead as a result of skills learned and insights gained. Group counselling is also great for groups of teenagers at the beginning of the school year because then kids have an idea of what they are working for. Groups are organised according to the individual characteristics of applicants, and time frames vary from one two-hour workshop to up to four sessions, depending on the needs of the group. Fees are negotiated accordingly.

Annual Career Checkup

No matter how well a person’s career is going there is often the sense that it could be better Sometimes it’s possible for people to ‘change their job without changing their job’. Recasting a job description or being creative about an already existing business can be refreshingly fruitful. Check in once a year to see if your career is healthy e.g. a good time to do this is around your birthday. Is your job meeting your needs? What problems or career ailments need to be addressed? Check in for one of these and you will be sent a questionnaire to fill out prior to the appointment. It will provide some insights and direction for you so that the discussion emerging in the counselling session will have you regarding the $100 fee as the best investment you ever made.

Hotline service for people who have lost their jobs

How do you start over after job loss? The feelings can be many – shock, bewilderment, possible crisis in self worth, sense of alienation and isolation. Getting laid off isn’t just a career crisis – it touches every aspect of your life. However there are some basic and very useful principles for handling this that can turn a ‘would-be catastrophe’ into a plan of action that becomes a positive spring-board launching you into the next stage of your life. Ring into the hotline on 07- 3781828 between the hours of 9am and 11am, Monday to Friday, and learn how to do this in a short conversation discussing whatever stage of job loss you are at and discover: 1) the best thing you can do for that stage 2) the worst thing you can do and 3) the first thing you should do. There is no charge for this service.