Career Guidance Therapists in Ottawa, ON

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Priscilla Jabouin Career Coach Counsellor
Counsellor, MA, CCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K2B  (Online Only)
You’re ready for a career change but you have NO IDEA what your next step would be.
Imagine, you’ve been working for 15+ years and you’re unhappy in your career. You’re about to turn 40 and you don’t understand why this dissatisfaction has been following you in every single job you’ve ever held. You might even wonder if there’s something wrong with you? (FYI - no nothing is wrong with you).
You’re ready for a career change but you have NO IDEA what your next step would be.
Imagine, you’ve been working for 15+ years and you’re unhappy in your career. You’re about to turn 40 and you don’t understand why this dissatisfaction has been following you in every single job you’ve ever held. You might even wonder if there’s something wrong with you? (FYI - no nothing is wrong with you).
(343) 304-6437 View (343) 304-6437
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Askwith Counselling Services
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, CCC
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1G  (Online Only)
Also, career issues, choices, and changes are a central hub impacting other life areas.
What matters most is finding the right support for you, getting to workable solutions through professional collaboration with the right counsellor. For many life challenges, this means having a professional ally like Howard, as thousands of satisfied clients have experienced first-hand. After 15 years of counselling experience in Vancouver campus and agency settings, he recently spent over 2.5 years as a popular counsellor for students at Algonquin College, assisting adult students addressing challenges on a range of the "issues" listed on this page. Howard relishes fostering mental health, wellness, and strategies for adult life.
Also, career issues, choices, and changes are a central hub impacting other life areas.
What matters most is finding the right support for you, getting to workable solutions through professional collaboration with the right counsellor. For many life challenges, this means having a professional ally like Howard, as thousands of satisfied clients have experienced first-hand. After 15 years of counselling experience in Vancouver campus and agency settings, he recently spent over 2.5 years as a popular counsellor for students at Algonquin College, assisting adult students addressing challenges on a range of the "issues" listed on this page. Howard relishes fostering mental health, wellness, and strategies for adult life.
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Britt-Mari Sykes
PhD, CCS, CWS, CES, CIS
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1Y  (Online Only)
As a career counsellor I support and guide my clients in a reflective and strategic process, helping them to identify and leverage the power of their lived experiences and diverse talents. I work with clients who are seeking perspective, clarity and customized approaches as they navigate change, challenges, and fulfillment in their career lives. I coach clients who are experiencing stress/burnout to discover and integrate positive and sustainable solutions. I assist young adults in building the foundations for a career life. I help clients redefine and create new work after age 60, and map out personally meaningful next steps.
As a career counsellor I support and guide my clients in a reflective and strategic process, helping them to identify and leverage the power of their lived experiences and diverse talents. I work with clients who are seeking perspective, clarity and customized approaches as they navigate change, challenges, and fulfillment in their career lives. I coach clients who are experiencing stress/burnout to discover and integrate positive and sustainable solutions. I assist young adults in building the foundations for a career life. I help clients redefine and create new work after age 60, and map out personally meaningful next steps.
(613) 701-9525 View (613) 701-9525
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Erin Leslie
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K2P  (Online Only)
Sometimes in your career you hit a point where you don’t know how much farther the current approach will take you. You wonder how much more you can handle of the day-to-day operational pressures. Moments when you feel it’s time to pivot and take a leap of faith to what you love. Environmental factors e.g., COVID-19 Pandemic or changes in family dynamics, can force you to re-evaluate what is important to you and your career; it takes courage and tenacity to create a balanced life. How do you calm the anxiety about shifting career gears and develop your emotional capacity for a more fulfilling career or self-employment pathway?
Sometimes in your career you hit a point where you don’t know how much farther the current approach will take you. You wonder how much more you can handle of the day-to-day operational pressures. Moments when you feel it’s time to pivot and take a leap of faith to what you love. Environmental factors e.g., COVID-19 Pandemic or changes in family dynamics, can force you to re-evaluate what is important to you and your career; it takes courage and tenacity to create a balanced life. How do you calm the anxiety about shifting career gears and develop your emotional capacity for a more fulfilling career or self-employment pathway?
(343) 305-1196 View (343) 305-1196
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First Step Men's Therapy
Registered Social Worker, RSW, Hons BA, MACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1T  (Online Only)
My specialities include: ADHD, anxiety, sports performance, autism, depression, grief, divorce, infidelity, career guidance, behavioural issues, men's issues, parenting, stress, insomnia, life coaching, addiction, chronic pain, and substance use.
Finding a therapist can be overwhelming! The men I see feel stuck, lost, powerless, distracted, disconnected, or broken. Men often struggle with their mental health without seeking help for far too long. I work with men from all walks of life who struggle with managing ADHD and other neurodivergent challenges, career and life transitions, sports performance anxiety, depression, grief and loss, and addiction. In each of these instances, my aim is to help provide a safe, supportive, and therapeutic setting for you to learn more about yourself and find healing. Book a free 20-minute consultation by clicking the "website" button now.
My specialities include: ADHD, anxiety, sports performance, autism, depression, grief, divorce, infidelity, career guidance, behavioural issues, men's issues, parenting, stress, insomnia, life coaching, addiction, chronic pain, and substance use.
Finding a therapist can be overwhelming! The men I see feel stuck, lost, powerless, distracted, disconnected, or broken. Men often struggle with their mental health without seeking help for far too long. I work with men from all walks of life who struggle with managing ADHD and other neurodivergent challenges, career and life transitions, sports performance anxiety, depression, grief and loss, and addiction. In each of these instances, my aim is to help provide a safe, supportive, and therapeutic setting for you to learn more about yourself and find healing. Book a free 20-minute consultation by clicking the "website" button now.
(289) 216-5075 View (289) 216-5075
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Helen Ofosu
PhD, MA
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1P  (Online Only)
Do you need help with a work-related decision or problem? Looking for a better job? I can help you get inside the mind of a hiring manager. Changing career direction due to illness or injury? I use 20 years of experience and a PhD in Work/Business Psychology to solve career & HR problems. I specialize in career issues faced by high earners, underemployed specialists, mature employees, diversity & inclusion, and sensitive/high stakes HR matters. Your own Career & HR Psychology Specialist is as close as your smartphone. You have nothing to lose and may have everything to gain. The first 15 minutes are free. Discreet & confidential.
Do you need help with a work-related decision or problem? Looking for a better job? I can help you get inside the mind of a hiring manager. Changing career direction due to illness or injury? I use 20 years of experience and a PhD in Work/Business Psychology to solve career & HR problems. I specialize in career issues faced by high earners, underemployed specialists, mature employees, diversity & inclusion, and sensitive/high stakes HR matters. Your own Career & HR Psychology Specialist is as close as your smartphone. You have nothing to lose and may have everything to gain. The first 15 minutes are free. Discreet & confidential.
(833) 928-0476 View (833) 928-0476
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Wendy Woods
CPCC, PCC, MBA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K2P
Would you like to move up in your career, change jobs or improve your leadership skills? Are you struggling with work life balance? Want to clarify your vision - professionally or personally? Are you ready to be a stronger leader that can easily communicate with senior leadership as well as inspire your team?
Would you like to move up in your career, change jobs or improve your leadership skills? Are you struggling with work life balance? Want to clarify your vision - professionally or personally? Are you ready to be a stronger leader that can easily communicate with senior leadership as well as inspire your team?
(855) 725-6511 View (855) 725-6511
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Melanie Barlow | High-Functioning Anxiety | Adhd | Career Stress | Trauma
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), Intern
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1A  (Online Only)
Having worked in a demanding corporate career for a decade prior to becoming a therapist, I specialize in helping type A anxious women tame their intellectualizing, overthinking brains.
You're smart, successful, driven - but you're stuck. On the outside nobody would guess it, but on the inside you feel torn apart. Your anxiety is relentless, your inner critic berates your every word, you can never get caught up on your to-do list, and no matter how much praise you get - you simply don't believe it. You wonder if you have anxiety, or maybe it's ADHD, or maybe even depression or past trauma. You definitely know you can't relax, it's hard to even stay still. You've read the self-help books, tried meditation, mental health walks, journaling...You know at the core you need to "love yourself", but truly don't know how
Having worked in a demanding corporate career for a decade prior to becoming a therapist, I specialize in helping type A anxious women tame their intellectualizing, overthinking brains.
You're smart, successful, driven - but you're stuck. On the outside nobody would guess it, but on the inside you feel torn apart. Your anxiety is relentless, your inner critic berates your every word, you can never get caught up on your to-do list, and no matter how much praise you get - you simply don't believe it. You wonder if you have anxiety, or maybe it's ADHD, or maybe even depression or past trauma. You definitely know you can't relax, it's hard to even stay still. You've read the self-help books, tried meditation, mental health walks, journaling...You know at the core you need to "love yourself", but truly don't know how
(226) 605-5011 View (226) 605-5011
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Alison Christine Macpherson
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, RP
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K2E  (Online Only)
For 10 + years, I have provided therapy to a wide variety of different people and problems. Common topics that I have experience working with are anxiety, depression, relationships, trauma, and career counseling. I aim to work with you to co-construct a life you want to live to feel empowered by your choices. My approach to our sessions is warm, responsive, and playful. I want sessions to be useful and welcome honesty, feedback, and laughter in sessions.
For 10 + years, I have provided therapy to a wide variety of different people and problems. Common topics that I have experience working with are anxiety, depression, relationships, trauma, and career counseling. I aim to work with you to co-construct a life you want to live to feel empowered by your choices. My approach to our sessions is warm, responsive, and playful. I want sessions to be useful and welcome honesty, feedback, and laughter in sessions.
(289) 273-3053 View (289) 273-3053
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Career Coaching Today
BA , DIP CWC
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1A
As a qualified Career Coach, I have over 10 years experience in helping motivate more than 7000 clients to chart career paths and maintain healthy life choices.
My clients range in age and experience from young people seeking to enter the workforce to individuals in mid-life seeking a new career direction. I have extensive experience in helping individuals cope with work-related stressors and in developing strategies for maintaining a well-balanced lifestyle.
As a qualified Career Coach, I have over 10 years experience in helping motivate more than 7000 clients to chart career paths and maintain healthy life choices.
My clients range in age and experience from young people seeking to enter the workforce to individuals in mid-life seeking a new career direction. I have extensive experience in helping individuals cope with work-related stressors and in developing strategies for maintaining a well-balanced lifestyle.
(647) 360-6543 View (647) 360-6543
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Ashley Talbot (Stress And Self Esteem Therapy) (Career Counselling)
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, CCDP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1R  (Online Only)
Are you experiencing challenges at work that are affecting your stress levels and self-esteem? Is it time for a career change but you don't know where to start? Sometimes, stress, and career woes get hard to shake off. We all need support during those challenging stretches of the journey. You find that you function fine, but all the little stressors of daily life are building up. You want insight into why this is happening and how to solve it. Let’s work together, talk it through, and sort it all out so you can reclaim power over your journey. My goal is to help you find clarity and confidence. End survival-mode and start thriving!
Are you experiencing challenges at work that are affecting your stress levels and self-esteem? Is it time for a career change but you don't know where to start? Sometimes, stress, and career woes get hard to shake off. We all need support during those challenging stretches of the journey. You find that you function fine, but all the little stressors of daily life are building up. You want insight into why this is happening and how to solve it. Let’s work together, talk it through, and sort it all out so you can reclaim power over your journey. My goal is to help you find clarity and confidence. End survival-mode and start thriving!
(289) 216-8418 View (289) 216-8418
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Kyle Mueller
Psychologist, C Psych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K2H
I offer clients evidence-based recommendations based on their cognitive and learning profile in order to maximize their functioning within home, educational, and career settings.
My practice focuses on providing high quality Psychological and Psychoeducational assessments for individuals who are experiencing concerns including ADHD, Learning Disabilities/Disorders, Giftedness, Intellectual Disability, Behavioural Challenges, and other associated difficulties that may impact an individual's functioning. I emphasize an evidence-based approach, and focus on providing my clients with practical recommendations to assist and support their learning and functioning. Clients interested in services at our clinic are encouraged to call, email, or utilize the online booking feature of the Waystone Psychology website.
I offer clients evidence-based recommendations based on their cognitive and learning profile in order to maximize their functioning within home, educational, and career settings.
My practice focuses on providing high quality Psychological and Psychoeducational assessments for individuals who are experiencing concerns including ADHD, Learning Disabilities/Disorders, Giftedness, Intellectual Disability, Behavioural Challenges, and other associated difficulties that may impact an individual's functioning. I emphasize an evidence-based approach, and focus on providing my clients with practical recommendations to assist and support their learning and functioning. Clients interested in services at our clinic are encouraged to call, email, or utilize the online booking feature of the Waystone Psychology website.
(613) 402-1698 View (613) 402-1698
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Nikki Clarke
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, CCC
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K2S  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I am a Registered Psychotherapist who works with adolescents (18 and older), adults and seniors in a safe and supportive environment to help with the treatment of depression, anxiety, self-esteem, grief and loss, relationship issues, life transitions, identity, problems adjusting to life situations, career decision making and stress management. I am collaborative in my approach and work with clients to help increase awareness, gain insight and translate the new insight into moving forward in different ways. In addition, I focus on helping clients identify and build on existing strengths and develop resilience.
I am a Registered Psychotherapist who works with adolescents (18 and older), adults and seniors in a safe and supportive environment to help with the treatment of depression, anxiety, self-esteem, grief and loss, relationship issues, life transitions, identity, problems adjusting to life situations, career decision making and stress management. I am collaborative in my approach and work with clients to help increase awareness, gain insight and translate the new insight into moving forward in different ways. In addition, I focus on helping clients identify and build on existing strengths and develop resilience.
(343) 312-5552 View (343) 312-5552
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Danielle Bigras
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd
Verified Verified
11 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1R  (Online Only)
Sometimes life’s challenges may leave us feeling stuck and we can use a bit of support to help navigate through them. I see my work to be like a lamp post on a dark street, I help to shine some light so you can figure out where you want to go. You might be looking for help in living a more enriching emotional life, improve your relationships with self and others, and have more tools to deal with life’s difficulties and more fully enjoy each moment. My job is to provide you with a safe, compassionate space to explore and enhance your wellness. I know what it's like to sit in the client's chair, I've been there!
Sometimes life’s challenges may leave us feeling stuck and we can use a bit of support to help navigate through them. I see my work to be like a lamp post on a dark street, I help to shine some light so you can figure out where you want to go. You might be looking for help in living a more enriching emotional life, improve your relationships with self and others, and have more tools to deal with life’s difficulties and more fully enjoy each moment. My job is to provide you with a safe, compassionate space to explore and enhance your wellness. I know what it's like to sit in the client's chair, I've been there!
(249) 202-2046 View (249) 202-2046
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Philippa Klein
Registered Social Worker, MSW, PSW, OCSWSSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1Y  (Online Only)
A depth of experience working with relationships, anxiety, career issues, sexuality and the generalized existential angst we are undergoing in these very unstable times.
As a social work trained psychotherapist (Ontario) with over a decade of private practice experience, I hope to bring an open and accepting mind to a wide variety of clientele. Finding a good fit in a therapist is so hard, especially if it is your first time reaching out for help. It can be daunting. To me a good therapeutic space is one in which trust and compassion can be established, where a person can feel both supported and sometimes gently challenged, and where a relationship is created in which one can feel not only heard, but also understood.
A depth of experience working with relationships, anxiety, career issues, sexuality and the generalized existential angst we are undergoing in these very unstable times.
As a social work trained psychotherapist (Ontario) with over a decade of private practice experience, I hope to bring an open and accepting mind to a wide variety of clientele. Finding a good fit in a therapist is so hard, especially if it is your first time reaching out for help. It can be daunting. To me a good therapeutic space is one in which trust and compassion can be established, where a person can feel both supported and sometimes gently challenged, and where a relationship is created in which one can feel not only heard, but also understood.
(343) 306-1465 View (343) 306-1465
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Mélissa Lafrance
Registered Psychotherapist, MÉd, RP, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1N  (Online Only)
I specialize in mental health support for post-secondary students, including those in college, university, medical school, graduate studies, fellowships & recent graduates. As a psychotherapist with over 14 years of experince working at the University of Ottawa in both mental health & career counselling, I am passionate about assisting you in prioritizing your mental health and overall well-being. My aim is to establish a safe and supportive space where you can freely explore your thoughts and emotions without fear of judgment. Together, we can develop the necessary tools to help you thrive both personally and professionally.
I specialize in mental health support for post-secondary students, including those in college, university, medical school, graduate studies, fellowships & recent graduates. As a psychotherapist with over 14 years of experince working at the University of Ottawa in both mental health & career counselling, I am passionate about assisting you in prioritizing your mental health and overall well-being. My aim is to establish a safe and supportive space where you can freely explore your thoughts and emotions without fear of judgment. Together, we can develop the necessary tools to help you thrive both personally and professionally.
(343) 305-5693 View (343) 305-5693
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Cindy Bekkedam
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP(Q), RD, MACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1Y  (Online Only)
I have experience supporting human beings with chronic illness and pain, eating disorders, relationship with food, burnout, job-related stress, giftedness, creativity/art, ADHD and highly sensitive people.
Feeling anxious, caught in the cycle of people-pleasing or struggling with an eating disorder? Are you disconnected from your true self or struggling with relationships? Childhood trauma can have lasting effects that limit us, impacting our self-esteem, direction, and relationships. If you're navigating the conditioning from emotionally immature or neglectful parents, or if relationships don't feel safe, holistic psychotherapy can be your compass for healing. There's hope for breaking free from old patterns, knowing your true needs and desires, and living a life aligned with your authentic self, not just societal expectations.
I have experience supporting human beings with chronic illness and pain, eating disorders, relationship with food, burnout, job-related stress, giftedness, creativity/art, ADHD and highly sensitive people.
Feeling anxious, caught in the cycle of people-pleasing or struggling with an eating disorder? Are you disconnected from your true self or struggling with relationships? Childhood trauma can have lasting effects that limit us, impacting our self-esteem, direction, and relationships. If you're navigating the conditioning from emotionally immature or neglectful parents, or if relationships don't feel safe, holistic psychotherapy can be your compass for healing. There's hope for breaking free from old patterns, knowing your true needs and desires, and living a life aligned with your authentic self, not just societal expectations.
(343) 655-2646 View (343) 655-2646
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YourTherapist Psychotherapy and Counselling
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1P
Career counselling and clinical supervision are also available and offered by highly trained professionals.
YourTherapist Psychotherapy and Counselling is a specialized mental health clinic that provides evidence-based, compassionate, and affordable mental health services across Ontario. Our highly skilled psychotherapists have been extensively trained to treat a variety of mental illnesses with interventions that are personalized to each client’s needs, including psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, and Trauma-Focused Interventions to individuals, couples, and families.
Career counselling and clinical supervision are also available and offered by highly trained professionals.
YourTherapist Psychotherapy and Counselling is a specialized mental health clinic that provides evidence-based, compassionate, and affordable mental health services across Ontario. Our highly skilled psychotherapists have been extensively trained to treat a variety of mental illnesses with interventions that are personalized to each client’s needs, including psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, and Trauma-Focused Interventions to individuals, couples, and families.
(343) 304-6238 View (343) 304-6238
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Jaswir Dhillon
Registered Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1P  (Online Only)
I work with individuals and couples who are experiencing trauma, anxiety, depression, grief/loss, relationship challenges, and career and workplace difficulties. I specialize in the treatment of childhood and intergenerational trauma. I can help you calm dysregulated nervous system responses, deepen your understanding of yourself, increase emotional awareness and improve emotional regulation, work with you to confront and shift self-limiting beliefs and response patterns, and help you cultivate self-acceptance and self-love.
I work with individuals and couples who are experiencing trauma, anxiety, depression, grief/loss, relationship challenges, and career and workplace difficulties. I specialize in the treatment of childhood and intergenerational trauma. I can help you calm dysregulated nervous system responses, deepen your understanding of yourself, increase emotional awareness and improve emotional regulation, work with you to confront and shift self-limiting beliefs and response patterns, and help you cultivate self-acceptance and self-love.
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Aline Maia
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, MEd
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K2A
Accepting new clients! I am glad you are considering therapy! Whatever you are going through: depression, anxiety, difficult relationships, career changes - my big message to you is that it can get better! I've helped countless people make amazing progress in their lives and I can assure you: life gets better when you take concrete steps to work on yourself. I believe in the power of human connection to transform patters that no longer serve my clients. Therapy is a safe space for self-exploration, humour and concrete steps towards change.
Accepting new clients! I am glad you are considering therapy! Whatever you are going through: depression, anxiety, difficult relationships, career changes - my big message to you is that it can get better! I've helped countless people make amazing progress in their lives and I can assure you: life gets better when you take concrete steps to work on yourself. I believe in the power of human connection to transform patters that no longer serve my clients. Therapy is a safe space for self-exploration, humour and concrete steps towards change.
(343) 307-5982 View (343) 307-5982

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Career Guidance Counsellors

How do I know if I need career counselling?

Determining whether a career counsellor is needed involves assessing one's current career and identifying what changes can be made to improve one's overall quality of life. In particular, feelings of loss of motivation, fatigue, anxiety, depression, procrastination, or ongoing levels of high stress can all be indicative of a need for career-related counselling. In addition, individuals changing jobs may want the decision-making support or self-reflection opportunities provided by a career counsellor.

Who can benefit from career counselling?

Anyone can benefit from the self-reflection, skill development, and stress management techniques that career counselling can provide. However, individuals who are feeling overwhelmed or burnt out with their current job and individuals considering a major career change may particularly benefit from career counselling to improve their wellbeing. Additionally, individuals who are facing issues in their current job, such as coworker relationship challenges or not meeting performance goals, may benefit from the perspective that a career counsellor can provide. College-age or young professionals may also uniquely benefit from career counselling as they make key decisions surrounding education and job training that will impact their career trajectory.

How long does career counselling typically last?

The length of career counselling can vary greatly depending on the needs of the individual and what type of support they are seeking Career coaching or advising services—which serve clients in a specific, goal-oriented capacity—often last for a shorter duration and are sometimes only a single session or a few sessions in length. In contrast, career counselling as part of a more integrative therapeutic relationship with a counsellor may last longer, particularly if the issues faced by the client are longstanding and/or more complex in nature; in such cases, individuals may expect therapy to last multiple months or longer.

How to prepare for career counselling?

Clients can prepare for career counselling sessions by outlining the specific topics they would like to address with the counsellor, such as current job challenges or hopes for the future of their career. Compiling one's thoughts on such topics often requires reflection on one's career and future goals, which in itself can be beneficial for session preparation. Clients may also want to put together a list of questions they would like to ask the counsellor, particularly if the career counsellor they are seeing has particular expertise in a given career area. Conducting research into potential future jobs, training opportunities, or support resources in one's area may also help clients prepare for career counselling by providing them with a background of what resources are available in their area.