The career aspect of counselling involves an exploration of your interests, personality, and values. We will discuss your talents and aptitudes as well as your preferred ways of being in the world. For lawyers and law students, it can involve finding your fit within the legal profession or assistance with career transition.
Prior to our first meeting, I will send you a consent form that outlines the confidentiality of the counselling process. When we have our first meeting, I’ll be interested in hearing about your current career experience, the path you journeyed to get to where you are now (such as past experiences with work, education, and family influences), as well as your hopes and ideas for what you want in the future from your career and life. From there, we will collaboratively create career exploration or transition goals. I often recommend the completion of reflective exercises in-between sessions. Clients often report feeling a sense of excitement and hope after our first meeting.
As part of your career counselling experience, I offer you the option of completing psychometric assessments. We can review current labour market information so that you are apprised of salary expectations and job opportunities for the occupations you are most interested in. I can show you how to research educational opportunities in the fields you are interested in studying.
We can also review your resume together to ensure it includes your personality qualities and strengths in addition to your work experiences so that it is a genuine representation of YOU! Strategies to tailor your resume to online application formats can also be discussed.
Please email your resume in advance of our first meeting.