Career counselling and career coaching - how it should work

Career counselling or career coaching is more that just ‘taking a personality test’ and ‘picking a career’. Good career coaching should be able to offer much deeper reflection about where you might want to go, and how you might want to get there. Career counselling can also help shrink any self-doubt, under-confidence, or anxiety, that may arise, and can help you create realistic steps to achieving your career goals. Most importantly, a good career coach or career counsellor is one who…

What ‘holistic counselling’ means to me

At some point in our lives, we’ve all heard someone suggest counselling. When you think about counselling, you might imagine laying on a sofa, while someone asks you about your childhood. Thankfully, there is more than one kind of counselling. Holistic counselling is a form of counselling focused on the entirety of an individual. Holistic counselling considers not only the mind, but also the body and spirit and how…

What does it mean to have self-compassion?

For many years there has been something of a society-wide quest for high self-esteem. If we aren’t feeling great about ourselves then something is wrong… right? We all should feel great, attractive and successful, pretty much all of the time. But I know that I...