Work and Career Counselling in Toronto
Work and Career Counselling can define or re-define what you want from your career, what your prospects are, and if you are in transition, clarity on where you want to go next. Some reasons why people seek psychotherapy to focus on their career are:
- Balancing work life with family life
- Challenges of Entrepreneurship or Self-Employment
- Changing careers
- Losing your job
- Discrimination in the workplace
- Feeling overworked, under-worked
- Feeling under-valued in your job
- Opening your own business
- Finding work in a global recession
What is Career Counselling & Psychotherapy?
Counselling and Psychotherapy can help immensely in the area of career transitions and issues. During this process we help you set goals, explore motivations, and face challenges. Therapy allows you to develop your potential to make those positive changes in your life - so that you realise and achieve your intention. Our career therapists also motivate you to develop tools and resources to change your current environments, change automatic negative thought patterns and negative self-talk, and promote psychologically healthier patterns of living.
How does Work and Career Counselling at KMA work?
1. 50-Minute Consultation
Psychotherapy and Counselling here at KMA Therapy begins with a 50 minute consultation with our director, Kimberly Moffit, or one of our intake counsellors. In these fifty minutes, we will ask important questions to determine the nature of the problem and treatment approach needed to increase your self-esteem and self-worth, as well as to get a better sense of your personality.
We believe the consultation is very important so we find you a counselor who is the ‘right fit’. The consultation is also a wonderful time to address any questions and concerns you may have. Here we will also provide you with a customized ‘plan of action’ – this includes the recommended career counselor who is best equipped to suit your needs, a recommended duration of therapy (if applicable), and any additional testing or psychological services we feel would be helpful.
The fee for 50-minute consultations is $190 and this is usually covered by your workplace benefits package.
2. 50-Minute Weekly Sessions
After the consultation, clients attend sessions at our clinic on a weekly basis with your assigned therapist for the recommended treatment duration. Here, our objective is to work through the treatment plan, goals, and objectives set in your initial consultation. All sessions after the consultation are 50 minutes in length.
3. Finish and Evaluate
After completing the recommended program, we check in for another consultation appointment to check in on what your experience was like. If you’re still struggling (and everyone takes a different amount of time to work through issues), we may recommend continued therapy to keep you on the right track. If you’re feeling like you’ve made significant improvement in your issues, your weekly therapy ends here. We will likely give you reading materials to help you along the way and you’re welcome to come back for a check-in session at any time. After your therapy, we always love to hear how you’re doing and what you’ve accomplished!
Self-Help Reading on Career and Motivation & Counselling
“The Answer” – by John Assaraf and Murray Smith (2008).
“The Success Principles” by Jack Canfield (2006).
“AmBITCHous” by Debra Condren (2006).
‘Rich Dad, Poor Dad” by Robert Kiyosaki (2007).
“What Colour is Your Parachute?” (2012)