Career and motivational therapy can help you figure out what you want from your career, what your goals are, and where you might want to go next. Some reasons why people look to psychotherapy to help them in their professional life:
- They want a better work to home life balance
- They face challenges as entrepreneurs or self-employed individuals
- They’re thinking about or in the process of changing careers
- They’ve lost their job, or fear losing their job
- They face discrimination in the workplace
- They are feeling overworked, or underworked
- They feel unappreciated or undervalued in their job
- They are starting their own business
- They are looking for work in a global recession
What is Career Counselling and Psychotherapy?
Psychotherapy and counselling can help you achieve lasting changes in your career. Our career therapists at Mind + Zest help you set objectives, explore options, and face obstacles. Therapy allows you to explore and develop your skills and execute your full potential. Our career counsellors develop treatment programs which enable you to take control: we help you develop the tools to change your environment into a more manageable one, we interrupt negative thought patterns and ‘self-talk’, and we promote healthier, more positive patterns of behavior.
How does Career and Motivational Counselling at Mind + Zest Work?
1. 15-minute intake Session
We begin with a 15-minute intake session with one of our dedicated intake specialists.
During these 15-minutes, we dig deep, and try to identify the issue you are looking to address. We then assess the best approach at improving your career trajectory. We also try to get a good sense of your personality. At Mind + Zest, we want to match you with the therapist that would make the best possible fit based on what you need, and who you are. This consultation is also a great opportunity to address any concerns or questions you may have.
At the end of the session, our intake counsellor will set you up with a tailored ‘plan of action’ that includes the recommended career therapist best suited to help you, the recommended duration of your therapy, and a suggestion for any further testing or psychological service they feel would best fit your needs.
2. 50-minute Sessions
After the initial intake, clients will attend regular 50-minute sessions for the recommended duration of treatment. Here, we work with you through the treatment plan, and build towards the objectives set during your intake session. We can re-evaluate and tweak these goals as time goes on.
3. Finish and Reflect
After concluding the treatment plan, we take time to reflect. Here, you tell us what your experience was like. If you still find yourself struggling in certain areas of your life, we may suggest further therapy to keep you on track to accomplish what you set out to do. If you feel like you have achieved the goals you have set for yourself, your sessions with us will end there. We will likely provide readings to help maintain and further your progress, and you are welcome to book a check-in appointment any time you feel you may need one. We also love to hear how you’re doing, and what you’ve achieved since your treatment plan!
Readings on Career and Motivation
“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)
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