Career Counselling is a great way to manage workplace stress and anxiety as well as help you with career-changing decisions and dealing with uncertainty.
Career counselling is like personal counselling, only with a focus on your work life. There is a widely held misconception that a career counsellor is only helpful to highschool graduates trying to choose university subjects or to people wanting to change careers. While a career counsellor can certainly help you with these things, the value of career counselling goes far beyond these purposes.
- Struggling with stress or anxiety at work?
- Suffering workplace bullying? Or not connecting with a colleague?
- Feeling dissatisfied with your job?
- Loving what you are doing and want to manage your direction?
- Need an objective, non-judgemental space to soundboard your thoughts?
If this sounds like you, then you could benefit from career counselling. Sometimes, when you are not quite geling with your team (or your boss), talking to someone who is not invested in the outcome (such as a manager, colleague or family member) or involved in your personal life can help you gain perspective without the pressure of meeting the other party’s expectations.
It’s not all doom and gloom!
Our general sense of happiness is largely affected by the job that we do so while it is just as important to keep a handle on the problems, it is also important to capitalise on your work place achievements. Career counselling can also help you:
- Understand and manage the positive changes in your career such as promotions and added responsibility
- Brainstorm opportunities for professional development
- Build positive relationships with your boss – to achieve this, you need to have a positive relationship with yourself and career counselling can help you with this
- Help you understand what your strengths and weaknesses are to solidify your position within your company
- Keep in touch with how you are coping with work and provide you with a subjective support person to help you manage the demands of your career
Sometimes, we have a week at work that we just need to talk about, the good, the bad and the ugly, to help us understand what is happening in our work environment, manage change as it happens and keep a finger on the pulse of our own career development. Calling up and making an appointment to see your career counsellor regularly is a great way to achieve positive career mental health.
Are you registered as a Job Seeker with Centrelink?
If you have a Job Seeker ID registered with Centrelink, then we offer you all of the services available in a full price Career Counselling session for a discounted rate. We understand that people who are experiencing unemployment need support through their job search and often through the transition back into work, but often don’t have the funds available to pay for the support they need. Here at Impressability, we do everything that we can to help everyone.
To be eligible for this discount, you will need to be currently unemployed and registered with Centrelink for Newstart allowance or Parenting Payment with an active Job Seeker ID. You will need to be able to provide documentation that proves your eligibility.
Appointment times are available between 10:00am and 3pm Monday to Friday. You can book in for a counselling session in person (if you are local to Albury/Wodonga), over the phone or over Skype.