Career Counselling

Career Counselling

Finding a job that matches our talents and interests is one of the central tasks of any life. But it can be extremely hard to find the space, energy and focus to zero in on our true aspirations.

Therefore, there may be literally nothing more valuable to invest in than some sessions of Career Counselling. In the hands of a good counsellor, our personalities are properly scanned and analysed, blocks are investigated and a way forward is sketched.

The School of Life’s career counsellor, Gwendolyn Parkin is one of the most experienced, wise and kind people in the business. She will help you to define career priorities, discuss psychological hurdles and think through practical next steps.

This 120-min one-to-one session is suitable for people at any stage of their career, and each session is tailored to individual’s specific needs. 


Gwendolyn Parkin is one of The School of Life’s team of psychotherapists and is Director of Integral, a consulting firm which helps clients create careers and lives based on whatever is most integral to them (values, traits, skills and experiences). Gwendolyn’s approach combines in-depth psychology and commercial expertise, and for over 20 years clients have found it effective with a wide range of career issues.

Gwendolyn is also a VP and Officer of the Harvard Business School Club of London with responsibility for Career and Leadership Development, as well as a London-based Career Club Liaison for HBS Boston. Prior to this, Gwendolyn worked at the Boston Consulting Group, and a start-up airline, People Express, which revolutionised its industry, as a European Regional Manager. She has an MBA from Harvard Business School, and an MA in Psychotherapy from City University and is UKCP (United Kingdom for Psychotherapy and Counselling) qualified.


This session will take place at The School of Life or an alternative off-site location in Central London.

Booking Details

This is a very popular consulting service but we will endeavour to book an appointment date as soon as possible. We are currently booking appointments for June 2017 onwards.

Please note we require 2 working days' notice in order to transfer or refund the booking.


If you have any questions about this service or would like to speak to a coach before booking, email us and we can put you in touch.


I cannot thank you enough for the great session yesterday!  It was an absolute pleasure to work with you. It was so valuable to speak with you and help sort my thoughts.
I feel so energised and up for grabbing the bull by its horns! I can't wait to continue my self-analysis and investigate further with the help of your binder.  Thanks so much for everything.
- Participant

Thank you very much for your time on Friday.Thanks again for everything. It was great meeting you, somehow I believe this meeting was the start of something important for me.
- Participant

It’s the ultimate no-strings-attached solution for our disillusioned, time-starved society.
- You Magazine, UK

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Please note we require 2 working days' to transfer or refund a booking.

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