Career Counselling

A 2 hour one-on-one session with one of our career experts to define your career priorities, discuss psychological hurdles and think through practical next steps to transform your working life. Please note these sessions can only take place in-person, in London.

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.

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

Further reading about psychotherapy is available here.

About the Consultants

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.

Dr Andreas Liefooghe has himself had many different careers, including international show jumping, joining the army, working at the National Theatre and opening two restaurants.

Today he is an academic, chartered psychologist and psychotherapist and has been coaching executives for over two decades. He has worked at a high level with organisations including Microsoft, Time Warner, RBS and Telefonica. He conducted a major work and wellbeing study in the country of Iceland. He is a frequent contributor to media and has published over 200 journal and conference papers. Most of all, he is known for his exceptional and profoundly transformative coaching style.

Andreas is the founding director of Birkbeck’s coaching programme, and a past director of their career counselling postgraduate provision. He is the Professor of Leadership at Sasin, Bangkok, Southeast Asia’s premier business school.  He is also a Member of the Division of Occupational Psychology, a Practitioner Psychologist with the Health Care and Professions Council, and an Academic Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Personnel Development. He has published widely on the human subject’s interactions with the world of work, including careers, psychological contracts and dysfunctional relationships such as bullying and harassment.  His book on equine-assisted psychotherapy and coaching is due out later this year.

Booking Information

  • Once you have purchased a session, we will get in touch to arrange a date and time for your session. 
  • Career Counselling sessions only take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays, during business working hours. The session will take place at The School of Life Therapy Space, 8 Northington St., WC1N 2JQ. Please note that we currently cannot offer these sessions online.
  • Please note that once your appointment time and date have been confirmed, we have a forty-eight hour cancellation policy. Any cancellations less than 48 hours prior to an appointment, or any no-shows will be charged. You can find our full cancellation policy in our Terms & Conditions.

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If you have any questions about this service, please email us.

Career Counselling

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