Career Counselling & Coaching Canberra

Our Canberra Career Counselling & Career Coaching Service is designed to help you identify the careers, courses and jobs that best suit you, and give you the tools and knowledge you need to achieve your career goals. If you are unhappy in your current role, unsure of your future career direction or would simply like career advice to help you choose a course, our Career Coach can help!

Our Canberra Career Coach and Career Advisor has extensive experience in her field and has worked with clients from a wide range of industries. She works with people at different stages of their career including:

  • High school students who need advice on their career, course and subject options
  • University graduates who are looking for help in kick-starting their career
  • People who want to change careers and need help establishing their future direction
  • People who would like to enrol in further study and need help choosing the right course
  • Professionals who would like to move up the ranks and fulfil their potential.

Whether you are looking to change careers or are just interested to know which careers suit you best, our Career Advisor can help! She will start by identifying your goals for the session and the outcomes you are looking to achieve. She will then prepare a customised session for you, tailored to suit your individual needs.

Our Canberra Career Coach provides career counselling and career coaching services over the phone and in person at the following location:

  • Stirling, ACT

Please note: We also provide career counselling services in other locations across Australia.

To view a list of our other locations, please click here


Career Counselling Program

Step 1 – Online Career Assessment

In this program, we start by assessing your interests, values and personality to identify the careers, industries and work environment that best suit you. The career assessment includes:

a) Career Interests Profiler

The Career Interests Profiler assesses your interest in a variety of activities, industries and occupations to determine the careers and areas of study you are most likely to enjoy. It contains an extensive database of more than 500 careers and courses. Duration: Approx 20 minutes

See a sample report

b) Career Personality Profiler

The Career Personality Profiler is based on the theory of psychological types described by Swiss psychiatrist C.G Jung and Isabel Myers. It assesses four aspects of your personality based on the following scales: Informer-Reflector, Producer-Creator, Analyser-Helper and Planner-Adapter. Duration: Approx 10 minutes

See a sample report

Step 2 – Career Consultation

Once you have taken the career assessment online, your Career Coach will prepare detailed information for you on your career options. At your consultation, they will go through your results and give you advice on your career, course and employment options.

During your consultation, you will:

  • Discover the careers that best suit your interests, values and personality
  • Explore your career options and get help identifying the career that best suits you
  • Learn about your course options at TAFE, college and/or university
  • Get advice on any careers and courses you are currently considering
  • Get feedback on your resume and advice on how to tailor it for different positions
  • Develop an action plan to help you on your path to a fulfilling career.


PLEASE NOTE: 
This program is suitable for high school students, graduates and people who are working in non-management roles up to the mid-level tier. If you are working in a senior role, management role or executive position, please see our Executive Career Coaching Program.


Options

1. Face-to-Face Consultation

Prior to your consultation, your Career Coach will email you the instructions for the online career assessment. You will receive your reports at your consultation.

Fees:

  • Online Career Assessment + Face-to-Face Consultation (1 ½ hours): $395 including GST
  • Follow-Up Consultations – Optional (1 hour): $295 including GST

Payment is due on the day of your consultation by cash or credit card (Visa or Mastercard).

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2. Phone Consultation

To proceed with a phone consultation, click here to take the online career assessment. Your reports will be emailed to you once you complete the assessment. Your Career Coach will then contact you to arrange a time for your phone consultation.

Fees:

  • Online Career Assessment + Phone Consultation (1 hour): $295 including GST
  • Follow-Up Consultations – Optional (1 hour): $295 including GST

*Payment is due prior to your phone consultation by credit card (Visa or Mastercard). Calls can be made via SKYPE or alternatively your consultant can provide you with their landline number to call at the time of your consultation. You will need to cover the cost of the phone call to your consultant.

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PLEASE NOTE:

The rate for follow-up consultations applies to career counselling consultations taken within 6 months from the date of your initial consultation.


Canberra Career Coach

Catriona Meere

Stirling, Canberra
*Available office hours, after hours and Saturdays

Catriona Meere has a passion for helping others to identify and harness their natural strengths and talents and optimise their personal and professional potential.

Catriona Meere has a passion for helping others to identify and harness their natural strengths and talents and optimise their personal and professional potential.

As an experienced educator, she has held leadership positions within ACT schools for 11 years, six of these in the roles of Deputy Principal and Acting Principal. She holds a Bachelor of Education and a Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment. Catriona is an Associate Trainer/Facilitator for the Australian Institute of Management (AIM) and Jelk Solutions, for which she develops and facilitates corporate training packages for public and private sector organisations. She has also worked as a tutor and guest lecturer in Education at the University of Canberra.

Catriona has a strong understanding of the challenges involved in changing career and the need for strategic planning to ensure a smooth and successful transition. She provides coaching in career reflection and goal setting, career coaching, job search strategies, networking skills, resume writing, addressing selection criteria and effective interview techniques. She uses her strong coaching ability to inspire clients to define their personal mission or vision, clarify their values, and uncover their unique gifts and passions. Armed with this awareness she supports clients in aligning their career search and developing personal and professional goals to achieve their vision.

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Testimonials

Dear Catriona,

I was searching for words that could describe my happiness about your service and how confident I became when I knew exactly what I should do in the next 5-10 years of my life. I know what to do now and which companies to consider when searching for my dream job that fits my personality along with the workplace that is the best fit for me. The career personality report was amazing and the interview was very helpful and I am ready now to move forward. Overall the experience was wonderful.

Mohamed, Canberra

Hi Catriona,

Thank you for the session yesterday. It was exactly what I needed and I’m about to embark on a career for the very first time in my life. I’m excited and ready for it. You’re a great listener and you gave me some really good suggestions, advice and feedback. You’re professional approach was spot on and you even kept me ‘on topic’ AND finished on time. I feel like I’m on track now.

Ian, Canberra

Hi Catriona,

The session was extremely useful and definitely helped with narrowing down what I need to do to be happier with my work life. I've looked into going back to studying teaching and decided this is what I want to do. Although it was only a couple of hours, you've made a huge impact on how I look at my work life and my husband has already commented that I seem a lot happier.

Jessica, Canberra

"My daughter, Maddie, was feeling particularly lost not knowing what the future held for her after Year 12. This is when I thought that she could benefit from a career coach. Cat took us through the results of the questionnaire, which to my surprise were extremely accurate. It was wonderful for Maddie to see on paper what her personality and value system is. It was also relieving for Maddie to see what jobs she was suited to. It gave her confidence and knowledge to realise that she should follow a study path that reflected who she is. Cat didn't push university or TAFE or any particular avenue, but rather gave us all the options. This was an incredible relief for Maddie as her school was pushing university and she was feeling very stressed that this was her only option. I have a much happier daughter who is feeling relieved that she now has a plan and some structure for the future."

Jen, Canberra

Hi Catriona,

Just short note to let you know how I am going following our career coaching session. I’ve implemented our career transition plan with my Manager and the HR team at work. I requested, was offered and took a VR and have been progressing a business plan to become an Executive coach since. After 20 years in the APS I am no longer a public servant and have been attending various information evenings with colleges around Australia on the best type of training to help me establish my own Canberra-based business. It’s all very exciting and just thought you would like to know what I did with your advice – I took it and can’t thank you enough.

Anita, Canberra

Hi Catriona,

I just wanted to let you know that I did decide on a new career path. I decided to study a Diploma in Fitness so that I hopefully can eventually work with at risk clients as a Personal Trainer. So far I'm really enjoying the course and I even feel much happier about work because I have another focus. It's also helping to keep me fit and healthy which is a huge bonus. Thanks so much for your help. I hope you don't mind but I have recommended you to a couple of friends in a similar situation.

Annika, Canberra


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Office Address: 1 Needham Place, Stirling ACT 2611
Phone: 1300 644 890