Career Counselling – Calgary – Burnout

Do you ever wonder if you might be suffering from burnout?

Burnout has a number of signs and symptoms, which can include the following:

  • Feeling run down and drained of physical or emotional energy.
  • Negative thoughts about your job or feeling disengaged from you work.
  • Decreased patience, and increased irritability or frustration.
  • Feeling misunderstood and unappreciated.
  • Feeling unproductive, with a lot of pressure to perform.
  • Not getting what you want from your work.
  • Feeling like you might be in the wrong organization or wrong profession.
  • Organizational politics or bureaucracy seems to interfere with doing a good job.
  • Overwhelmed with your workload.
  • Lacking time to do a good quality job or the ability to plan your workload.

free telephone consultation
Dr. Susan MacDonald Ph.D., Registered Psychologist
Calgary Career Counsellor – Burnout
430 15 Street NW Calgary
403-295-8355


Why is career counselling for burnout so important?

Going from stress into burnout is a slippery slope, and it generally takes people many years to develop. Burnout is often the result of working too many hours, working in the wrong profession, or for an organization that doesn’t support their employees well. Burnout can have some significant physical, psychological and emotional consequences, which can negatively impact your quality of life and ability to function. It is important to be proactive about dealing with burnout, so you can get back on track with your life.

How many sessions does career counselling usually take?

Typically 3-4 hours and 4 tests work really well for most people. Some people may benefit from more sessions if they require further clarity with their career decision, if they are looking at various educational routes, or need to overcome any obstacles standing in their way for their career success.

What about addressing burnout in counselling?

This is generally a good idea and beneficial for most people. For some people, making the necessary changes to their career can help alleviate burnout and give them hope of a more positive future. For other people, additional counselling sessions to address and overcome burnout are needed for their recovery. This would be determined in an individual basis.


free telephone consultation
Dr. Susan MacDonald Ph.D., Registered Psychologist
Calgary Career Counsellor – Burnout
430 15 Street NW Calgary
403-295-8355

 Career Testing – Personality Testing – Career Interest Inventory – Career Values Scale


How much does career counselling cost?

Testing is $80 each, and fees are $200 an hour. It is truly a great investment in your future and in your life.

What types of payment do you take? Are costs covered by insurance?

You may pay by cash, cheque, credit, debit, or e-transfer. A receipt is issued for reimbursement through your extended medical plan or health spending account.  It is also a tax deductible medical receipt on your income tax return.

What are the tests used for career counselling?

The four tests I use are a career personality, career interests, career values, and career conflict scales. All these tests have high validity and reliability, and provide a wealth of information for your career counselling process. The tests I use are only available to professionals that are specifically trained and certified as career counsellors.

What does career counselling provide for you?

Career counselling opens up the world of work to possibilities that you’ve maybe never considered. Or it can validate and confirm why the career you are in is not right for you, and you can discover other options that are a better fit for your life and happiness. The knowledge you gain from career counselling can help you overcome any obstacles you may encounter as you pursue your dreams. Career counselling can help explain your situation, with solid rational why you are experiencing burnout, and what is going to work better for you and your life. It can be truly a positive experience when you are going through such a negative time in your life.


free telephone consultation
Dr. Susan MacDonald Ph.D., Registered Psychologist
Calgary Career Counsellor – Burnout
430 15 Street NW Calgary
403-295-8355


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