Calgary Career Counselling – After Job Loss

Why is career counselling after job loss a good idea?

Losing a job can be a very stressful experience. For other people, it may come as a welcome change. Either way, you are at a pivotal period in your life, and counselling can help you process this significant life event.Career counselling increases your self-awareness, so you are making decisions with courage and confidence, and backed by the solid rationale and information that comes from this process. Career counselling certainly helps you understand what is going to be a best fit for you.


free telephone consultation
Dr. Susan MacDonald Ph.D., Registered Psychologist
Calgary Career Counsellor – Job Loss

430 15 Street NW Calgary
403-295-8355


Now that I’ve lost my job, what should I be considering regarding my career?

There are so many considerations after losing a job. This is an ideal time to contemplate where you’ve been in your career and where you’d like to go. Maybe you’ve thought about returning to school. Or perhaps you’d like to take a slightly different approach to your work life.  Or maybe you’d like to make a complete shift from the type of work you previously had. You may have been in a certain line of work for so long, you are unfamiliar with what other possibilities may exist. Sometimes people just don’t know where to start and it could be a good idea to process some of the stress and uncertainly you may be experiencing. There can be so many considerations at this time in 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.

How much does career counselling cost?

Testing is $80 each, and fees are $200 an hour. The overall cost of career counselling is generally less than the cost of one course at a college or university. It is truly a great investment in your future.


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

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


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 after job loss?

Career counselling opens up the world of work to you to possibilities that maybe you’ve never considered. It helps to process this big life transition.It can validate and confirm that the new education or a change in career path you’ve contemplated is indeed right for you. The knowledge you gain from career counselling can help you overcome any road blocks you may encounter as you pursue your dreams. Career counselling gets you off on the right foot as you recover from job loss. You want what’s best for your life as you move forward. Career counselling after job loss can be truly a positive experience!


free telephone consultation
Dr. Susan MacDonald Ph.D., Registered Psychologist
Calgary Career Counsellor – High School Job Loss

430 15 Street NW Calgary
403-295-8355


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