Edith Buchanan Counselling Psychologist
041 581 5143
083 656 5820

Adult Career Counselling

Edith Buchanan offers career assessment and counselling services for young and mature adults within Port Elizabeth. These services are designed to address a number of concerns clients may have in relation to their career and workplace.

Career Assessment and Counselling

Most adults decide on a career at some point in their lives – many of whom will go down the path of one particular career only to change direction out of personal preference or unfortunate circumstance such as retrenchment. The process of choosing a career can be marred with confusion and indecision. Edith offers counselling services to alleviate these issues, helping clients to make informed career choices and changes.

Career counselling services are suitable for adults who are:

  • Unsure of what do or what course of study to take
  • About to complete their studies and are seeking an appropriate career direction
  • Currently working, but not certain that their present career/job is right for them and are having to consider other alternatives
  • Recently retrenched and looking for an alternative career field

The package includes the following:

  • Initial interview
  • Assessment of aptitudes, interests, values and personality attributes
  • It may include narrative assessment techniques
  • Career information
  • Career counselling with the individual
  • Additional follow-up, if needed

Career Management and Coaching

Edith also offers individual sessions ideal for working professionals, whether they desire to enhance their performance or address current issues within their workplace. Because the majority of an adult’s waking hours are spent at work, it’s essential that they can not only find fulfilment but also thrive within their particular field.

Edith’s career coaching sessions will cover a variety of topics, including:

  • Motivation
  • Goal-setting
  • Increasing career focus
  • Dealing with issues in the workplace such as conflict management
  • Adjusting to changes such as a promotion
  • Building up a portfolio of marketable skills
Individual Counselling Individual Counselling

Edith offers individual counselling to adults and adolescents dealing with personal issues such as anxiety and depression, as well as significant life changes such as retirement.

Couples Counselling Couples Counselling

Edith offers couples counselling to couples who are married or in a relationship. She also offers pre- and post-divorce counselling for couples and individuals.

Career Counselling Career Counselling

Edith offers an array of career counselling services for adolescents and adults, including subject choice guidance, career assessments and career management.