I have been working with career counselling clients part-time in private practice since 2007, originally in-person in Toronto and since 2014 with hundreds of remote appointments by phone and some occasionally by video call. My goal has always been to offer career support to anyone seeking greater meaning and self-expression in their work and also to serve artists, activists, and “unconventional types” whose career needs and aspirations are often not supported enough.
With some work experience in nonprofits and university-based projects, I pursued counselling training and volunteered with the Artists’ Health Centre in Toronto. As I completed my Masters of Education in Counselling Psychology and started a private counselling practice, I held part-time career advising positions at the career office at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, where I worked with lawyers and law students. I also worked with the Internationally Trained Lawyers Program at UofT and taught a Career Development Skills course there. More recently, I was a part-time Career & Work Coach with a government-funded career agency run by Conestoga College in Stratford which offers services to members of the public who face barriers to employment.
Over my years as a private practice career counsellor, I have designed and facilitated career workshops for arts service agencies and supported members of the Dancer Transition Resource Centre in career decision-making and planning. I am now moving my workshop skills into the digital realm with new online resources and e-courses.