Counselors and Counseling
Finding an effective career counseling service is often challenging. There can be time and geographic restrictions and for this reason, distance career counseling has emerged as a top method of delivering career counseling and guidance. By utilizing the telephone with Internet based support, counseling and guidance can be conducted in the comfort of the your own home at times that are convenient for you.
These are some tips and suggestions to think about when you are looking for a career counseling service:
Look for a clear and comprehensive website, which fully informs you about the design and delivery of services, legal issues such as privacy and confidentiality, costs, the professional counseling relationship and other issues relevant to informed consent.
Measure the level of experience and expertise of the career counselor. You ought to be able to establish a relationship with a counselor who is competent in, familiar with and able to anticipate individualized, specific career counseling needs.
Find out about the availability of technology-assisted strategies, which facilitate efficient and personal communication between counselor and client. The use of e-mail, telephone calls or video-conferencing technologies will allow for various types of interaction and session planning contacts, which prepare both you and your counselor for the actual counseling sessions. Also ask how counselor-client contact between sessions will be maintained.
Look for reviews on the agency and the counselor themselves to see if others found the experience positive and helpful.
Sometimes, it's simply about chemistry, whether or not you feel comfortable and get along with the person that will be helping you.