Contract for Blended Guidance
Payment must be made in advance of the process and an appointment scheduled by you – setting aside half a day for our work together.
Before engaging in the process, I will share a clear outline of the process and any concerns can be explained to you.
As career decisions can be a worry and considering the changing world of learning and work is a challenge – you need to consider where you are at and what you want most from the consultation.
The process will involve two sessions and some work at home, and both you and I will engage in the work.
Online engagement is demanding and will be a maximum of two hours – 2 x 1 hour sessions.
Should the online session experience any technical difficulties the session can move to another platform or to the telephone. (There is also work offline!)
Make time in an appropriate setting:
We will both set aside time in a suitable setting. This is an “individual focused process” – it is about your thoughts, motivations and most importantly – what makes you “you”!
It is also important that we take the allocated time.
You will set aside a space to engage with the tests, with no interruptions and take them by yourself for yourself. There are no right or wrong answers – this is all about you!
I will be available to direct and guide this process and will take the time to get to know you.
Focus of Service and Engagement:
Your interests are at the heart of the work– and the focus is purely on vocational career guidance and information. Online guidance is a free space and can allow a lot of chat. If anything should arise that necessitates the engagement of another professional; I will make a referral to the appropriate professional.
Also, as a professional member of professional societies, I adhere to the ethics for professional practice as set out by the Institute of Guidance Counsellors (2012), the Psychological Society of Ireland (2011), and the British Psychological Society (2018). The ethics of all the above bodies are based on four common principles: Respect for the person, Competence, Trust and Honesty. Confidentiality and trust are important in any guidance engagement; however – I may seek expert opinion to guide the process.
Supervision is an ongoing part of the process and also supports the work and its ethical approach. I will continue to engage in professional supervision. Support is important for the client also when making these decisions and parents and advocates are welcome to join in the second session.
To summarise – This agreement is for the Online Career Guidance Consultation:
Both understand that:
As Guidance Counsellor I agree to:
As a client you agree to: