In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic my services, fees and prices will be flexible. If the fees quoted below are not feasible for you, please do still get in touch and I will be happy to have a conversation about any ways that I can help.
I can offer:
- Individual careers advice and guidance, whether face-to-face or by telephone or other electronic means
- Support with university and/or apprenticeship choices and applications
- Advice on creating an effective UCAS personal statement
- Presentations or workshops for students, parents, teachers, guidance practitioners, governors or other interested parties
- Advice sessions with small groups
- Writing articles on career, higher education or apprenticeship choices and applications
Summary of fees and prices
Services to individuals:
- In effect, I have a no-win-no-fee policy and I don’t make a charge until or unless some positive progress has been made.
- An initial conversation to discuss how I can help will be free of charge. Thereafter I now charge £75 for a one-off guidance consultation, or £100 for a guidance consultation followed by a reasonable amount of correspondence and support during subsequent weeks. This might rise to between £150 and £450 if ongoing guidance and support is agreed for a longer period of up to a year, or up to a maximum of £750 for a period of two years. If significant travel or other additional demands are involved, then this could rise further but only by mutual consent. However, at present most of my work is being carried out remotely, so this rarely applies.
- It is also possible to arrange for a shorter discussion, meeting, on-line guidance, advice on a UCAS personal statement or the supply of some information for anything between £10 and £75.
- Individual guidance can be conducted face-to-face, by email, phone, Skype, Zoom, Teams or other remote methods.
- Given the Coronavirus landscape, there is flexibility around these prices depending on individual needs and I don’t make a charge unless my clients are completely satisfied. Please contact me if you wish to discuss your individual requirements and whether I can assist you within the constraints of my existing commitments.
Services to graduates and adults:
- If you’re a graduate, or an adult seeking advice on career change or re-entering the job-market, then I’m probably not the best person to help. I’m not an expert on advising graduates or adults, although I’m always happy to have an informal conversation by telephone.
- However, in this case I would especially recommend the services of three professional colleagues:
- Hannah Morton-Hedges at https://www.momentumcareersadvice.com/
- Polly Wiggins at https://pollywiggins.com/
- Elaine Latchford at https://www.jampackedcareers.co.uk/
- Or if you need help in developing your confidence and a positive self-image, I would recommend my colleague Emma Gotz, an inspirational Style Consultant with many years’ experience of careers guidance too. Emma’s website is https://emmagotz.com/ and she will happily work with clients of all ages.
Services to schools, colleges or other organisations:
- After almost 45 years as a guidance practitioner, I regret to say that I’m now starting to scale down my work with schools. However, do feel free to contact me as I will continue to provide some services myself or in collaboration with a partner organisation.
Below are a few more illustrations of activities I’ve been involved with in recent years, starting with the venue for an “Options at 18 in a Changing World” talk I gave to students and parents in the inspiring setting of Christ’s Hospital School Chapel on a Sunday evening in January 2020.