Frequently Asked Questions

What are the methods of payment for an appointment?

The fee structure and method of payment  are discussed at the time
of the booking an appointment. Payments by credit card are required at the time of  booking the appointment and cash payments are required prior to the commencement of the counselling session. Failure to comply with the payment arrangement outlined will result in the appointment being terminated.  
Appointments are based on a one hour appointment structure and generally a maximum of 5 hours would be allocated to work with an individual on a one-one basis be it via face to face, online or via phone. 

The fee structure and method of payment are discussed at the time of the booking an appointment. Additional information is provided on the terms and conditions page of website.
Appointments are based on a one hour appointment structure and generally a maximum of 5 hours would be allocated to work with an individual on a one-one basis be it via face to face, online or via phone. 

What is the fee  structure to business? 

The fee structure to business is by negotiation and is dependent on the service and outcomes being requested.

How soon can I have an appointment? 

The Aim of Lifeworks 4 Me is to respond to the needs of the individual    as quickly as possible and  the intention is to have provide an appointment within a two week time frame. One of the key deliverables of the service is to provide an after hours service to meet  the needs who cannot access career guidance during work hours.

Do you have a watertight guarantee that meeting with you will change my life?

Unfortunately there are no guarantee's that your life will be transformed overnight following an appointment. The process of career change requires you to take responsibility for steps towards meaningful change.

However by accesing the services of Lifeworks 4 Me you will be provided with resources and strategies to enable you to start to bring about the changes you desire.

Do you specialise in working with one particular client group?

LIfeworks 4 Me works with anyone who is seeking guidance in career and life/work transitions. Richard Vernall of LIfeworks 4 Me has experience in working with the following groups.  

  • School leavers
  • University graduates
  • People facing redundancy
  • People returning to work after a workplace injury
  • People returning to work after raising a family
  • New Migrants
  • People with disabilities
  • People who have been out of the workforce for a significant time
  • At risk teenagers
  • Mature workers

How do I know that you are the right consultant for me?

It is important that you to do some research before choosing a career consultant to work with however the benefits that Lifeworks 4 Me can offer you include:

  • A commitment to providing you with a number of strategies and follow up that can assist you with your transition
  • Provision of a flexible service that will endeavour to meet with you at a time and place of your choice where possible
  • Richard Vernall of Lifeworks 4 Me is a professional member of CDANZ and is  bound by a code of ethics that ensures that any work undertaken with you is completed in a confidential and respectful manner
  • If we find that we are unable to work together every effort will be made to refer you to an appropriate counsellor

Do you have  resources on the website I can use prior to meeting with you?

Yes – There are a number of  practical resources that you can access from the website and you are encouraged  to browse through these resources prior to an appointment.

What level of support do you provide? 

Lifeworks 4 Me will provide ongoing support by either phone or email in between appointments and follow up with you within four weeks of your last appointment. 

The ongoing support is generally an added value service, and is provided to check that you are on track with what has been discussed in a previous appointment however if the support exceeds 15mins in duration the normal fee structure will be incurred on a pro rata basis i.e. 30 mins follow up would equate to .5 of a 1 hour session.

How can you convince me that career guidance is a wise investment? 

How much value do you place on your future  success?  Listed below are afew sobering thoughts to reflect on.

  • The Top 10 jobs in 2010 did not exist in 2004
  • 268.000  people in NZ between 20-40 only have NCEA Level 1 
  • Around 50% of students attending study below degree level do not complete their training  - NZ Herald 10/2/2010
  • According to AA statistics 2010 the annual fixed cost (fixed costs  plus running costs of a medium sized car 1500-2000cc) is $8,284.94c

If you are prepared to spend $ 000’s /year  on a car that will probably provide between 5-10 years use –surely a small investment on guidance for your working life (0-50) years is a wise investment. See also:

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