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5 Affordable Career Counselling Services In KL & PJ For Those Who Need Career Advice

If you're about to step into the workforce or are thinking of a career change.

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In this unstable economy full of uncertainties, the aspect of careers may seem intimidating, whether you're just joining the workforce or having second thoughts on your current career choice

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Our lives are mostly centred around our careers, as it makes up almost one-third of our lives and totals up to almost 90,000 hours at work, according to an industrial-organisational psychologist and data scientist, Andrew Naber.

Therefore, we need all the help we can get to make sure we make the right informed decision when it comes to our careers.

Career counselling can assist our decision-making process when it comes to making the right career decisions

Some of the benefits of career counselling include:

  1. You'll be able to clarify your career goals by connecting who you are with what the workforce can offer, allowing you to make informed decisions for your career prospects.
  2. It helps you explore your career options by studying your personality, capabilities, interests, and more.
  3. It allows you to discover your strengths and weaknesses through personality tests, aptitude tests, and more.
  4. You'll be able to learn key skills, as some career counselling with career advisors will allow you to learn what to do for job interviews and career negotiation.
  5. The counselling will help you strategise for your current or future career plans customised for you.

To help with propelling our careers, here are five therapy centres in KL and PJ that provide career counselling services at affordable rates:

1. Soul Space Therapy

Address
Citta Mall, Common Ground, 1st Floor,
1, Jalan PJU 1a/48, Ara Damansara,
47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

Rate per session

RM60 (Trainee counsellors)
RM170 (Junior therapists)
RM220 (Senior therapists)
RM850 (5+1 package, junior therapists)
RM1,100 (5+1 package, senior therapists)

*Available for face-to-face and online sessions. 5+1 package for all services, including career counselling. Valid for three months.

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2. Thrive Well

Address
Unit L5-11, Wisma BU8, 11, Lebuh Bandar Utama,
47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

Rate per session
RM150 to RM250

*Available for face-to-face and online sessions.

For more information, head to their website.

3. Soul Mechanics Therapy

Address
57-1, Jalan PJU 5/20 The Strand, Kota Damansara,
47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

Rate per session
RM50 (Trainee counsellor)
RM160 to RM250 (Professional counsellor)

For more information, head to their website.

4. Aloe Mind

Address
Unit 8.08, North Block, AmpWalk, 218,
Jalan Ampang, Kampung Datuk Keramat,
55000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur.

Rate per session
RM155 (Online)
RM210 (Face-to-face)

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5. Cara Cara Mental Fitness

Address
Co-labs Coworking, Level 2, Tropicana Gardens Mall,
No. 2A, Persiaran Surian, Tropicana Indah,
47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.

Rate per session

  1. Single session
    RM50 (Trainee)
    RM120 (Professional Tier 1)
    RM130 (Professional Tier 2)

  2. Six sessions package
    RM480 (Professional Tier 1)
    RM540 (Professional Tier 2)

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Asking for help is not a sign of weakness.

If you or anyone you know is lonely, distressed, or having negative thoughts, please call these Malaysian hotlines:

1. BEFRIENDERS KL
24-hour
Contact: +603-76272929
Email: [email protected]
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2. TALIAN KASIH
24-hour
Contact: 15999
WhatsApp: +6019-2615999
Email: [email protected]
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3. BUDDY BEAR CHILDLINE
Daily (12pm - 12am)
Contact: 1800-18-2327
Email: [email protected]
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For a more thorough directory of resources, head over to the websites of Malaysian Mental Health Association or MINDAKAMI.

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If you're seeking professional help but can't afford it, check out these affordable therapy centres: