• I help clients create personally empowered solutions to career transition, burnout and building meaningful careers. I offer my clients a customized, affirming and holistic approach to career counseling.

    Single session and multi-session packages in career counseling and career development are available. Start with a free 30 minute consultation. To book a consultation please contact me at brittmari@brittmarisykes.ca. I look forward to hearing from you.

    “Individually we want to be actively engaged in creating and constructing our lives and careers. We are also relational beings, we experience meaning and a sense of connection through collaboration and being engaged with others and the world around us. We are motivated to contribute to our families, to our work and the communities we are part of as this gives us an energized feeling of purpose and value. Ideally, we want our aspirations, values, passions, interests, personality, education and unique experiences to be aligned with our work lives. This alignment or congruence is experienced as "best fit", as personally authentic, more importantly it is the key to fulfillment and enriches our career path(s)”.

    Britt-Mari Sykes PhD
    Existential Psychology
    Integrative Career Counseling


  • Moving Forward Following Sudden Career Change


    I frequently meet with clients in career counseling who are experiencing sudden career change due to job loss, illness or injury. Swift changes to employment status can have a substantial impact. Emotional, physical, interpersonal and financial well-being are all at risk, as are self-identity, sense of purpose, connection with the world and contribution to it. I am witness to clients who are confronting these sudden changes with a mix of shock, reluctant acceptance and entrenched resistance. Very often sudden change can leave us feeling as though we are no longer active, creative authors of our lives. Deeper still, these experiences bring to the forefront our individual capacity for change and the internalized meaning and value we ascribe to career stability and career success. The experience of sudden change can therefore encompass an arc of complex feelings as clients simultaneously integrate a new reality into their day to day lives. These highly personal experiences and internal narratives play an important role in the appropriate support and encouragement a client may need. They are valuable components to helping a client re-create and re-build work and career.

The Interview

  • Jean-Phillipe Michel


    Jean-Phillipe Michel is devoted to helping young students engage in career conversations that emphasize the unique ways they can contribute to the challenges and opportunities in the world. The creator of The Challenge Method, Jean-Phillipe wants to encourage students to think widely and boldly about issues they care about and to harness those interests to create vibrant careers. As he states, “The Challenge Method generates a different career conversation with students because it is based on the following message: The world needs you”.


  • Working with Britt-Mari was one of the most powerful and fulfilling personal and career experiences I have had the privilege of going through. Britt Mari has an ability to guide you into your inner world in a manner that enables you to...

    A.Were - Nairobi, Kenya