Integrative Career Counseling

  • I offer convenient online career, life and retirement counseling/coaching to clients globally.

    I assist my clients to:

    • successfully navigate career and life transitions 
    • redefine work and profession in "retirement"
    • build the foundations for resilient career paths
    • create and integrate personal, life affirming solutions to stress and burnout

    I invite you to try Integrated Career Counseling - a combination of career and life counseling/coaching from an experiential and existential psychological perspective. An existential counseling perspective focuses on your life, on your unique experiences, your diverse talents and capacities.

    I am committed to supporting, guiding and encouraging you through this personalized process by helping you integrate and leverage your experiences, your evolving skills and what you value deeply to create customized and lasting solutions.

    My aim is to help you continue to move forward in your life with greater awareness, insight and perspective. The results of our work will enable you to combine what is possible with personally meaningful decisions and actions.

    To book an initial 25 minute conversation please contact me at I welcome any questions you may have and I look forward to speaking with you.

    Integrative career counseling focuses on understanding a client’s unique experiences, specific contexts and personal resources, and working collaboratively with them to create and map out meaningful and relevant steps forward.

    Britt-Mari Sykes PhD
    Existential Psychology
    Founder - Integrative Career Counseling


  • Burnout: Time to Re-Connect with Oneself and One's Values


    Burnout is complex; it differs in intensity, duration and experience from person to person. The number of people who experience burnout continues to increase as we blur the boundaries between our work time and the rest of our lives. We prioritize and culturally value time spent being constantly available and on-call. The result is less and less time to regenerate, reflect, be peaceful, be full of fun and spontaneity.  

    Burnout is revealing, it has meaning. It is a strong physical and emotional beacon for change and re-orienting ourselves.

    Burnout calls to us to re-think time, to begin re-prioritizing time so that we can be fully present, connected with ourselves and to our deepest values.

  • Connect Personally With Your Career Goals


    We have become obsessively goal-oriented and this is particularly the case with career goals. Are we personally connected to our goals or merely striving for goals for goals’ sake?

The Interview

  • Ana Alves



    I am an enthusiastic supporter of the Discover Year program and the young adults who participate in it. I could not resist doing another interview with a recent grad of the program. Ana Alves traveled from Portugal to join the gap year program located here in Ottawa. I hope you are uplifted by her positive and thoughtful answers, along with her excitement for the journey ahead.


  • 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