Integrative Career Counseling

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

    I assist my clients to:

    • successfully navigate career transitions 
    • build the foundations for resilient careers
    • discover and integrate personal, life affirming solutions to stress and burnout
    • map out meaningful possibilities for retirement

    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


  • We Are Always More Than Any One Job: Identity And Work


    Several years ago, a client of mine described being invited to a networking event, the very thought of which caused them to dread the following anticipated question: “So…tell me about yourself, what do YOU do”? My client, who was navigating a significant career transition at the time, associated this question quite strongly with their identity. My client then stated, “How do I answer that question? I no longer have an identity”.

  • Uncertainty AND Acceptance


    Acceptance, as a topic and as an experience, is always present in my work: how to comfortably accept a sudden job loss in order to begin moving forward, how to accept a necessary career transition in order to begin plotting a new path, how to acknowledge and accept that we are experiencing burnout and then to commit ourselves to discovering personal solutions, how to accept that we have no idea what educational or career path we want to pursue after high school and thus to be open to taking a gap year.

The Interview

  • Kate Gallagher


    What are the benefits of taking a gap year? Kate Gallagher shares the personal insights and perspectives she gained during her gap year and how she leveraged those experiences with a deepened awareness of her skills and interests to land her current role at IBM. As a young adult in the early stages of her career life, Kate states “the future of work from my perspective looks promising”.


  • 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