A golden theme that dominates the life of Prof Zak Nel, is his passion for career counselling. This includes the theoretical models, practical methods and psychometric materials that are associated with career counselling.
Prof Nel not only trained a generation of Counselling Psychologists, but he also developed specialised research knowledge of career counselling instruments and the use of career counselling information. These are continually being refined and are further enhanced by an intuitive dimension, which has developed through 40 years’ of personal research.
Convinced of the merits of professional career counselling, Prof Nel practices as Counselling Psychologist and is registered with the South African Health Profession Council.
Prof Zak Nel practices a comprehensive method of career counselling. In this he integrates the dominant international models of career counselling, fusing it with his life experience and his knowledge of school and university education. In addition, he also bears in mind the post-modern world of work and organisations.
His comprehensive approach to career counselling incorporates the use and interpretation of psychometric instruments, focused career counselling interviewing and especially utilising tertiary study and occupational information.
Prof Nel serves all types of career counselling clients, including working with:
Grade 9-learners making subject choices;
Grade 10, 11 and 12 learners positioning themselves for all formats of tertiary education and training, including studying overseas;
Assisting students with the selection processes associated with admission into professional areas of study such as medicine
University students re-aligning their study options and graduates entering the workplace and
Adults re-entering the career arena, making alternative career choices and changes and the planning of post-graduate studies.