Career Development Association of New Zealand


Helen Presbury

Helen Presbury

Otago and Southland
Professional Career Consultant
Southern Directionz Ltd
BA in Psychology, Diploma in Business Studies, Diploma in Career Guidance
Professional Memberships
Professional Member of CDANZ,


  • Career Coaching
  • Career Counselling
  • Career Programme Design and Development
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
  • Graduate Guidance
  • Interview Coaching
  • Job Search Coaching
  • Organisational Development
  • Professional CV Preparation
  • Psychometric Assessments
  • Student Guidance
  • Transition Coaching/Outplacement
  • Vocational Assessment
  • Workplace Career Development

Helen Presbury – Professional Career Consultant

With more than 25 years experience in human resource, recruitment and professional development in Southland, Helen has worked in the capacity of a Professional Career Consultant since 2009.
After working as a permanent consultant for the company for close to three years, Helen moved into a contract role in January 2012 to deliver occupational assessments for injury-claim clients and other career-related services for Southern Directionz.
After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Otago, Helen went on to work in the HR in the health sector for 15 years, before moving over to advise in best practice improvement in mental health. As HR advisor at Cook Adam (now WHK), Helen further developed her knowledge in recruitment and professional development.
Throughout her working life, Helen has continued to up skill and achieve further qualifications. She holds a Diploma in Business Studies from Massey University and has recently completed a Diploma in Career Guidance from Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology.