Career Development Association of New Zealand


Debbie Thomas

Debbie Thomas

Canterbury and Westland
Career Practitioner
Advanced Career Education Ltd
Bachelor Social Services (Career Practice), Diploma Career Guidance, National Certificate Career Practice
Professional Memberships
Professional Member CDANZ


  • Career Coaching
  • Career Counselling
  • Career Programme Design and Development
  • Interview Coaching
  • Job Search Coaching
  • Professional CV Preparation
  • Vocational Assessment
  • Vocational Rehabilitation

I have been involved with Career Development and Vocational Assessments since 2003 following a 14 year background in Case Management.

My services are varied and include:

Initial Occupational Assessments and Vocational Independence Occupational Assessments for ACC and Third Party Providers
Vocational Assessments and Vocational Rehabilitation for a number of Insurance Companies
Private Career Coaching and Planning

I have extensive experience assisting clients recovering from injury and illness to prepare for and achieve a return to meaningful employment.

A holistic and integrative approach is taken when working with my clients to assist them to develop a life long attitude and focus on their career pathway. They are empowered to take control of their direction and make their own decisions through developing knowledge and skills in self awareness, the opportunities available to them, setting goals and taking action.