Career Development Association of New Zealand


Richard Vernall

Richard Vernall

Career Counsellor
Lifeworks 4 Me Ltd
Graduate Dip Career Development, Dip in Teaching People with Disabilities, Certificate in Tertiary and Adult Education, Certificate in Community Work
Professional Memberships
MCDANZ - Associate Member NZDSN


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

Richard established Lifeworks 4 Me Ltd in October 2010, having worked as a career consultant for Career Services from 2001 -2010. He has over 20 years experience in vocational settings working with a diverse range of jobs seekers across the employment spectrum.

Lifeworks 4 Me has been established to meet the needs of busy people and provides a home based after-hours service to allow people to make informed decisions at a time and place of their choice.

Service delivery to individuals includes -

- Guidance in life/work transitions - face to face, phone, online
- Assistance with pre-employment issues - CV, Cover Letter, Interviews etc

Career modalities assist individuals aged from 15 -60 who have different learning styles these include:

Social Learning Theory - emphasis is placed on what is possible now rather than in the past. Skills are achieved through reinforcement, role modelling and simulation.

Brief Solution Therapy - Questions are asked about the person's story that draw on their strengths and resources that support people to explore their preferred futures.

Interactive Drawing Therapy - IDT requires no drawing talent, it is easy to learn and it is useful for people who are not verbally fluent.