About

Dr Jonathan Moy has psychology (BSc) and medical (MBChB) degrees from the University of Otago, training in Psychiatry; and career counselling certification (Graduate Certificate in Career Development) from AUT.

Earlier in his career he worked as a medical doctor in hospitals and clinics around NZ and Australia. He then spent further time training and working in psychiatry treating mental health disorders such as depression, anxiety and psychosis with standard medical treatments as well as psychotherapy modalities including Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic psychotherapy and Transactional Analysis.

Jonathan has also been employed as a Medical Advisor at the Ministry of Health involved in the monitoring and regulation of the use of prescription medicines. At other times he has also been an I.T. Technician, a Computing Tutor and a Business owner.

He has published research in social psychology, conducted research in schizophrenia and in prevention of sudden infant death syndrome.

He has also written and edited medical-related articles and continues to write on topics of careers, lifestyle and health. He is currently working on a book about career changers.

At mid-life, Jonathan took a shift in career-direction to take some time out for studies in career development and moved his professional focus from reducing illness to maximising wellness, that is, helping people to reach their full potential in career and life. Currently, he continues an interest in medicine and psychiatry but for lifestyle balance he now dedicates his time to career consultation, family, writing and participating in regular charitable work.

As a careers professional, Jonathan has comprehensive knowledge of the labour market with a specialisation in Health sector, Government service and I.T. careers. As an individual, he has a passion for talking with people about career issues. He also possesses a deep understanding of psychological, social and cultural issues from his experience in psychiatric and psychotherapy practice.

Jonathan is registered as a medical doctor of good standing by the New Zealand Medical Council (NZMC), a registered Career Development Practitioner with the Career Development Association of New Zealand, a MBTI® Certified Practitioner, and is involved in an ongoing collaborative network of career specialists.

Dr Jonathan Moy was born and raised in New Zealand. He is 42 yrs old, married to another doctor and has 2 children. His character strengths have been assessed as critical-thinking, modesty, discretion, authenticity and creativity. His weaknesses are tendencies towards risk-aversion and intellectualism.
 

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TESTIMONIALS

… I really enjoyed working with you, found your sessions very useful and informative.
You helped me to clarify my values and what I need to look for in my next job.
Natalie, Manager.

Natalie was a highly-qualified and experienced professional who had been climbing the corporate ladder but also becoming more uncertain about her career path. She was assisted to identify the career factors important to her and which direction her career needed to go to achieve that. So, rather than striving for higher and higher executive jobs she found that career satisfaction for her came not from status but from being an innovator and builder.

 

Thank you so much for all of your help over the past few weeks. I finally feel like i have a good direction and i am so excited to start my new career path. I will be recommending you to everybody. Thank you for everything
Sarah, Travel Consultant → Social Work

Sarah’s lifelong ambition to join the police force was prevented by a legal incident. She tried her hand at other jobs, but was at a loss when it came to an alternative career path. Exploring her motivators, values and personality highlighted the aspects of policing that appealed to her and led us explore Social Work as a career option. The more she looked in to it, the more she realised that becoming a social worker could be a satisfying career path for her.

 

Thanks very much Jonathan, I have found the sessions very useful and definitely money well spent from my perspective. As I mentioned in the past I have tried career counselling a few other times and it has never really pulled through to anything solid. But with your approach and very organised resources I definitely feel like I have come out with a much better understanding of my values, motivations etc. I will happily recommend you to anyone that I come across that is in the same position as myself.
John, Business Development Manager → Human Resources

John had been finding it difficult to break-away from an occupational stereotype that he had found himself in over the past years. This had caused him to stay on a ‘career treadmill’ of dissatisfaction and unfufilling work.

 

I just wish to say thank you. You showed me a path that I was not aware existed and yesterday I was offered the Trainee Anaesthetic Technician role at North Shore Hospital!! I could not of achieved this without your help and guidance. I would just like to say THANK YOU, and I am so grateful to you.
Nick, Anaesthetic Technician trainee .

Nick was in his 2nd year of university studies and was uncertain about whether the major he was pursuing was something he actually wanted.

 

Thanks for being so generous with your time and expertise it was so helpful and greatly appreciated! Unitec course went well and I have a …. position at … and really like it so far!
Adrienne, Ceramics tutor → Addictions Counselling

Adrienne was made redundant from a job she held for several years in the creative arts. Finding it difficult to find similar paid work she attended a few career sessions and identified her passion to work in the Addiction counselling field.

 

Thanks Jonathan, Its been a pleasure working with you. The process has been very beneficial in providing tools to analyse and compare job choices and also to identify strengths, weaknesses and core values. I’m now really looking forward to doing a bit of research and getting stuck in to some study. Thanks again for your help and guidance.
Simon, Financial Software Architect → Computer Science Lecturer

Simon had been so successful as an IT professional that he was able to retire before he hit 30 yrs old. However, after several years of ‘retirement’ he identified a need to contribute to society through work and develop his career further. He had become mentally paralyzed with indecision over so many possible options available to him. By the end of our sessions we had been able to exclude a number of possibilities and come down to a path of study that would give him further knowledge to help him decide which of a few remaining options to pursue.

 

Hi Jonathan, Just wanted to email you and tell you that I got accepted into the nursing programme starting in July!! Thank you so much. I am so grateful for your help. I am so excited about starting the course and can’t wait to email you in 3 years saying that I am a registered nurse so watch this space!!!!
Louise, Student → Nursing

Louise was studying to become a Pharmacist but felt that she was pursuing the wrong occupation. After some career direction sessions she identified that she wanted to remain in Healthcare but needed a more hands-on clinical role and switched to a Nursing degree.

 

Thank-you so much for your time and patience, I really appreciate it.
I’m really excited (and a little nervous) about starting the Bachelor of Health Science (Nursing) at AUT.
I can’t wait to study anatomy and physiology, start my placements and become a nurse.
Ruby, Resource Consent Planner → Nursing

Ruby had been working in various jobs as a Resource Planner for 4 years, but was burned-out, dissatisfied and depressed. After 2 career sessions, she felt was able to identify and affirm that a switch to the health sector and to Nursing in particular would be a good fit for her.

 

As a “new kiwi” my career counsellor helped me to migrate my CV, in structure and layout, to New Zealand. He gave me his full personal attention and professional experience, analysed my skills and opportunities with me, directed me to the right and realistic career path with many ideas and mainly: lots of motivation! Finally I found my “dream job” – and I can’t thank my career counsellor enough for his time for me.
Astrid, Editor

Astrid moved over to NZ from Europe where she had an executive editorial position in a multimedia company.

 

Jonathan is a very professional career consultant not only in his knowledge base but also in his ability to act. With his help on revising my CV and on providing job interview tips, I get my dream job within short period of time. I recommend his service to those who are struggling with job hunting process and who want to get wise advices on their career path.
Camellia, Social Media Marketing Specialist Original LinkedIn review

Camellia was struggling to find work after graduating from University.

 

I wish I had done this kind of thing 20 years ago, this is what I really needed back then, this is what I needed now!  Your advice and listening is so helpful. I feel like I am finally sorting my life out. 
Duncan, Nurse → Medical School.

Duncan had issues finding a job or field of study that he could remain interested in.

 

Thanks again for meeting with me your input and advice have helped me with my planning for future.
Jared, Drainlayer → Business owner

Jared had the difficult decision to make of whether to inherit his family business or to strikeout on his own.

 

Jonathan is a joy to speak with. He has well structured sessions with great worksheets to work on between meetings that really make you stop and think about, you. After our final session I felt clear and focused on moving forward with not only my career but also my life. I would recommend to anyone who needs guidance in life and there[sic] career.
Matt, Manager → Business development .

Matt ran a successful business but felt restricted by the industry he was in and wanted to explore other occupational options that would generate a greater income.

 

Being able to talk through my options with someone was really helpful.  My counsellor asked me lots of relevant questions and got me to complete a few questionnaires which helped to shed light on my personality and what career I am best suited to.  Jonathan offered me helpful suggestions on how to pursue my career and outlined with me the steps I needed to take.  I’m happy I did counselling and am now well down the path of achieving my career goals.
Em, Managing Director → Entrepreneur

Em ran a successful technology business but was feeling unsettled and restless and was looking for new challenges.

 

Thanks Jonathan, I just wanted you to know that I really appreciated our sessions they really changed the way I look at work. I now have a purpose in life and a clear direction to go!
Sandra, Business Sales Manager -> Property Developer.

Sandra had been in her job for 4 years and was frustrated with the ever-increasing sales targets expected of her. She had a strong commitment to her family and wanted to find a career path that would allow her flexibility, income and greater interest. After 4 sessions, involving assessments and focussed discussions, we developed an action plan that led her to a career of part-time property development and changing her role within the organisation she worked in.

 

Jonathan’s career advice helped me to focus on the big picture in relation to my next career step. His advice has put my on track, working towards a job that offers real satisfaction. The tools used by Jonathan have also helped my self awareness, this has helped me inside and outside of my profession.
Jon, IT Support → Network Administrator Original LinkedIn review

Jon enjoyed the technical aspects of I.T., but had been promoted to a leadership position where he was removed from hands-on work.

 

It was great to work with you, you helped to give me insight into my work values as well as what skills and attributes I have to offer a prospective employer. I have already recommended you to friends so don’t be surprised if one or two of them contact you! Thanks again for all your help.
Rebecca, Personal Assistant → Events Planner.

Balancing family life and work was very important to Rebecca and factored strongly into developing an action plan for her.

 

Thanks Jonathan, I wasn’t really sure what I needed from today, but have come away with a much clearer sense of what is important to me and a stronger sense of the direction I’m heading in…
Rachel, Professional Dancer → Artistic administrator and Marketing coordinator.

A leading professional dancer for all her adult life, Rachel had to re-invent her career after a back injury.

 

My most sincere thanks for the amazing blessing and privilege of your valuable counsel throughout these last couple of months!! Thank you for your patience, listening and your guidance, things have become so much more clear because of that.
Dan, Receptionist → Bible college administrator and Pastoral Student.

Dan had been working in reception jobs for several years and wanted to identify a more meaningful career path compatible with her Christian beliefs.

 

Aftrr [sic] multiple sessions with Dr. Moy (“Doc”) I gained valuable insights into my behaviour and approach to many aspects of my life. I left feeling very motivated, prepared in a balanced way, for the next phase of “the plan”. I highly recommend Dr. Moy.”
Barry, Senior IT Manager → Entrepreneur Original review

After a strong career in the IT industry, Barry was a bit career-fatigued and needed to examine his career path including whether to continue in IT or move onto something else.

 

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