CareerScope counsellors and coaches are fully qualified in areas of psychology and career counselling, and are registered with the Career Development Association of Australia. Career counselling and coaching is a collaboration between the individual and the counsellor. We believe individuals have the personal resources to make career decisions, and the role of the CareerScope counsellors and coaches is to help identify your strengths and resources, and ask the right questions to help clarify options, review the options, and make a plan regarding where to go from here (e.g. goal setting and career planning).

Just as no two individuals are alike, no two careers are the same.

Our Team

Samantha (Sam) Hilty
Principal Career Counsellor & Career Coach

Having completed her own career transition from marketing to psychology in 2000, Sam has experience in career coaching and counselling, personal branding and marketing, vocational assessment, and recruitment. Sam has worked with a large multi-national firm in outplacement, performance management, and assisting people through the challenging and exciting time of changing jobs or developing career directions. Sam's knowledge, skills and experience in career counselling are recognised by the Career Development Association of Australia (formally Australian Association of Career Counsellors). With a commitment to staying abreast of developments in the current job market and continuously improving her skills, she is completing further studies in counselling at university. Sam is passionate about working with individuals in their career development journey to ensure they are doing something that meets their values and needs. As a participant in the QUT Career Mentor Scheme, Sam enjoys providing support, advice & networking assistance to final-year students.

As a mother of two, Sam understands the delicate balancing act with family and career. As a registered psychologist Sam can incorporate psychometric assessment tools in the career counselling and coaching process. Although, Sam's philosophy is that while vocational assessments have a role to play in the career planning and coaching, however they are neither suitable for everyone nor every situation.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Professional Member of Career Development Association of Australia
  • Member of Australian Psychological Society
  • Registered Psychologist with Psychology Board of Australia
  • Registered Medicare Provider
  • Mentor in QUT Career Mentor Scheme


  • Master of Organisational Psychology (UQ)
  • Grad Cert in Education – Career Development (QUT)
  • Grad Dip and PostGrad Dip in Psychology (QUT)
  • Certificate & Advanced Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT Australia)
  • Certificate IV in Assessment and Workplace Training
  • Bachelor of Business - Marketing (QUT)

Mission Statement

To provide exceptional career development support, and ensure all clients leave with additional, relevant tools to help them as they move forward in their life and career. Achieve 100% positive customer satisfaction.

Where Are We

Located on the Eastern side of Brisbane, in Hawthorne, less than 5 km from the city with street parking in Orchard Street. 

Gelett Burgess once said ...

"There is work that is work and there is play that is play;

there is play that is work and work that is play.

And in only one of these lie happiness"


Contact us to discover how to work towards this happiness.

c/- Hawthorne Psychology
Unit 6/168 Riding Rd
Hawthorne Qld 4171

Phone: 07 3902 1515 or 0403 176 517

Email: Contact CareerScope