A rapidly changing postmodern working world demands revised conceptualisations of the self.
Recent scholarship in discourse analysis invites an investigation into how selves are constructed and fabricated within a complex matrix of social discourses, and how this may impact on the field of career counselling and development. This paper examines the self in career counselling
and development from a Foucauldian discourse analysis perspective in terms of the self’s
situatedness in history, narrative, and power. In addition, counselling implications within a discourse analysis perspective are provided.