E22. Ros Knight – A guide to seeing a psychologist


My guest today is Ros Knight is a Clinical and Counselling Psychologist with over 25 years experience and the President of the Australian Psychological Society (the largest professional organisation of psychologists in Australia) from 2017-20. Ros is also a NSW Psychology Council Member, a Board Member of the Sydney North Health Network and was the Clinical Director at Macquarie University for nearly 14 years.

Our conversation is something of a guide for people who may be considering getting professional psychological support for the first time. We discuss when to see a psychologist, what to look for in a psychologist, how to know if you and your therapist are a good fit and how to get the most out of therapy.

Show Notes

1:50 – How do you know when you should see a psychologist?

8:40 – What to look for in a therapist?

15:10 – How to approach therapy to get the most out of it?

17:55 – Will therapy be difficult?

19:15 – How to know if you and your therapist are a good fit?

22:00 – When to leave your therapist vs. when to work to save the relationship?

25:00 – Practically, how to find a psychologist in Australia?

29:00 – How to support a friend/family member who we think needs to see someone?

Episode Links and References

Black Dog Resources

Beyond Blue Support

The Australian Psychological Society’s Find a Psychologist Service

Healthdirect’s psychology page

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