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.
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
The Australian Psychological Society’s Find a Psychologist Service