There can be several reasons why you might be seeking the help or advice of a psychologist, either for yourself, or for someone you care for, such as a child. Given the huge impact that any meetings and subsequent consultations with that psychology professional can have on the lives of the people they are treating, it is imperative that you choose your psychologist wisely.
Now we are not saying this because there is a huge problem with so-called ‘rogue’ psychologists, after all, we are not talking about someone coming to fix your boiler. However, what we are saying is that given the extremely personal one-to-one interactions that a psychologist will have with their client as they confer, support, and treat them, it is essential that you get the choice right.
To give you some assistance in making a better and more informed decision, here are some questions to ask of them and to research in their reviews so that you can determine whether they are the right choice of psychologist for you or a member of your family
Are They Passionate About Their Work?
You want to select a psychologist who is passionate about the role they have, as this augurs well for them being passionate about helping their patients. Any initial conversations you have with them, even if it is an enquiry, should give you some indication of how much they seem to want to help.