Undercover Psychology Patient

I’ve just finished my Psychology Honours this week. Which is a really exciting achievement. And I’d like to take this time to reflect on my dual role as Psychology student and Psychology Patient/Client. I often feel like I am an undercover Psych consumer. Sometimes I have felt like I am privy to conversations other consumers would love to hear. These might be about certain theories … Continue reading Undercover Psychology Patient

Psychiatrists VS. Psychologists

As someone who has been in therapy for quite some time, I feel like I have a good grasp on the similarities and differences between Psychiatrists and Psychologists. Most people will tell you the difference comes down to the fact that Psychiatrists can and do prescribe medication where as Psychologists can’t and don’t. But in reality, there are many more subtle ways that the two … Continue reading Psychiatrists VS. Psychologists

Lessons learned in therapy

I’ve been in therapy for a long time. I’ll likely be in therapy the rest of my life. I’ve learnt many valuable lessons along the way and I honestly feel that all people can benefit from attending therapy, whether they are diagnosed with a mental illness or not. The therapeutic relationship has been exceptionally important for my recovery journey. I have been fortunate enough to … Continue reading Lessons learned in therapy

Disclosing diagnosis

Making the decision to disclose your diagnosis can be quite challenging. There are lots of things to consider. Can I trust this person to keep this information private? Will they be disappointed? Will they be supportive? Will they treat me differently? This decision can be made even more difficult when it is made about professional relationships. On one hand being honest and open about your … Continue reading Disclosing diagnosis