hi montacute, welcome.
personally, i've seen lots of psychologists over the years since probably about 2013/2014, i can't remember the year exactly, or how many, but it's definitely over 10, maybe 10-20, i don't know. i did have one that i found alright, but he closed down his practice, & my parents & i ended up moving away anyway.
i have had many bad experiences with psychologists hence seeing so many. please be aware though that this is just my personal unfortunate experience, and yes i did my research, i always do. it doesn't mean that every psychologist is bad, i'm sure there are good ones out there. this is just what i sadly experienced so please, to you & others, don't let this stop you from seeing a psychologist if you decide to.
i only have a psychiatrist really, sometimes i see a GP but i've had bad experiences with them too, but once again that's just my experience. i used to see a social worker & she was good but the last time i saw her she was on holidays for a while & i just didn't make an appointment as i forgot or something, but it's ok.
my psychiatrist always tell me to look for psychologists again, & i feel pushed by this, like he doesn't understand. i guess he's trying to be helpful not forceful but i feel like he doesn't get it.
what i'm saying is irrelevant i guess, i apologise, but i just wanted to let you know that you're not alone, in not wanting to see psychologists & not liking how they practice or whatever.
sorry if none of this makes sense, my brain gets funny at times & i don't know what i'm saying sometimes. but once again please don't let my sad experiences stop you.
i guess i just commented because i wanted to say you're not the only one who feels that way about psychologists etc.