What happens if you quit psychology? With Fiona Maguire

The Aspiring Psychologist Podcast

Jan 30 2023 • 32 mins

Show Notes for The Aspiring Psychologist Podcast Episode: 60: So what if

you do actually quit psychology? With Fiona Maguire

Thank you for listening to the Aspiring Psychologist Podcast. Professional psychology is not an easy career to pursue and sometimes people decide that it’s not for them. This can happen for a variety of reasons and this is just one story but it’s important to understand that NOT being a professional psychologist can also make you very happy too.

This is a guest episode with Fiona Maguire.

We hope you find it useful. I’d of course love any feedback you might have!

The Highlights:

  • 00:29: Welcome and intro
  • 02:13: Meeting on LinkedIn!
  • 01:55: Fiona’s background and using intuition.
  • 04:23: The inside out perspective and perception
  • 05:21: Meta cognition and thought fusion
  • 06:42: Being present
  • 08:00: How to listen better
  • 10:14: Fiona’s psychology background and assistant psychologist work
  • 11:55: The path to burnout
  • 15:01: The impact of the work we do
  • 16:31: fighting the systems our clients are in
  • 21:04: Stepping away from psychology and finding a new path
  • 23:38: What if you’re starting to think maybe this psychology career isn’t for you?
  • 25:34: Being fulfilled and happy outside of psychology
  • 27:54: Connecting with Fiona
  • 29:06: Summary, connecting with Marianne and close


 Connecting with Fiona: www.FionaMaguire.com

 Connect with Fiona on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/fionamaguire/

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 Grab your copy of the new book: The Aspiring Psychologist Collective: https://amzn.to/3CP2N97

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 Connect socially with Marianne and check out ways to work with her, including the upcoming Aspiring Psychologist Book and The Aspiring Psychologist Membership on her Link tree: https://linktr.ee/drmariannetrent

 To check out The Clinical Psychologist Collective Book: https://amzn.to/3jOplx0

 To join my free Facebook group and discuss your thoughts on this episode and more: https://www.facebook.com/groups/aspiringpsychologistcommunity

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