I know someone with ginger hair who was arrested for shoplifting. Therefore all people with ginger hair are shoplifters. I think not.
Your logic is flawed. A bit like saying that you have no time for GPs because of what Harold Shipman did.
Both those analogies are ridiculous.
It is well known that so-called professions like bankers, lawyers and estate agents have a high proportion of people who are totally selfish and unconcerned about the welfare of their customers, despite much pretence otherwise. All I am saying is that I now treat some of these airy fairy so-called caring occupations with similar caution. And as a matter of fact I would even include some GP's in as well. My experience with them is not entirely good either, but by the same token I am not accusing any of them of being serial killers, or of having ginger hair - though some of them might have. They are getting very flaky these days though, with all these new trusts and businesses and so forth being introduced. Patients aren't the priority, balancing the books is (and making money - they are almost as overpaid as bankers, lawyers and prostitutes are).
If psychology was not an effective intervention, the government would not have invested millions of pounds (literally) in psychological therapies:
That's a flawed statement if ever there was one. So the government is very sensible is it? And doesn't make mistakes? I don't think so. Otherwise it wouldn't have wasted billions over many years on a very badly flawed NHS IT system, which has been one of the greatest drains (if not THE greatest) on public resources the UK has ever experienced. It's still not right and this has been going on for the best part of 15 years. You comparison simply reinforces the point I make about psychology.
Your experiences have clearly influenced your views (Most people are out for themselves, and don't give a toss about anyone else.), but this doesn't mean that they are true.
Of course it doesn't MEAN it is true. But I wouldn't have said that if I didn't think it was. I haven't got rose tinted specs, and I would guess you live in a sheltered backwater if you can't recognise what I am describing.