Q&A with our Psychologists

Breaking Unhelpful Habits

I was in a relationship when I was younger where the guy abused me mentally and physically. I turned to food for comfort. Over the years since we broke up, which is about 28 years ago, I have put a lot of weight on, have struggled with anxiety for years. How can I get out of the habit of comfort eating? As I am very unhappy and conscious of my size.

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Kristine Ross
Antidepressants

Should medication such as antidepressants be a last resort or are they required in the treatment process? I realise everyone is different but it seems as though they are too easily prescribed and are a band aid solution. What are your thoughts on how medication should be used?

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Kristine Ross
First Steps

I'm 20, and lately I've been really really down and all of a sudden I've been very anxious and not being able to see a way out of it? I'm usually the positive one in my surroundings and lately I just can't seem to shine my light as bright as I used to. My question is what is the first step to just getting control of my mental health back?

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Kristine Ross