Q&A with our Psychologists

Relationship Anxiety

I am in a loving, committed relationship where we have talked extensively about our future together. During rational moments I trust my partner implicitly and know he would never intentionally do anything to hurt me. However, more frequently I am experiencing periods of anxiety where I can't help but be fearful about him cheating on me/ leaving/ becoming ill. How can I overcome this and prevent it from impacting my relationship in the future? Thank you x

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Kristine Ross
Finding the Courage

How do you build up the courage to see a psychologist? A few of my friends have suggested that seeing someone might be helpful but I don’t know how to ask and get the confidence to book an appointment.

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Kristine Ross
Break Ups

My heart is aching and broken post a break up. What are your tips for getting through this difficult time? Thank you

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Kristine Ross
Bullying

My friend is upset because she is getting bullied & she's talking to me about this & I've been giving her advice like ’it's okay, don't listen to them’ but it's just not working. I was wondering if you could give me some advice to help her? Thank you, Emily

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Kristine Ross
Threatening Thoughts

a) How can I stop thinking the worst? And stop worrying about dying?

b) I don’t like leaving home as I am worried about what is going to happen when I’m out. Can you please give me some tips and things that I could try?

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Kristine Ross
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