We provide counselling for anyone who is experiencing difficulties resulting from a gambling problem – including partners and family members. The service is confidential and abides by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy's “Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy”. We offer the service free of charge, nevertheless we accept donations.
Speaking to a trained counsellor will enable you to discuss situations in your past and present life which may be relevant to your gambling problem in a safe environment over a period of time. Your counsellor will help you explore and consider your life and relationships and will help you find the best method to deal with the effects your or someone else's gambling has on your life.
Our well trained and experienced counsellors work within a broad range of therapeutic approaches allowing GamCare to provide counselling that meets the individual needs of each client.
In order for the counselling to have an impact and lead to success, you will have to be able to engage on a weekly basis for a certain period of time.
The main aims of our counselling are:
To help stop or reduce the frequency of problem gambling.
To help develop ways of coping with problem gambling behaviour.
To help understand some of the underlying reasons why gambling has become a problem.
To help address related issues that are causing harm or damage.
To help develop a productive and healthy life without problem gambling.