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I have been gambling for over 10 years and have tried to stop before but failed. The last time I tried to stop was just under 3 years ago and lasted 6 months and was back on t*t and went deeper then last time. I have broken the trust of my family again and again. I have now signing up with Gamcare and waiting for my therapy tomorrow.

I am also going through IVA to get help with my debts (as my family helped me 3 years ago and I dont want that again). I didn't do much research and have signed up with Abbots Solvency, they called me a few times and I really wanted to get things going hence just signed up with them. I am now waiting for the meeting with the creditors ( which is really painful) so I called Abbots to see if there is anything I need to prepare for but everytime I can't get through to the person dealing with my case and they keep telling me that I will get a call back which I am still waiting. Can anyone advise me if they have heard of this firm? I have search for them online and have good reviews.




This topic was modified 1 month ago by Mal
Posted : 24th September 2020 10:29 pm
Forum admin

Hi @mal,

Welcome to the forum!

I'm sure other members will be along with advice and support soon, but I've just read your post and wanted to let you the debt relief charities that we signpost people to. These are:

National Debtline – 0808 808 4000
StepChange – 0800 138 1111
PayPlan – 0800 280 2816

They offer free advice and can support you to set up whichever solution is best for you.

I appreciate your question was about Abbots Solvency specifically, and hopefully someone will have experience of them and can provide you with what you want to know, but I felt it important to share these options with you to.

All the best,

Forum Admin

Posted : 25th September 2020 6:45 am

Sorry to hear about your troubles Mal. I can't help with the company. Just wanted to point out when you said you can't stop - think of it this way - you did stop for 6months, which means you CAN STOP. The difficult bit for all of us is preventing ourselves from doing it again. I am trying to find a real purpose in what I am doing, self reflection, I know this time I need to engage more on here instead of using all the will power myself, which I am doing. 

One day this will all be past you although its incredibly hard, keep fighting for a better future, all the best, 

Posted : 25th September 2020 12:00 pm

Sorry, no experience of Abbott’s but have a very good experience of StepChange who helped me set up a debt Management plan but will assess and advise on the best solution.

Given the current climate I suspect there is sadly a high demand for this type of service.

Posted : 25th September 2020 3:55 pm

Hi st3v3n

I agree but I don't even remember how I stopped for 6 months and got back on, I agree that we do need to engage more as just using will power is just not enough. I do hope I will pass it one day but at the moment the pressure financially, disappointed family members etc is abit too much to deal at times and makes you realise what you have done which in result make your state of mind worse.

I hope we all get through this and get to where we need to..


Posted : 25th September 2020 11:17 pm

Hi san pablo

I suppose that is the case, it's a really weird and hard times at the moment but I wish people can cope with things mentally as that's probably the hardest to deal as it's not entirely physical

This post was modified 1 month ago by Mal
Posted : 25th September 2020 11:19 pm

Hi, only go with National debtline or step change all the others charge extortionate amounts of fees.  Good luck

Posted : 27th September 2020 8:31 pm
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