If you relate to some of the questions below, it’s time to reach out for support.
Are you hiding your gambling activities from your family and friends?
Have you had to lie to people important to you about how much you gambled?
Do you gamble to attempt to win back the money you lost? Is this causing financial pressure?
Have you ever felt the need to bet more and more money? Money you may not have.
Do you have feelings of shame, embarrassment, self-blame or guilt?
Gambling is often a personal and private affair for individuals and when it becomes a problem, it can be a very challenging time. The good news is that you have found this page.
You may not understand why you do what you do and your actions and emotions may be very hard to talk about, especially with those whom you love or are close to. You’ve already started to take the journey for recovery by searching for information on how to deal with your problem. Colwill Counselling is here to support your change.
Often one can acknowledge that there is a problem with their Gambling, but cannot see a way out. They may be aware of the harm and financial pressure that gambling is causing, but are so lost with the worry and stress, that chasing a win seems like their only choice.
This is incorrect. Help and support is here for you.
Colwill Counselling Gambling support service is uniquely personalised to help you with your gambling concerns. Our non-judgemental, private one-on-one counselling service is designed to help you overcome the power that gambling holds over you.
Cognitive Behavioural and Solution Focused therapy has shown to be highly effective for people suffering from Gambling addiction and forms part of our treatment plan. We will explore the cues and triggers that cause you to gamble, equip you with your own strategies for avoiding urges and help you re-balance your life in a more positive way.
One-to-one counselling offers a chance for self-exploration, discovery and open discussion. This can be a powerful element towards making real change and allow the foundations for breaking free from the habits that stop you from leading life in the way that your true values desire.
Begin your new journey here.