Thu, 15 Nov 2018 23:00:25 GMT

Problem Gambling

What is counselling?

The aim of problem gambling counselling at Breakeven is to provide an opportunity for you to work toward increasing your well-being by becoming free of problem gambling.

When a client comes to us with a gambling problem, the first and most important step is to help them cut down or stop gambling altogether, depending on their individual goals and needs. To this end, we examine practical ways of dealing with "triggers" to gamble, develop strategies for avoiding temptation, and look at options for managing your money so as to minimise opportunities to gamble.

Our counsellors adopt a "two-tier" approach by working with you to explore the origins of the problem and the underlying reasons why you gamble. Gaining insight and understanding helps you come to terms with the problem and over come it.

The most obvious goal is working towards a reduction or complete abstinence of gambling. As you gain insight, you learn to deal with your urges and triggers, which results in making better choices and change your previous pattern of behaviour.