Gambling Help

GAMBLING HELP

All counselling programs at the Centre work from a Social Determinants of Health and Trauma Informed Care framework. The objective is for synchronicity between individual client’s priorities, needs and presentation at any one time and the most appropriate and well fitting therapeutic response.

Counselling is client focused, confidential and conducted in a supportive, trustworthy respectful environment with individually tailored treatment options utilising each person’s inner strengths to resolve their problems and reach their life goals.

The Gambling Help Counselling Program provides brief interventions, short, medium and long –term counselling addressing current gambling problems, quitting, maintenance of long term recovery, and can address complex co-occurring issues and underlying trauma issues such as:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Mental health issues
  • Domestic violence
  • Stress
  • Self-esteem
  • Grief and Loss / Bereavement
  • Relationships
  • Parenting/Child protection
  • Childhood sexual assault
  • Adult sexual assault
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Trauma
  • Physical health problems
  • Being a carer
  • A history of abuse and/ or neglect.

For clients in active problem gambling, Harm Reduction strategies may be a feature of counselling to help reduce related harms to clients and to the community and also be utilized to increased opportunities and enable positive long term changes in health and well-being.

The Centre’s gambling help counselling program can assist and support the goal of quitting.

The Centre’s gambling help counselling program can assist and support with the Exclusion program run through Clubs NSW.

Relapse Prevention strategies are commonly utilized for clients in recovery, who are unstable in the maintenance of abstinence.

The Gambling help counsellor at the Centre can is also able to provide counselling and support to clients in 12 step programs.

The SWCC Gambling Help long term counselling program can work on complex underlying issues around childhood abuse, domestic violence etc. within the safety of our trauma informed care framework.

Clients mandated into treatment by the criminal justice system and Family and Community Services can also access counselling at the Centre.

You are a person to meet, not a problem to solve.

Problem gambling can be a way of coping with trauma, stress, loss or difficult changes in life. Sometimes it can feel like it is becoming unmanageable or has left your life in a mess. Seeing one of our experienced therapists/counsellors at the Centre can help to uncover what is going on and facilitate your journey to more productive patterns and a better state of psychological/mental and emotional wellness.

If you are concerned about or are impacted by the gambling of a family member or person close to you, our counselling program can also be helpful for you.