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Gambling may feel like the answer to your money worries

Posted on 24 February, 2018 at 5:00

Clients are often anxious about money and debt problems, The blog will not replace the help you would receive from a specialist debt advice agency or the support and guidance available from seeing a Gambling Counsellor or attending a support group.

Tackling your gambling

• Gambling may seem like the answer to money difficulties but in reality the chances of a big win to pay off accumulated debts or meet regular expenses are quite small.

• Be honest to your...

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How we can help women with a gambling problem

Posted on 6 October, 2017 at 8:05

Why do I have this problem?

Many women find it hard to understand why they gamble, and why they are unable to just make themselves stop when it causes so many problems. Do you tell yourself you gamble ‘for the money’? Is this really true? Perhaps, even if you win, you find yourself continuing to play.

For many women, the need to gamble may be influenced by difficult emotional experiences in the past. We provide specialist counselling for anyone experiencing di...

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Talking to a problem gambler

Posted on 31 May, 2017 at 21:50

Sometimes, family and friends will spot the problem first, because the gambler might be convincing him or herself that everything is fine when really it isn't.

Let the gambler know the reason you're concerned is that you care about them. It's also helpful to use positive communications rather than being confrontational or critical. You could try talking about how you're feeling by using 'I' messages to lessen defences and keep lines of communication ...

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Problem Gambling: A Guide for Families

Posted on 28 May, 2017 at 9:05

Since you are reading this you are probably already worried that gambling is harming your family.

Trust your feelings. Families often know something is wrong—but not what is wrong.

People with gambling problems may cover up or lie when you ask where they have been, or where money has gone. This makes problem gambling hard to identify.

Here are some common signs of gambling problems. The ...

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Is remote gambling getting in the way of the life you want to live?

Posted on 20 May, 2017 at 3:20

Remote gambling refers to any form of gambling accessed either through the internet, using a mobile telephone or wireless handset or through interactive television. Whilst still new compared to traditional ways of accessing gambling, we know that remote gambling has just as much potential to cause problems and that the 24/7 nature of its avaiability may cause futher di...

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