Counselling offers a safe and confidential space to explore problems that may be diminishing your well-being and preventing you from living a full and satisfying life.
I will meet you at a regular time each week to examine patterns of behavior; sometimes unresolved issues from the past that may be causing you to gamble. Problem gambling can cause a negative self-image which may be contributing to low self-esteem and feelings of anxiety and depression.
Counselling is a joint venture in which the Counsellor works with you to make sense of your individual circumstances, identify your choices and offer support throughout the process.
The Counsellor’s role is to facilitate you achieving your goals and I will respect your values and any choices you make for yourself.
As the Counsellor supports and encourages you on your path towards a gambling-free future, other benefits can include improved feelings of self-worth, better and more satisfying relationships, a clearer sense of direction and purpose for your life and financial stability.
In order to work towards this, your Counsellor is able to offer you strategies and interventions that may help to limit your ability to gamble, they will not give you advice or suggestions on other life issues, but will work with you to come to your own decisions.
Your Counsellor will work with you according to your particular needs. In order to understand what triggers your gambling, it may be valuable for you to work with your Counsellor on better understanding how life experiences have influenced you.
To become and remain free of problem gambling you may discover that is will benefit you to address and resolve specific problems such as decision making, coping with a crisis, developing personal insight and knowledge, improving interpersonal relationships or working through confusing thoughts and feelings.