How We Do It

For the individual gambler:

We use evidence-based cognitive-behavioural therapy on a group or one to one format. This could be 8-12 weekly sessions. This can be done online using virtual video sessions, or face to face at one of our clinics. If it is appropriate, we also encourage loved one(s) to be part of the recovery journey and to join a couple of sessions, as mobilising support tends to lead to better outcomes. Service users can meet others in a similar situation to inspire each other and learn from each other, as well as having access to people in stable recovery who act as important role models and guides. Over 80% of service users who complete our therapy are completely abstinent from gambling, but if abstinence is not the current goal, we will still provide help to reduce as much harm as possible.

For the affected family member:

There are 5 face to face or virtual video sessions with a therapist, whichever is most suitable. This is the format of those sessions:

Session 1: Giving them the chance to tell your story.

Session 2: Providing relevant information to help them understand gambling addiction.

Session 3: Exploring ways of coping, thinking about the pros and cons of these responses and alternatives for coping.

Session 4: Reviewing current support networks and establishing positive connections – spreading the load of stresses and strains – while evaluating other supports that may not be helping.

Session 5: Reviewing any other needs or concerns they or other family members may have.

Once they have completed this programme, they have the opportunity to join our ‘affected loved ones’ support group. This is held fortnightly, and they can remain on this group for as long as you like.


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