Gambling, especially online gambling, is one of the fastest growing behavioural addictions. A recent report by the Gambling Commission estimated that around 430,000 people in Britain suffer from a serious gambling habit, affecting thousands more close family members.
Gambling addiction is often referred to as the ‘secret behavioural addiction’ because it is often unacknowledged and it can easily be kept hidden from family and friends, whether gambling in a large Manchester casino, a betting shop on the high street or online with an app downloaded onto a smart phone.
Internet gambling, makes online poker, horse racing, roulette, or any number of gambling activities available 24/7. However the consequences of long term addiction can be life changing for you and your family when you quite literally go broke.
Our Therapists and Counsellors provide gambling addiction therapy in a discreet, safe environment either in groups or on an individual basis which aims to alleviate the destructive effects of problem gambling.
Compulsive gambling or gambling addiction can be an impulse control disorder where individuals have little control over their addiction, despite the risk of devastating consequences.
Our Counsellors are trained professionals who can help with a wide range of behavioural addiction issues. Addiction Therapy and Counselling is available for individuals, couples and benefit the whole family in Manchester or Preston. We also offer online counselling sessions for those who cannot attend in person.
Our addiction counselling provides a safe and confidential environment. Together we can explore the psychological aspects of the addiction and any issues that are concerning or distressing you. It offers an opportunity to express your thoughts and feelings in a neutral space, with a trained therapist or counsellor who is non-judgemental and unbiased.
Simply arrange to speak with one of our experienced addiction therapists at one of our consulting rooms in Preston or Manchester. Partners are also welcome and are encouraged to attend to provide both support and another perspective.