I have successfully assisted many individuals to stop problem gambling by helping and supporting them to foster ways of coping through understanding possible underlying issues and recognising and addressing connected issues that are causing harm. The aim of therapy is to establish a productive and alternative lifestyle without the need of problem gambling.
How we grieve is unique to us as individuals and as an independent counsellor, I can help those who find it too difficult to talk to family or friends. Suicidal thoughts and feelings are not uncommon during the pain of grief and the risk of suicide can be real and is heightened for bereavements in some circumstances, or for some individuals.
Family Members of Problem Gamblers
I also provide counselling support to family members of a problem gambler. Exploring coping behaviours, strategies, social support, options of further specialist help will increase awareness and understanding.