What to expect from counselling

  • Professional, confidential and free service
  • A thorough assessment of your gambling and other related issues
  • Information
  • Referral to other agencies if they can help
  • Counselling for gambling
  • Counselling for other issues

Counselling can be individual, couple, family or group based. Goals are worked out with you. You decide whether to stop or control your gambling and which other issues to address.

Counselling is available at many different locations throughout Britain and you don't have to see a counsellor where you live - if you would prefer to talk to someone in an area away from your home and work, you can choose to do so. Counselling can also be offered online. Call the National Gambling Helpline on 0800 8020 133 to talk to someone about your issues with gambling.

What is counselling?

Counselling is an opportunity for you to discuss issues or concerns with a professional in a safe, confidential, non-threatening, accepting environment. The counsellor's role is to assist you to resolve your own problems and explore options to make life choices clearer.

All it takes is a call to someone who is ready to help you work out your issues.