We see the immense hardship faced by people and families affected by problem gambling. If you’re considering taking that first courageous step out of problem gambling, we are here to help you on your journey. Call us on 1300 827 638.
How does the counselling process work?
Following an initial phone conversation with Wesley Gambling Counselling, you are invited to make an appointment to see a counsellor. This may involve you and/or family members and friends. It’s an opportunity to identify and discuss your main concerns.
The counsellor will put together an initial assessment of your gambling problem, focusing on the impact it has on your personal wellbeing, family relationships, finances and work performances. You will be encouraged to set your own goals for change.
Recognising problem gambling
If you are experiencing any of the following signs then it’s time to reach out for help.
- adverse effects on personal wellbeing, relationships, finances and work performance gambling to excess
- repeatedly gambling beyond what a person can reasonably afford or would want to spend
- failure to control
- finding it difficult or impossible to stop gambling until all available funds have run out
- lifestyle impacts.