The aim of problem gambling counselling at Breakeven is to provide an opportunity for you to work toward increasing your well-being by becoming free of problem gambling.
When a client comes to us with a gambling problem, the first and most important step is to help them cut down or stop gambling altogether, depending on their individual goals and needs.
To this end, we examine practical ways of dealing with ’triggers’ to gamble, develop strategies for avoiding temptation, you may also want to look at options for managing your money to minimise opportunities to gamble. We will explain the purpose and benefit of using Blocking software and how to access these tools.
Our practitioners adopt a ’two-tier’ approach by working with you to explore the origins of the problem and the underlying reasons why you gamble. Gaining insight and understanding helps you come to terms with the problem and overcome it.
The most obvious goal is working towards a reduction or complete abstinence of gambling. As you gain insight, you learn to deal with your urges and triggers, which results in making better choices and change your previous pattern of behaviour.
Support for the Problem Gambler, whose aim is to stop gambling completely.
Support for the Problem Gambler whose aim is to control and better manage their gambling behaviour.
Support for anyone affected by gambling behaviour (family member, friend, colleague).
Limited support to couples after they have completed treatment -to help them integrate learning gained through treatment.
Weekly drop-in online support group (WINGS) for women gamblers and for women affected by someone’s gambling.
Aftercare groups (Green shoots) to those who have successfully stopped gambling and require extra supported learning following treatment.
Once you contact us, we will work quickly by getting you assessed as soon as possible so we understand the extent of your problem. Following the completion of a successful assessment you will be contacted by a practitioner usually within a few days. We work fast to get you the support you need without delay.
On ending treatment, you will be asked if you would like to be contacted at 3, 6, 12-month intervals to check how you are doing. Should you want or need to return, you will be given the opportunity to do so.
Face to Face in person sessions, remote “on video call” sessions or telephone sessions.
Sessions are 50 minutes long and are usually booked weekly. The number of sessions you require will be discussed at the start and reviewed throughout your treatment.