Here To Help You

You are in the right place.

If you have arrived at this page, the chances are that either you are concerned about your relationship with gambling, or you are worried about someone else. 

How can I help?

The service I provide aims to work through your relationship with gambling, discuss any practical ways you may protect yourself and look at the root causes of where this has come from. Having had personal experience of this, you can be sure you will be seen as a person, not a set of behaviours in a supportive, safe and confidential environment. I can genuinely empathise with just how hard it may be to make this step and i wholeheartedly want to share it with you.

 

I work with partners, family members and friends of people who have experienced difficulties with gambling addiction. It is suggested that for every 1 person who experiences an issue with gambling, 10 people are adversely affected. Understanding the illness and receiving our own support is essential for friends and family just as much as the person directly affected. My service will help you to better understand what has happened and separate the person you know from the behavour that may have harmed you.

Are you affected by someones gambling?

Does this apply to me?

Honestly, this is a question only you can answer . It is not for me or anyone else to tell you. Acceptance forms a key aspect of overcoming this illness. If you answer yes to some or all of the below statements, this would suggest something may need to change.

  1. Have you ever gambled more than you could afford to lose?

  2. Have you found the amount you gamble has ever increased quickly?

  3. Having lost a bet, have you ever felt that you need to win the money back and gambled more (chase your losses)?

  4. Have you ever borrowed money, sold items or stolen as a result of gambling?

  5. Have you ever wondered whether you have a problem with gambling?

  6. Has your gambling ever caused you health problems such has stress, anxiety, guilt or broken sleep?

  7. Has your gambling ever had a negative impact on work or time spent with family or friends?

  8. Has gambling ever led to you having financial difficulties in other areas of your life such as paying bills, groceries etc?

  9. When you gamble, do you ever do it alone or having gambled, feel you need to hide it from other people?

  10. Have other people ever expressed concern at how much or frequency of your gambling?

When you get in touch, rest assured you will be welcomed with understanding, warmth and with a firm commitment 

to helping you understand and overcome this condition. I look forward to hearing from you.

James King Counselling, Milton Hall, 244 Deansgate, Manchester. M3 4BQ

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