The Gambling Addiction Counselling Service is available both online and in person. In person sessions are available on Saturdays in my office in Waterford. Online Sessions are available on weekdays via zoom. This allows for private, confidential one-to-one interaction. Video sessions replicate the experience of in-person therapy, providing a personal and engaging therapeutic environment. The Online Counselling Service provides an accessible, convenient & confidential alternative for clients located anywhere in Ireland.
The primary goal of the counselling service is to help clients overcome their gambling addiction, regain control over their lives, and develop healthier habits and coping skills. The first step involves a thorough assessment of the client’s gambling history, behaviours, and the impact of gambling on their life. We work together to understand the underlying causes of their gambling addiction and any co-occurring mental health issues.
Based on the assessment, I collaborate with the client to create a personalised treatment plan tailored to their specific needs and goals. Treatment plans may include a combination of therapy modalities, support groups, and educational resources.
One-on-one counselling sessions address the client’s emotional, psychological, and behavioural aspects of their addiction.
Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and other evidence-based therapeutic approaches are employed to modify harmful gambling patterns and thought processes.
Clients will learn coping mechanisms, stress management techniques, and strategies to identify & deal with potential triggers that may lead to relapse. Implementing strategies to maintain long-term recovery is also at the core of the therapeutic work.
The Counselling Service upholds strict confidentiality and ethical standards to ensure a safe & trusting environment for clients.
Ultimately, I strive to empower clients on their journey to break free from the cycle of compulsive gambling and build a fulfilling, happier & healthier life.
For further information, please contact me via the contact form or directly by phone or email.