If you have a gambling addiction, it may help you to talk to a therapist. Here's a selection of the verified and qualified therapists on PlusGuidance who can help you identify and work with you to overcome this. Most of them offer consultations.
It's hard to stop once you start gambling
You lie and go to great lengths to hide the gambling
Friends and family are worried about you
You become more than just disappointed when you lose a gamble
Stress accompanying gambling or getting results from it
Rationalising or minimising the gambling behaviour so it seems justified
You deny there's a problem
When others ask about your gambling, you become defensive and may blame them
You may hold the view that gambling is a way to make money to improve your life situation
You gamble even when you haven't got the money for it (you might borrow or steal money or use credit cards)
You keep on gambling in the hope of winning back the money you've lost on gambling
Neglect of relationships so you can gamble
Feelings of guilt for isolating yourself from friends, family or relationships
"I had some consultations and then found the therapist I’m now working successfully with. PlusGuidance is giving people opportunities that just haven’t existed before - a new way to approach mental health treatment."
If what we describe above sounds like you, it may be worth talking to a qualified therapist that can help you work your way through this. PlusGuidance is a convenient way to get access to the right therapist for you. The website has a broad list of therapists specialising in gambling addiction and other challenges so you’re bound to find the right one for you.
PlusGuidance also offers you four ways to have sessions with your preferred therapist: Online video, voice calls, messaging or in-person at the therapist's office. All online communications are secure and comply with the highest standards of data protection.
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