- You spending more money and time on gambling than you can afford.
- You’re finding it hard to manage or stop your gambling
- You’re having arguments with family or friends about money and gambling.
- You’re losing interest in usual activities or hobbies such as going out with friends or spending time with family.
- You’re always thinking or talking about gambling.
- You lie about your gambling or hiding it from other people.
- You chase your losses or gambling to get out of financial trouble.
- You gamble until all of your money is gone.
- You’re borrowing money, selling possessions or not paying bills in order to pay for gambling.
- You need to gamble with larger amounts of money or for a longer time to get the same feeling of excitement or buzz.
- You’re neglecting work, school, family, personal needs or household responsibilities because of gambling.
- You feel anxious, worried, guilty, depressed or irritable.
- You feel isolated and as though there is nowhere to turn
- You’re suffering with sleeplessness, stress, anxiety and depression
- You’re having intrusive and suicidal thoughts
- You have problems with payday loans and other debt
I’m a trained Gamcare counsellor and an associate of Krysallis an agency employed by Gamcare. Gamcare is national charity specializing in supporting problem gamblers and their families.
If you are a problem gambler or are affected by problem gambling and would like support you can access up to 24 therapeutic sessions free of charge.
You can refer yourself through:
Helen Sanders – 07582713610 – www.fourcornerspsychotherapy.co.uk – contact form