Our counselling services in McKinnon help problem gamblers

September 21, 2015

The spring racing carnival is gathering momentum and many people are caught in the excitement, colour and pace of this popular annual event.

While it’s a full-on, fun program for most, it can herald hard times for problem gamblers and those already held tightly in the grip of gambling addiction. And that’s when it’s important to know that help is out there, with Reflection Psychology Group offering comprehensive, effective and respectful counselling services in McKinnon and across the city.

McKinnon is a wonderful suburb, with many of its residents falling into the categories of mature or having established independence. While living in a fairly affluent area and having a disposable income can make life enjoyable, it doesn’t mean you are immune to the pull of problem gambling. From high income earners to those at the other end of the scale, a gambling addiction can have a devastating effect on people’s lives, health, relationships, work and study.

If you fear that your need to gamble is negatively affecting your life, our qualified team of psychologists can help you regain control through counselling services in McKinnon and at our other clinics throughout the city.

We can give you valuable strategies to help you overcome addiction, assist you to set achievable goals and work with you to find hidden reasons behind your drive to gamble. Then, together, we can start to address those issues too.

We know our counselling services can make a positive difference to McKinnon residents’ ┬álives and those from further afield. We believe in our clients and sincerely want them to get the most they can out of every day. By empowering and motivating them, listening to them and then working as a team, we can help them to regain control.

Many people can gamble responsibly without it affecting their lives. They can make a bet with the bookies, excitedly watch those horses thunder by to the finish line, and then stop punting. But that’s not the case for everyone. And if you are one of the latter, please realise you don’t have to feel alone. Help is out there. Just take that first step and talk to our team.

Please contact Reflection Psychology Group’s McKinnon psychologists if you would like to know more about our counselling services in McKinnon and how we can help counteract gambling addiction during horse racing’s peak carnival.