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    Elizabeth
    Junior Member
    Posts: 8
    Joined: Sat Sep 28, 2013 4:26 pm

    Councelling

    Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:27 am

    Hi, does anyone here or has anyone seen a gambling councelore? And can recommend or has any advice on how to go about starting this process? Are there free services available ?
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    clearthatmind
    Member
    Posts: 30
    Joined: Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:26 am

    Re: Councelling

    Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:47 am

    Yeah sure, I have used the counselling chat service they have on this site. Just head off to https://www.gamblinghelponline.org.au/p ... hat/#/chat...If you prefer chatting and not face-to-face, this is a good alternative. I hope it helps
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    clearthatmind
    Member
    Posts: 30
    Joined: Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:26 am

    Re: Councelling

    Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:56 am

    Sorry, I may have misread your post. Were you talking about face-to-face only? If so, that might depend on where you live and the services surrounding you. I might be wrong but I think nationally you may be referred (usually by your GP) for 5 government subsidised (free) counselling sessions and if needed another 5 for the year. This may have changed since I last heard of it and might only be in some states or territories. I wish you well
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    Mona58
    Senior Member
    Posts: 1047
    Joined: Sun Oct 15, 2017 12:44 pm

    Re: Councelling

    Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:44 pm

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    Mona58
    Senior Member
    Posts: 1047
    Joined: Sun Oct 15, 2017 12:44 pm

    Re: Councelling

    Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:44 pm

    Hi Elizabeth

    The Gambling help online number 1800 858 858 will be able to advice and also help you find a local gambling counsellor.

    Also You could get a referral from your doctor for 10 free (or a small fee) visits to psychologist / counsellor but these are not necessarily gamble specific.

    Mona
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    pamela
    Senior Member
    Posts: 1713
    Joined: Sun Jun 29, 2014 9:38 pm

    Re: Councelling

    Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:19 pm

    Depends where you live but Relationships Australia also offer free counselling and they have other services to offer as well
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    Calvin (facilitator)
    Senior Member
    Posts: 339
    Joined: Tue Mar 27, 2018 5:01 pm

    Re: Councelling

    Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:12 am

    Hello @Elizabeth

    I'm Calvin one of the facilitators here on the forums.
    Good on you for reaching out for some support.
    You can access a face to face gambling counsellor and/or a financial counsellor free of charge. To organise a referral you can call the 24 hour helpline or get in touch via webchat.

    Kind regards,

    Calvin.
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    Mongoose
    Member
    Posts: 56
    Joined: Sat Jul 07, 2018 1:45 pm

    Re: Councelling

    Sun Sep 29, 2019 7:40 pm

    Hi Elizabeth I tried to give up gambling many times on my own and it wasn’t until I started counseling that I really felt I could do it just having that extra support can sometimes really help do go for it even if you think it’s not for you I think you benefit a lot out if it . Mingoose
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