Help for Family Members

If someone in your immediate family is struggling with problem gambling, chances are you are struggling with the effects too. The Gambling Treatment and Research Clinic provides counselling for family members. We have two main goals.

  1. To help you look after yourself in the face of your loved ones gambling difficulties and
  2. To instruct you how to most effectively support your loved one through their gambling difficulties.

You’ll be seen by a specialist psychologist who will draw on the latest evidence-based-research to guide you through these challenges. There is no need to face these difficulties alone.

Relationship Counselling

Gambling problems can have a devastating impact on people’s relationships. Rebuilding trust can be an enormous challenge, but in our experience, it can be done.

At the Gambling Treatment and Research clinic, we provide specialist support for couples experiencing relationship difficulties, as a result of problem gambling. Our psychologists have expertise in both gambling and relationship counselling, so are well placed to guide you through this challenging time.

It won’t be easy, but there’s no need to do it all on your own.

Call today. We are here to help.

Phone: 1800 482 482 (during business hours)
Email: psychology.gtc@sydney.edu.au
(If you require urgent assistance, please call the 24-hour Gambling Help Hotline on 1800 858 858)

Contact us to find our more, or take a look under the Getting Help section.

Additional Resources

A range of self-help resources is available for family members.

Online

Gambling Help NSW's Self Help Guide for Families
Problem Gambling Institute of Ontario's Guide for Families.

Books

Joesph W. C. (2001) Counselling Problem Gamblers: A Self-Regulation Manual for Individual and Famlily Therapy. Academic Press.

Federman, E. J. and Drebing, C. (2000) Don’t Leave it to Chance: Guide for Families of Problem Gamblers. New Harbinger

The Gambling Treatment and Research Clinic recognises the Dharug, Dharawal and Eora people as the Traditional Owners of the places where our clinics stand, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.