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.

Please note that we are not currently providing relationship counselling, however family member's of people with gambling problems are welcome to book in for seperate sessions for support.

Additional Resources

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


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


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.