Gambling Addiction Treatment
Gambling Addiction Treatment Options at Tranceform Psychology Wolverhampton
The Gambling Addiction treatment offered here at Tranceform Psychology will normally involve following a programme of one of our evidence-based interventions which are specifically designed to help you make fundamental changes to your unhelpful thinking styles, habitual responses or other behavioural traits associated with Gambling problems.
Beliefs, Rules for Living & Behaviours
Problems such as Gambling Addiction, tend to be the result of ‘unhelpful’ or ‘limiting beliefs‘ that may seem difficult to solve by focusing on the symptoms alone.
A more useful model for thinking about psychological problems is shown below. In this model we can see that ‘Actions’ (what we actually do – or how we behave) are dictated by the underlying set of ‘strategies’ that are called ‘rules for living’. These rules for living, in turn, are determined by the more fundamental underlying ‘core beliefs & values’.
This model indicates that the most effective way of overcoming a wide range of problems is by changing the core underlying beliefs and values that create the rules and behaviours associated with the problem. In this way, the problem is dealt with using a cause & effect philosophy.
Gambling Addiction Treatment Recommendation
We have been working with Gambling ‘Addicts’ for a number of years and have found, almost exclusively, that a central theme with Gamblers is that they believe that they ‘cannot stop’ because they are ‘addicted’.
Although gamblers may believe that this is ‘true’, the fact is that it is actually a ‘limiting belief’ as people can, and do, stop all of the time. Because gambling problems are deeply rooted in this limiting belief, our experience indicates that the very best solution for gambling ‘addiction’ problems is to follow the full course of the Tranceformental CBT Programme.
Read about our philosophy to mental health problems here.
Initial Consultations for Gambling Addiction Problems
We offer all prospective clients an initial consultation to discuss gambling addiction treatment prior to commencing any specific programmes.
The consultation is free and last around 50 minutes
During this consultation we will discuss the various options that are available to you and make a considered recommendation based on your individual personal circumstances.
Initial consultations are also available as part of our online therapy service.
At TranceForm Psychology we recognise the importance of the therapeutic relationship in helping people to bring about effective change, so its important to be able to ‘meet’ to discuss our change programmes BEFORE proceeding.
Our policy is to help people make a fully balanced & considered decision about undertaking work with us, including both the financial and personal implications.
Is Addiction Real?
Many scientists now question whether or not an ‘Addiction’ is a ‘real’ phenomenon created by a ‘hook’ or is actually more to do with what a person ‘believes’. Some research suggests that addiction is related to the degree of social connection that a person has or has not.
Read about our perspective on Addiction here.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is a proven, evidence-based form of mental health counselling for developing a fundamental understanding of the dynamics of your problem, but also for learning new coping skills and strategies for sustainable change over your life.
The full course costs £795 which you can pay for on our fees page.
Tranceformental CBT is available On-line as well as a one-to-one format in the clinic.
Visit Online Counselling for more details.