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On-line therapy for gambling?

answered 10:37 AM EST, Tue September 11, 2012
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Can you get online counseling for gambling addiction? I don’t know if it’s a good idea for me or not. I don’t really want to go and see a therapist because I don’t want my wife to know that I have been gambling again and it would be hard to hide going to an office every week from her. She works night and evenings so if I could find an online therapist who works those times then she would never have to know I was having sessions. The only real drawback for me is that going online is definitely a trigger for me. But maybe if I just made sure to go online only for therapy, and maybe that’s something that I could work on as well?

Jill Edwards Says...

Well, you are asking an on-line therapist if you can get on-line counselling for gambling, so in a way, my answer is bound to be yes! But there are conditions and these conditions may be easier to fulfil on-line than they are in real life. It may be easier for you to be really honest with me about what is happening than you are able to be with your partner or wife because you cannot actually see me. Given that going on-line is a trigger for gambling, we may have you do this work at different time of the day than you would usually have used. You probably understand that gambling is usually the problem people can see, but in most cases there is an underlying emotional story or patterning which also needs to be understood.

The way I approach on-line work, is for people to write a weekly e-mail and to talk to me for half an hour on the phone. These can be arranged so that you can keep your therapy private. The cost is £30 per week and the money is paid via Paypal to my e-mail address mrsjilledwards@gmail.com. What about giving me a call on 07948354827 and arranging to do some on-line work. Really, you will be the one who decides whether on-line counselling for gambling helps. What you do will make all the difference.

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