Gambling problem – what we do

Posted by on Jun 17, 2014 in Blog | Comments Off on Gambling problem – what we do

Did you know that there is  free help throughout Cumbria for people with gambling problems?  GamCare is the national charity that helps those that get into any sort of trouble through gambling.  They run a national helpline as well as on-line services and advice as well as funding local one-to-one counselling inCumbria. For the last five years they have funded this service through my organisation The Cumbria Counselling Group. We operate from five towns throughout Cumbria and give confidential counselling, advice and support to those who...

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Types of Therapy Issues

We provide therapy for a range of current and past issues:

Anxiety: loneliness, panic attacks, eating disorders, worry, depression, lethargy

Depression: insomnia, oversleeping, lack of energy or motivation, guilt, worthlessness, suicidal thoughts, self-hate, withdrawal from friends, family and pastimes.

Loss: bereavement, stillbirth, miscarriage, abortion, redundancy, job loss.

Stress: lack of confidence, chronic illness, lethargy, self-harm, anger, jealousy, unhappy relationships, problems at work, depression, suicidal urges.

Trauma: accidents, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). physical, sexual and emotional abuse - past and present.

Addictions/Obsessions: alcohol, computer games, drugs, eating problems, gambling, pornography, spending, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)



"After 9 years of trying to stop myself from gambling with no professional help I finally took the step of contacting GamCare and arranged the first of 8 one-on-one meetings. This was truly the turning point in my long battle with gambling, Just being able to talk to someone outside my own situation who would not judge me for anything I had done was such a relief.

With their great ideas and advice on how to deal with everything, TCCG made me realise I DID NOT NEED gambling in my life.

Horses had been my source of gambling every single day of my life for the last nine years, but it has now been FOUR MONTHS SINCE I LAST looked at horse racing - let alone lost money betting on them - and I can't thank my TCCG advisor and GamCare enough for the difference they have made to my life."

My Son’s Gambling Addiction
“I was introduced to Gamcare when my son's gambling came to a head. Without Sean I do not know how I would have coped. Being able to talk openly to someone has helped me deal with the very serious situation my son brought upon me with his gambling addiction.

It is very comforting that if you feel anxious about the situation, you can pick up the phone. I am very grateful for all the help I have been given, and if in the future I need any help I would not hesitate in contacting TCCG through Gamcare”.

Cumbrian Locations

Cumbrian Locations

We cover the whole of the county.


24-Hour Message Service

24-Hour Message Service

T: 01946 820230