Free Counselling for Problem Gamblers & their families
What is GamCare?
GamCare is a national charity funded by the gambling industry. It provides information, advice, support and free counselling for the prevention and treatment of problem gambling. You can find out more about GamCare on their website.
krysallis is the GamCare partner for the Harrogate, Bradford, Huddersfield, Sheffield, Barnsley, Scunthorpe, Grimsby, Doncaster and Hull areas.
This means we provide specialist counselling for problem gamblers and their families on behalf of GamCare.
Who can come for GamCare counselling?
GamCare counselling is available to anyone who feels they have a gambling problem, and also to anyone who is affected by the impact of gambling, for example family members of gamblers. We also offer counselling for couples.
Where is the counselling held?
Please click here to see where we see clients. You will see the address of each location, plus a Google map and (where available) a photo of the therapy room.
What is GamCare counselling at krysallis like?
When you first contact us, we will ask you for some basic information (name, address, date of birth, what days / times you would be able to come for counselling). All enquiries are treated in strict confidence and contact information is stored in compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998. One of our specially trained GamCare counsellors will contact you, usually within 2 days, to arrange the first appointment.
Counselling sessions last for 50 minutes, and are one to one. You will always see the same person unless either you or the counsellor wishes to change. During the first session there is some paperwork to complete, which is to help the counsellor build a thorough picture of your situation and to enable the two of you to plan your therapy. Counselling is tailored to the client, so sessions may be weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly, or may start out weekly but become more stretched out as therapy progresses - these details are all to be agreed between you and your counsellor.
In addition to face to face counselling, we can also offer you telephone counselling or Skype counselling, or combination of approaches.
If you would like any more information about GamCare counselling, please call us on 01423 857939 or ring the GamCare helpline on 0808 802 0133.
How can I arrange to come for counselling?
If you would like to arrange to come for GamCare counselling in Harrogate, Bradford, Huddersfield Sheffield, Barnsley, Scunthorpe, Doncaster, Grimsby or Hull, please call us on 01423 857939, fill in our online form, or send us an email. If you don't live within easy reach of Harrogate or Bradford, you can search for your nearest GamCare counselling service here. You can also call the free GamCare helpline on 0808 802 0133.
What if I don't feel able to talk face to face?