With the growth of technology, access and ease of gambling has grown rapidly, particularly through smartphone apps.
Where gambling used to be an act of making the journey to the bookkeepers, the temptation is now with us at all times which can be acted on simply by reaching into our pocket or handbag.
Whereas recreational gamblers gamble knowing that they will most likely lose and only bet what they’re willing to lose, those with problem gambling often experience a number of problematic beliefs that contribute to their gambling patterns.
For example, the ‘gambler’s fallacy’ is a belief that a win is due following a series of losses; or that losses can be recuperated by chasing a ‘big win’. These beliefs, coupled with the addictive nature of gambling can result in significant problems in people’s lives.
Gambling addictions can have a significant impact on social life, relationships, focus and performance at work along with financial problems as core expenses cannot be met due to funds being spent on gambling.
The team of experienced and understanding Brisbane counsellors at Bowen Hills Psychology are able to help individuals identify their gambling difficulties, understand how and why the habit has grown out of control, repairing relationships that their gambling addiction had impacted as well as equipping them with tools to avoid falling back into the same habits.
Individuals who are impacted by a gambling addiction often find reaching out and getting help the hardest step.
So, get in touch, confidentially, with Bowen Hills Psychology to talk about your gambling habits and the impacts that it has had on your life.
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Our aim at Bowen Hills Psychology is to provide the impacted individual with a safe and non-judgemental therapy space, so that they can feel comfortable opening up about their experiences and the impact on others. To see if we’re the right fit, book a consultation now.