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Chat online with a Gambling Counsellor for free

Speak confidentially with a counsellor about your gambling concerns. You can do it anytime, anywhere.


Why Chat with a Gambling Counsellor Online?

Speaking to a counsellor can be incredibly helpful. Talking to an impartial professional about your issues can help you see them in a new way. At Gambling Help Online, our experienced counsellors provide 24/7 support to help you quit or cut down on gambling.

Stigma is often linked to gambling problems, making it challenging to seek help. However, Gambling Help Online can make that first step much less scary.

How to Start a Chat Counselling Session:

  1. Click on the "Begin Your Chat Now" button above.
  2. Read and agree to the terms and conditions.
  3. Provide basic information needed to start your session.
  4. A chat window will open, allowing you to start your conversation with a counsellor.

Benefits of Online Chat Counselling:

  • Convenience and flexibility: You can start a session anytime, anywhere. You only need a device with an internet connection.
  • Accessibility: Online counselling can remove barriers. These include mobility issues, travel limits, and waiting lists. Plus, it's free, apart from any data charges from your internet service provider.
  • We offer inclusive support. Our service is open to anyone affected by gambling, including family and friends.
  • Secure and confidential: Your privacy is our priority. Rest assured, all conversations are confidential.

Things to Consider:

  • Text can lead to misunderstandings. This is a potential for miscommunication. If this is happening, ask your counsellor for clarification. This will ensure you both understand the conversation.
  • Typing speed and coordination are key. If you get out of sync with your counsellor, ask them to sum up the talk. Then, take turns speaking. Our counsellors are trained to navigate this effectively.
  • Not for crises. If you're in crisis, online communication may not be the best option. In such cases, we recommend seeking help right away. Visit our Immediate Help page. It has a list of support options and emergency contacts.
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