Welcome to the Gambling Clinic - Tel: 0876714259
I'm Barry Grant - an addiction counsellor, specialising in the treatment of gambling addiction. I have helped hundreds of people with gambling problems to get into and maintain good recovery. Recovery from gambling addiction is possible. There are many ways to get there. For some people, one-to-one counselling is the process that suits them best. I work with people in the community. This means that they are in a position to continue working or studying and are able to take care of parental or other responsibilities. Some people would benefit more from residential treatment, but this does not suit everyone, for a variety of reasons. I am a fully accredited member of the Association of Professional Counsellors & Psychotherapists in Ireland (APCP), since 2012.
During my time working with Problem Gambling Ireland and Extern Problem Gambling, I have worked with hundreds of people using a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Program that is specifically designed for the treatment of gambling addiction. The Program can be delivered either face-to-face, at my office in Waterford, or online, via Zoom call. In my experience, online treatment for gambling addiction works just as well as face-to-face and has several advantages over in person treatment.
The Treatment Program
The Treatment Program starts with 8 weekly sessions of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). During the first 8 weeks, we focus on reducing triggers and opportunities to gamble; Motivational Enhancement; Cognitive Restructuring (around irrational beliefs associated with gambling); and Relapse Prevention. If you have a partner or another loved one who you wish to attend one or more sessions with you, that can be arranged - and is often beneficial in terms of money management.
After 8 weeks, we review your progress and discuss next steps. Some people will choose to finish up at this stage. Many will choose to continue on a weekly; fortnightly or monthly basis, in order to maintain recovery.
Each counselling session lasts 60 minutes and costs €70
There are many free problem gambling treatment services available in Ireland. For details of these services, please go to: www.gamblingcare.ie
The Problem Gambling Podcast
My Colleague, Tony O'Reilly, and I have recorded over 60 hours of podcast episodes, focusing on problem gambling and recovery. Guests on the podcast include: Oisin McConville, Niall McNamee, Rory O'Connor (Rory's Stories - and many more. We also look at the most common issues that arise for a person in the early stages of recovery from gambling addiction. Please do check out the podcast. Many people have found it to be a beneficial tool in their recovery.
get in touch
If you would like to contact me in complete confidence, please email info[at]thegamblingclinic.ie, or call/text me on 0876714259
I am in counselling sessions throughout the day. As such, my phone is off for extended periods. Please leave a voicemail or send a text message and I will get back to you later the same day (business day). I do not reply to calls on weekends.