DO YOU KNOW ANYONE WHO IS AFFECTED BY GAMBLING PROBLEM?
You don’t have to be Gambler to get this services. If you are affected by a Gambler within your family you can get COUNSELLING support. We provide this service for Turkish speaking people living in London who can travel to the locations where we provide the service.
WE CAN HELP YOU!
Derman has been in partnership with GamCare since 2010 to help overcome gambling problem in Turkish, Kurdish and Turkish Cypriot communities in London. We are the only organisation in UK, providing specific counselling service for gamblers to our communities who have been directly hit by gambling epidemic. In our experience many people use gambling as an opportunity to escape from other problems or pressure of their lives-problems at home or at work, boredom, loneliness or anxiety. This service offers an opportunity to explore the causes of the gambling behaviour and the effects gambling have on people’s life.
What we offer?
We offer individual short-term (6 to 12 sessions) gambling specific and culturally sensitive counselling for gamblers and their families who are affected by gambling problem. We also run gambling specific group counselling for gamblers. Our Counselling services operate under a ‘no drugs and alcohol policy’ and have a framework for missed and cancelled sessions.
1:1 Gambling Specific Therapy
Counselling is a space to talk and think about your problems with someone skilled and trained in this area. It is a place to explore thoughts and feelings about yourself and your relationships with others. You will be helped to develop practical coping strategies to be able to control or stop gambling. Counselling can help you understand yourself better and allow you to see what may have been preventing you from fulfilling your potential in life.
Group Counselling for Gamblers
Our counselling offered in a group environment can have many benefits. it offers a support network and provides the opportunity to meet others experiencing similar concerns. Together with the therapist and the other group members you’ll be encouraged to talk about your experience with other people who have had similar experiences. This can help you with feeling less alone and isolated, and also assist with gradually gaining confidence and building your self-esteem.
Who can use this Counselling Service? This is a free of charge adult (16 onwards) gambling specific and culturally sensitive counselling for Turkish, Kurdish and Turkish Cypriot communities who live in London who are affected by gambling problem as a gambler or as a family member.
How to Refer to us?
We accept referrals from health professionals as well as self-referrals for this service.
Please note: Our premises is not disabled accessible – please let us know if you or your client cannot manage stairs and we will arrange to see you at an alternative venue if possible.
A Note on Confidentiality
All practitioners work within a framework of confidentiality; whilst the relationship with the counsellor is strictly confidential, some aspects of the counsellor’s work will be discussed in supervision, within the context of total anonymity.
There will be no other disclosure. The only exceptions to this policy are where it is reasonably believed that the health and safety of an individual(s) is at risk and/or where we are legally obliged to disclose material, i.e. in the case of child protection and drug trafficking. Every effort is made to discuss this with the client beforehand.