GamCare

London, EC1N 8QP
0808 8020 133 0808 8020 133 Registered / Accredited

About us

GamCare operates the National Gambling HelpLine, providing information, advice and support for anyone affected by gambling problems. Advisers are available 24 hours a day on Freephone 0808 8020 133 or via web chat at www.gamcare.org.uk.

We also offer a range of free treatment across England, Scotland and Wales, as well as a moderated Forum and daily chatrooms so that people can speak to others experiencing similar issues and seek support.

GamCare provides free, specialist treatment for anyone experiencing difficulties resulting from a gambling problem – including gamblers, partners, family members, friends - across Great Britain. Treatment can be provided face-to-face, online or over the phone, and we offer both individual and group sessions.

Our specially trained and experienced practitioners can give you the safe, confidential space you need to work through the issues and situations connected to gambling in your life, and we will work with you to find the best methods of dealing with these situations going forward.

Our practitioners work within a broad range of therapeutic approaches, meaning that GamCare can provide treatment that is tailored to your needs.

Training, qualifications & experience

Our service is confidential, accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and abides by their Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions. Please note our service is not provided by the NHS.

All staff have qualifications and experience relevant to their role and all staff have regular supervision and annual appraisal. We undertake regular mandatory safeguarding training, including training on how to manage suicidality for our clinical teams.

Member organisations *

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

We have verified that at least one professional at this organisation is registered with the relevant professional body.

Areas of counselling we deal with

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Solution focused brief therapy

Fees

All services are free of charge.

Further information

Please call the National Gambling HelpLine on Freephone 0808 8020 133 or visit www.gamcare.org.uk for further information.

Gamcare
91-94 Saffron Hill
London
EC1N 8QP

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

We work with a range of partners across Great Britain and will be able to accommodate accessibility requirements.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Employee Assistance Programme

Social

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