TeleCounseling is an over the telephone,
short-term treatment programme for excessive gamblers offered by the team at Gambling: Help and Referral.

This innovative programme, in the sense that it is offered over the telephone, consists of one 1 ½-hour assessment appointment and six one-hour appointments covering the following themes: motivation, finances, erroneous beliefs, triggers, relapse prevention, as well as, staying the course. At the end of the programme, there are four follow-up appointments at 1, 3, 6, and 12 months. TeleCounseling has proven to be a relevant approach for early intervention for people with reduced mobility who cannot get around or for others who work in the system and are reluctant to get help for fear of being recognized.