TeleCounseling Programme: more help for excessive gamblers


The team at Gambling: Help and Referral can refer you to the TeleCounseling Programme for Excessive Gamblers. This service is free and provided entirely over the telephone. This approach has proven relevant for people who prefer the telephone over in-person appointments for early intervention, for people who have a hard time getting around or for those who might be working in the health network and are reluctant asking for help within said network.

How does it work?

The programme includes:

• 1 assessment interview of 1 ½ hours;
• 6 telephone appointments of 1 hour each on the following themes: motivation, finances, erroneous beliefs, triggers, relapse prevention and learning retention.
• 4 follow-up telephone appointments at 1, 3, 6 and 12 months at the end of the programme.

To assist you throughout the programme, your counselor will send you a Workbook, as well as, a Daily Journal.

You can also watch this video for a detailed description.