Gambling Addiction Rehab and Getting Help

Compulsive gambling can happen to anyone from any walk of life. Your gambling goes from a fun, harmless diversion to an unhealthy obsession with serious consequences.

If you are betting on the horses, in casinos, on slot machines, 24/7 access to sporting fixtures, or scratch cards, the consequences of habitual gambling can be enormous. Left unchecked or without professional support and treatment can lead to financial ruin, broken relationships, losing your job, low self-esteem, mental health problems and borrowing or stealing to pay back debts.

If you are concerned that you have a problem with gambling, then ask yourself these questions:

  • Do you find yourself constantly bothered by debt collectors?
  • Am I secretive about my gambling.
  • Do I carry on gambling even when I don’t have the money?
  • Do I lie to my friends and family about where I have been?
  • Do I consistently lie to cover up or deny my gambling activities?
  • Have I ever borrowed or stolen money to gamble or pay gambling debts?
  • Do I carry on gambling even when I lose a bet?
  • Do I have unrealistic expectations that gambling will bring the family material comfort and wealth?
  • I promise I will stop gambling, beg and plead for another chance, yet gamble again and again?

If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, you might have signs and symptoms of gambling addiction.

If you think you may have a problem controlling your compulsive gambling behaviour, you may find it beneficial to seek help and speak to a counsellor. Remember that the first step is always the hardest – if you know that you need to change your gambling habits, you are already heading in the right direction.

To request a confidential consultation with a professional counsellor from the Surrey Centre, please complete the form below, and we will contact you to arrange a meeting.

The Surrey Centre for Eating Disorders services

Dietetic Services

The Surrey Centre’s Nutrition Philosophy is based on nutrition and a healthy relationship with food thereby promoting a balanced diet as part of a healthy lifestyle.

One to One Therapy

At The Surrey Centre we use an integrated method of therapy, drawing on different therapeutic approaches and adapting them to meet individual clients needs.

Family Therapy

At The Surrey Centre, we are able to work together with partners, parents, siblings and children helping them understand how to help their loved one. When appropriate we invite the whole family to participate in sessions when feelings and experiences can be shared

Family Education And Support Programme

We understand that it is not only the individual with an eating disorder that needs support and that, often, a wider impact is felt by the whole family. We have put together a Family Education Programme offering a range of practical, dietetic help and advice alongside counselling and emotional support.


As a first step we recommend you come for an assessment. You will be guided through the process by one of our therapists. During the assessment you will have a chance to get a feel for how we work, time to tell us your story, to explain to us what you hope to gain from therapy and what your reservations might be.

Referrals to The Surrey Centre

Referrals to The Surrey Centre for Counselling & Psychotherapy can be made via self referral, GP, Consultant Psychiatrist/Psychologist, Psychotherapist/Counsellor or other appropriate professional.

Psychiatric Services

If you are referred to The Surrey Centre by a psychiatrist we will, with your agreement, work closely with them to ensure you receive a complete package of care. For some of our clients meeting the team at The Surrey Centre is the first point of contact. If at any point we feel the support of a Psychiatrist would be beneficial we will recommend this to you.