Clinical Gambling Program
There are three components of the program that Kuldip Counselling & Consulting Services works with:
Free one to one counselling for individuals, couples and family members with a problem gambling. People who are impacted by someone’s gambling can also access the program for free even if the gambler is not the program. Family meetings can be arranged for those who would like information regarding gambling problems in a support family environment. Kuldip sees clients who reside in Surrey BC. To locate a problem gambling counsellor in your area please call 1.888.795.6111.
As the South Asian Specialist, Kuldip Counselling & Consulting Services provides culturally sensitive gambling awareness programs for South Asian groups. Presentations, Trainings and education is available free of charge for staff and clients. Other programming is available upon request. The program will work with your group to ensure messaging regarding responsible and/or problem gambling awareness meets your group’s needs.
Additional Services available by accessing www.bcresponsiblegambling.ca by phoning the BC Problem Gambling Help Line at 1.888.795.6111. To book a presentation for your group, call the Help Line and ask for a referral to a Prevention Specialist in your area.
Services provided are:
- Education and information for students in grades 5 to 12.
- Training for student leadership programs and peer helpers.
- Information sessions for parent groups, ESL classes, college classes, community groups, and treatment programs.
- Drama projects and awareness booths for older adult populations.
- Training for community professionals.
- Awareness initiatives and information booths for community groups and college or university campuses.
- Cultural prevention specialist for Asian Canadians and Canadian Aboriginals.
Discovery is a multi-day group treatment program offered through the BC Responsible & Problem Gambling Program. Programs run between 2 and 5 days and curriculum is varied; programs include Building Motivation, Discovering Self, Understanding Self, Emotional Meaning of Money, Relationships, and Forgiveness & Letting Go.
Building skills useful in recovery, increasing self-awareness about one’s relationship with gambling and forming preferred visions for moving forward are key purposes of Discovery. All of this is done in a group setting where experiences and perspectives about gambling issues can be shared.
Gambling Help Podcast:
This is the link to the Gambling Help Podcast: https://www.gamblingproblemhelp.ca/
And this link takes you straight to the podcast from any device: https://playpodca.st/foldem
Here are summaries of the first 10 episodes:
Episodes 1-3: Help with Gambling Debt - information and inspiration for people struggling with the financial impact of gambling (both gamblers and affected others)
Episodes 4-5: Online Gambling - how to recognize when online gambling is out of control and what to do about it. Information and encouragement to try out online blocking tools and recovery supports
Episodes 6-7: Understanding Addiction - for gamblers and affected others who want to know why it's so hard to stop or decrease gambling, plus strategies for managing triggers and cravings
**NEW** Episodes 8-9: Gambling Stress and Anxiety - learn about connections between the autonomic nervous system and gambling addiction. Hear about how settling the mind and body when under stress, and using connection to help with this, is so important for recovery.
** NEW** Episode 10: Effects of Gambling Problems on Families and Spouses - understand the impact of gambling on loved ones and hear stories and approaches for coping and moving forward. (episodes 11-13 will also focus on this issue)
Kuldip Counselling can help those with gambling problems. If you are suffering from gambling problems or know someone who is, contact us through the form on this page.