Is there any particular causes for problem / pathological gamblers?
Until now, there is no particular cause to make problem / pathological gamblers. But if parents were problem / pathological gamblers, they admit gambling, have won a lot of money, ambitious, low self-confidence, poor financial management, no life goal, escape stress, they have the chance to be problem / pathological gambler.
What types of gambling activities are the problem / pathological gamblers interested?
They mainly go to casino, horse-racing and soccer betting. The second choice is playing mahjong and stock. The last one is mark six.
Which social status do problem / pathological gamblers come from and how’s the age distribution?
They come from all walks of life, aged from 30-39 mainly.
How is your successful rate?
Our successful rate is around 65%. All depends on gamblers’ motivation and the support of their family members.
What is the definition of problem gambler and pathological gambler?
Problem gambler can have a bit control in their gambling behavior. Other problems behind gambling may be related to their marriage, work stress, self image, etc. For the term “pathological gambler”, it often falls into the psychiatric area which involves the assessment of the person’s mental status such as depression, anxiety, personality disorder, loss of self – control, etc. In other words, pathological gambler’s situation is more serious that problem gambler’s.
How to contact your centre?
If you found yourself or your family member as a problem / pathological gambler, please contact us at 1834 633 or 2499 7828.
What is the academic background and experience of your counsellors?
Our counsellors are either registered social workers or posses master degree in counselling. They have over ten years working experience in average.
Do you use religious approach in counselling?
We mainly provide psychological counseling to help problem / pathological gamblers. However, if gamblers would like to receive religious counselling, we are pleased to render it.