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Gambling treatment clinic

Struggling with gambling? You’ve come to the right place

If you, or someone you know, is suffering because of gambling, we’re here to help. We offer therapy for difficulties related to gambling and provide support for close friends and relatives of problem gamblers.

The Gambling Treatment Clinic at the University of Sydney’s Brain and Mind Centre is a free and confidential service for gamblers and their family members. Call us on 1800 482 482. Our clinics are in discreet and easily accessible locations

Clinic locations

Camperdown
Level 2, 94 Mallett Street
Camperdown NSW 2050

Parramatta
Suite 4, Level 4, 20-22
Macquarie Street
Parramatta NSW 2150 

Lidcombe
75 East Street
Lidcombe

Campbelltown and Tahmoor
Suite 12, 186 Queen Street
Sky Gardens Plaza, Campbelltown 2060

Our services

We offer hour-long, face-to-face sessions on a weekly basis, usually over a two-to-three-month period, depending on your needs.

In these sessions we will explore:

  • how gambling has impacted your life
  • look at your personal beliefs about gambling
  • work with you to develop your treatment goals 
  • and address any other problems you might be experiencing such as anxiety, depression and relationship issues. 

Our approach is effective for the vast majority of our clients, even for those people who have been gambling for decades.

Call us now on 1800 482 482 for no cost and we can provide confidential gambling treatment with a specialist psychologist. No referral is necessary, but you do need to make an appointment.

You’re in the right hands

We have a terrific team of qualified psychologists who have chosen to work in the field of problem gambling. Over the past 15 years we’ve helped more than 3000 people from all walks of life, with varying degrees of gambling difficulties, get their lives back on track. We follow the progress of our clients for up to two years after they finish treatment, so we know our program is effective.

Support for families

We also offer counselling to partners and family members. We aim to help you support your loved one as they face their gambling difficulties, as well as guide you on how to look after yourself through this difficult process.

Respect for clients

We have a profound respect for the dignity of all of our clients. We are also committed to developing culturally appropriate counselling responses to enhance the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people from all cultures and backgrounds.

Indigenous Programs

At the Gambling Treatment and Research Clinic (GTRC), we are committed to developing culturally sensitive counselling practices of the highest standards, to enhance the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Our psychologists undergo training in cultural awareness to ensure that our staff have an understanding and appreciation of the diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture. Most recently, our staff have undergone training with Paul Sinclair of Mirri Mirri, an Aboriginal owned company specialising in raising awareness and understanding of Indigenous cultures.

The Gambling Treatment and Research Clinic is proud to be building partnerships with Marrin Weejali Aboriginal Corporation and Ngallu Wal Aboriginal Child and Family Centre, to reach members of the Aboriginal Community. GTRC psychologist, Marty Wieczorek, is currently running and promoting DBT groups at these important community centers, and also offering treatment for individuals suffering from problem gambling and related issues. We're proud to be providing our services to these important communities.

Our treatment approach

  • We start by exploring the impact gambling has had on your life and work with you to develop your treatment goals
  • We go on to explore your personal beliefs about gambling, which is an interesting and engaging process
  • We address any other problems you might be experiencing such as anxiety, depression and relationship issues and can refer you to, or liaise with other services where necessary.

 

Our staff

Professor Alex Blaszczynski BA, MA, Dip Psych, PhD, MAPSs

Dr. Fadi Anjoul BSc, MPsych, PhD

Dr. Sally Gainsbury BSc, MPsych, PhD, Doc.Clin.Psych

Clinical manager: Kirsten Shannon BA (Psych) (Hons), MA (Psych)

Clinical Supervisor: Christopher Hunt BSc, MPsych (Clin), PhD

Clinical Staff:

Hannah Kallenberg BSc, MASc(Psych)

Janine Bleakley BA (Psych)

Jennifer Collins BA (Psych), GradDip Psych, Assoc. MAPS

Kerrie Macalister B.Psych (Hons), M.Prof.Psych

Martin Wieczorek BMus, BPsySc (Hons), MPsych (Clin)

Brittany Keen BA Psych, PostGradDip Psych, MASc (Research), PhD Candidate

Dylan Pickering BCMS; BA-Psych (Hons), PhD Candidate

Melanie Hartmann

Intake and Administration: Elle Formica

Appointments


Gambling Treatment and Research Clinic

Opening hours
9am - 5pm

Camperdown clinic