Treatment Services

Gambling and Compulsive Behaviours

How we can help

Behavioural addictions are when someone becomes dependent on a specific action or activity, and it becomes the sole purpose of their life. 

Gambling addiction is probably the most widespread behavioural addiction. Compulsive gamblers become addicted to sports betting, casino games, slot machines or online gambling games such as poker and roulette. The internet and smartphones have made gambling much more accessible.

Gambling addicts tend to get reckless with their finances and with their relationships, are usually in denial and often lie to those around them.

“Life Works has saved my life. It has opened my eyes and made me realise how much I have to give. It has given me the tools and determination to recognise who I really am. My life will never be the same again. I am a better, nicer and happier person than ever I could have imagined. I have already recommended Life Works to a friend and there will be many more”
Chris Cordell Luxury Rehab, Addiction & Mental Health Expert at The Cottage Surrey

Chris Cordell

Hospital Director and Registered Manager

People need to address their addictions as they are not going to get better by themselves. There is a lot of belief that people can use their will power or some magic thing will happen, the reality is that is just not true.

The Cottage offers extensive aftercare planning; we want to ensure every client who leaves The Cottage is fully supported for the future, not just during their stay with us. We provide information on services such as ‘sober living’ companies and sign post you towards safe and reliable contacts. Often we don’t take an active role in aftercare but provide you with suggestions and helpful contacts so you can continue to live as normal of a life as possible.

At the Cottage, we are experts in identifying and treating the underlying causes of a gambling addiction in order for us to restore healthier coping mechanisms for the individual. Our assessments into underlying causes will allow our team to create bespoke, tailor-made treatments plans, to meet the precise needs of our clients.

By looking beyond just the presenting symptoms, we are able to help our client regain control over their own lives. We do this in the most exclusive and relaxed setting so the road to recovery is a pleasant and comfortable one.

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Chris Cordell Luxury Rehab, Addiction & Mental Health Expert at The Cottage Surrey

Chris Cordell

Hospital Director and Registered Manager

Chris Cordell has over 20 years of managerial experience, a proportion of which have been at a senior level for a leading UK Third Sector substance misuse organisation. He has been Hospital Director and Registered Manager for Life Works since 2010.

Steve Clarke Luxury Rehab, Addiction & Mental Health Expert at The Cottage Surrey

Steve Clarke

Therapy Services Manager and Lead Eating Disorder Therapist

Steve is a member of the BACP and FDAP and has worked for several years in private practice specialising in the psychology of addictive behaviour and holds a MSc in Addictions Psychology and Counselling at London South Bank University. He specialises in an integrative approach drawing on a wide variety of therapeutic modalities. He looks at how addiction forms psychologically, genetically and biologically. Steve holds a Master Practitioner qualification in eating disorders & obesity which is approved by the British Psychological Society Learning Centre. In the past Steve has worked for a charity specialising with children of dysfunctional families including bullying, bereavement, domestic violence, family breakdown, neglect and trauma. Not only does he specialise in addiction and eating disorders, but Steve also has a background with several senior roles with blue chip corporate organizations and as such fully understands the complexity and difficulty how addiction and eating disorders also impacts within the workplace.

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