Compulsive gambling is an addictive behaviour that often has deep roots in emotional avoidance or pain.

A multidisciplinary approach to recovery is necessary for long-lasting freedom from gambling and other addictive patterns. With appropriate and specific interventions incorporating medical support and psychological and emotional therapies, gambling addiction can be overcome.

Program Highlights
  • Effective results from a combination of emotional and psychological therapists, offering a variety of therapeutic methods including ACT, CBT, brainspotting, music therapy, art therapy and EAGALA equine assisted therapy
  • Regular onsite psychiatry consultations and medically supervised medication changes if necessary
  • Thorough post-program support from The Banyans team to assist in long-term adherence and ongoing support

Emotional and psychological therapies

Addictive behaviours such as gambling often begin as infrequent occurrences that become much more significant over time. The reason for this varies for every person, making the individual, one-on-one therapy at The Banyans incredibly beneficial. Engaging with a number of registered therapists ensures that you access a therapeutic modality that connects with you and helps you uncover the deeper aspects driving your experience with compulsive gambling.

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In some instances, recovery from gambling addiction can be assisted with appropriate prescription medication. Regular consultations with onsite Psychiatrist Dr Anja Kriegeskotten will provide thorough emotional and medical support. Dr Anja will also partner with you to decide whether prescription medication may be a suitable tool for you in overcoming compulsive gambling behaviours.

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Addiction Medicine Specialist

Access to Addiction Medicine Specialists, General Practitioners and onsite Nurses further assist in the medically support approach to recovery from gambling addiction. In partnership with other treating professionals, guests receive thorough support in all aspects of their health and wellbeing.


Ongoing support

Guests work with their psychologist at The Banyans to create a detailed return-to-life plan, ensuring that the changes made at The Banyans last long into the future. The Banyans Health and Wellness team continues to partner with guests throughout their transition back home, and will continue to be available throughout their recovery journey.

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For those who may be experiencing more than one condition, the personalised nature of each program can incorporate elements of treatment for multiple conditions. We are able to incorporate elements of treatment for mental health, substance misuse and abuse, chronic stress, trauma, and eating disorder into a program for compulsive gambling.

The program was specifically for me, and what I needed. I felt like I received everything I need to move forward.

— Previous Guest