Awareness and prevention
The contemplative client is thinking about their gambling as a problem but is not committed to change and may not even believe this change is possible for them.
Your goal should be to help tip the balance in favour of changing their behaviours and provide hope that is that change is possible:
At this stage, your client may want more information about treatment services. It's important that you represent Gamblers Help services as credible and effective help services.
Gamblers Help services can help the contemplative client and will also help the family members/affected others.
If your client is in the contemplation stage, Gambler's Help can provide YOU with advice and information, through:
"I don't have a problem"
"I know I have a problem and need to change. I will do something about it, one day"
"Yes I have a problem and I need to do something to change - now"
"I am doing something to change my behaviour now"
"I have started gambling again"