Psychological counsellors are not psychological doctors. If you experiencing negative emotions, seek help from a counsellor.
Addiction is a condition where a person repeatedly engages in behaviour, even though the behaviours causes psychological and physical harm. Common addictions include smoking, alcoholism, and substance abuse. The other forms of addiction may include habitual shoplifting or sex-related unethical / unhealthy activities.
I am a pathological gambler. I lost all my savings and I owed huge debts. I had to confess to his siblings and ask for help to repay the debt.
In Hong Kong, there are more than 200,000 people who gamble too much and 600,000 people who smoke. The numbers above do not include other types of addiction.
There is frequent news that the family owes a lot of money because of gambling. Pathological gamblers must seek psychological counseling immediately.
Smoking cessation is extremely difficult,so psychological counsellors will first understand the seeker’s mood and help them solve the addiction problem.