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Beacon Counselling Trust (BCT)

BCT is a charity that works comprehensively in the area of mild to moderate mental health issues across our two treatment programmes, which are gambling related-harms support across the North West of England and suicide bereavement support for people in the Merseyside area. Our therapists deliver a variety of modalities and interventions across our programmes to the particular patient group it engages with, such as advice and guidance, person centred and psychosocial interventions, transactional analysis, trauma-informed interventions, CBT, EFT, couples therapy, interpersonal and relationship therapy.


Practical First Aid for Gambling-Related Harms

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‘The Bet You Can Help’ (BYCH) training programme helps support individuals affected by, or at risk, of being affected by gambling-related harm. The course provides candidates with an understanding of the nature, concepts and impacts of harmful gambling and gambling-related harm. It enables them to identify and to signpost affected individuals to sources of reliable information, advice, guidance and support through services delivered via the National Gambling Treatment Service.

The programme is accredited by The Royal Society of Public Health (RSPH) and is evaluated by Gambling Research Exchange Ontario (GREO). The qualification was developed in collaboration with a number of experts in this field and from the Gambling Health Alliance, including Beacon Counselling Trust, Unite the Union and the Addiction Recovery Agency.

Bet You Can Help Contact Details:

0151 226 0696

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Yes. It is a self-referral process. We also offer the free service for affected partners, family members and friends. Please contact us on 0151 226 0696 or email us at and we can discuss our referral process with you.

You will initially be offered up to 8 free sessions (what we call an episode of care) which will be reviewed by your therapist and you may be offered more depending on your presentation.

No. On your initial contact with us you will be booked in for an assessment and once this is completed your first counselling session will be arranged.

Beacon Counselling Trust (BCT) provides a FREE, confidential therapy service for people adversely affected by gambling, including affected partners, family members and friends.

We offer FREE awareness workshops to young people and we deliver training to professional workforces. Please contact us on 0151 226 0696 or email us at and we can arrange a member of our team to come to talk with you at an event.

This is a FREE service to anyone who has been bereaved by suicide across the Mersey area. If you want to find out more about the service we provide, contact us on 0151 226 0696 or by email at


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