You’re ready to take the first step

Helm’s Power to Change service provides targeted support for problematic gambling. It’s for people who want to make changes but are not sure where to start.

In this six-session program you’ll learn about what triggers your gambling, understand your patterns of behaviour and why change isn’t easy. Your counsellor will work with you to identify the changes you want to make, whether that’s cutting down, reducing the impact, or stopping altogether – it’s up to you.

The Power to Change is an online program that provides some simple strategies to help achieve your goals. There are short online activities to complete between each session that will guide the discussion with your counsellor when you meet.

You’ll book 6 x 40-minute sessions at a time that suits you and you can access the program remotely from any location.

The program costs $300 which you pay for when booking. There are no Medicare rebates available for this service.

It’s an important first step, and depending on your situation, may be all you need to achieve your goals, while others might require further support.

Choose a Power to Change counsellor, find a day and time that suits, then proceed to booking your 6-session package

If your preferred counsellor isn’t available or you can’t find a day or time that suits, please join our waitlist with details of your preferences and we’ll be in touch. Join waitlist.

Nicholas Nicola


“On this challenging journey, you’ll never walk alone as we work together collaboratively to achieve your goals.”

Availability: Monday – Thursday

Drug & Alcohol Counsellor

Melissa Rugbur

Provisional Psychologist

“I want to provide you with a safe, yet relaxed space to help reach your goals.”

Availability: Monday

Drug & Alcohol Counsellor

Andrea Pardi


“I aim to provide clients with a supportive and non-judgmental environment to achieve their behaviour change goals.”

Availability: Wednesday