James Driver

James Driver


Gaming Addiction | Cyber Addiction


James is a registered psychotherapist and former gaming addict. He completed his Master’s research into gaming addiction and has extensive experience treating gaming addiction in private practice and within NGOs. James has over ten years experience as a trainer/facilitator. He originally provided training on strategy development to senior executives in the United Kingdom before retraining as a psychotherapist. James has developed a conversational style leading to training sessions that are highly interactive and stimulating.




With increasing recognition of gaming addiction as a mental health condition and growing numbers of young people affected by it, it is critical to understand the psychological factors that lead them to play games excessively or addictively. Learn to identify some of the signs and symptoms of gaming addiction, some of the key risk factors that are particularly significant in relation to young people and ways to better prevent and manage problematic gaming.

This one-day training will bring you fully up to date with the state of gaming, gamer culture and gaming addiction treatment through a highly engaging and interactive training program.

After completing this training you will be able to:

  • Talk confidently with clients about their reasons for gaming, and help them to recognise when it is becoming a problem for them
  • Use your in-depth knowledge of the psychological drivers for gaming to help clients identify and engage with practical alternatives
  • Help clients develop healthy habits and make positive changes to their gaming
  • Work effectively with a new and growing client group, combining your existing skills with specialist expertise that you will develop during the training

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“Being an expert in this area and being able to provide such comprehensive information in such a relatable and interesting way is the hallmark of a great presenter who really knows his subject. I could not recommend James highly enough as a professional, as a presenter and as a person.”

Youth AOD Co-Ordinator, Bay of Plenty District Health Board