Anger is a completely normal, usually healthy, human emotion.
The problem is, when it gets out of the range of your control and turns destructive, it can lead to problems:
- It causes ruptures in relationships (partner threatening to leave you)
- Overdoing anger could cause you to lose your job
- You could be at risk of getting a criminal record
- Out of control anger can even be life-threatening.
What is Anger Management Therapy?
It is about gaining techniques to rmanage your emotional feelings, and the physiological response, that anger causes
Maybe you can’t eliminate those situations, people, or thoughts that enrage you but you can learn to control your response to them
Anger management consists of having individual sessions to gain an understanding of your triggers and gaining techniques to reduce your response that anger causes.
You will be in an individual session with the therapist – you won't be in a group or a class.
How can Sessions Help Me?
We can discuss your unique situations and circumstances and find new types of behaviour and reactions for whenever you encounter anger in the future.
Where, in the past, you might have reacted aggressively to situations, we find a new positive approach.
You don’t have to compromise yourself or just keep quiet.
We discover ways that you can still take account of your own feelings and needs – but, instead of allowing an explosion of anger, react calmly instead and get a positive solution to situations.
Remember, authentic anger (as an emotion) does serve a purpose (it allows you to know that you feel annoyed). But acting out that anger harms you and / or other people.
So, in anger management sessions, we are working to respond to the excessive or unhealthy demonstrations of anger, so that you avoid nasty consequences in your life.