Anger Management

Angry Person

Anger is a basic emotion which we all feel from birth. Used positively, it can be a force for good, for example to fight an injustice. Poorly managed, it can be destructive, turning to aggression and violence. If anger cannot be appropriately expressed, it can lead to physical problems, depression and anxiety and relationship problems. Some of the common signs of anger problems include

  • Uncontrolled explosive outbursts
  • Domestic violence, abuse and controlling behaviours
  • Rages when driving or at work
  • "The silent treatment", depression or anxiety issues

Tiredness, stress, pain and hormonal imbalances can all make anger management more difficult, while alcohol or drug dependency can be used to mask an anger problem. Those who find it difficult to manage their anger are often following a family or cultural pattern that has never been questioned.

Counselling may help manage anger by:

  • Recognising and understanding the ‘hooks’ for anger
  • Understanding how anger affects close relationships
  • Challenging unhelpful beliefs attached to our anger
  • Taking responsibility for your own arousal to anger
  • Identifying alternative helpful ways of expressing anger

If you'd like to talk with someone about your anger why not give us a call on 0151 601 2145? Appointments can usually be offered to suit, often within a couple of days,