Anger Management Counselling; Helping You Lead a Healthy Life
It’s not about repressing feelings or emotions but expressing yourself and your anger in a constructive and friendly manner.
” Anger Is Just One Letter Away From Danger, So Let’s Listen to Your Inner Voice & Keep the Anger At Bay, Together! “
Counselling for Anger Management; What Is Involved?
Managing anger through counselling helps clients to control their emotional responses to anger-causing stimuli. Most counselling programs include goal-oriented sessions where counsellors try to determine the root of your anger and help you manage it more effectively.
During an anger management therapy session, counsellors aim to help clients:
- Express their feelings & needs
- Identify angering situations
- Prepare for upsetting situations
- Recognise when they aren’t thinking logically
- Handle tunnel vision during anger
- Exercises and strategies to calm themselves down
- Practice emotional and mental bracing
- Apply assertive & appropriate problem solving
How Managing Anger Through Counselling Work
Goal-oriented anger management counselling focuses on helping clients manage their impulses by giving them a controlled platform to release their emotions to the fullest. The aim is to help them be more constructive, rather than destructive, by giving them a safe space to vent out steam.
During this process, counsellor’s and client’s work together to identify triggers and become more aware of their emotions. Signs and attributes are generated to help patients map their anger and control it. Stimuli are noted that trigger anger and then the reason for anger is identified.
By studying behaviour and response patterns, therapists recognise whether the reactions are to memories, defence mechanisms, a result of depression, or other mental issues. After rooting out the underlying issue, both counsellor and client can work collaboratively so that you can manage your anger more effectively.
The goal isn’t just to help you get rid of uncontrollable anger. Asa counsellor, I can help you mitigate the risks of psychological and physical symptoms. Reducing stress may help to alleviate other serious health problems, including heart diseases and blood pressure elevation.
There is a myriad of counselling techniques that can be used for anger management. Some techniques counsellor’s use for anger management include:
- Practising Impulse Control
- Increasing Self-Awareness
- Meditation and Yoga Practices
- Relaxation strategies and exercises
- Breathing Techniques
Letting the Bad Out –
Dredging Up Pasts in a Safe Space
- Overthinking Management
Treating Anger Management Through Counselling – What Can I Expect?
Going to a counsellor for help might seem daunting, but it is nothing to worry about. Expect to get angry, because if you aren’t getting angry in the first few sessions, you aren’t doing it right. Counsellors will try to help you identify triggers and explore your anger episodes.
Expect to discuss the past, present, and future prospects and times where your anger wasn’t an issue. Once patterns are identified, counselling techniques can assist you in handling situations in a more constructive way.
There is no cookie-cutter policy when it comes to anger management. Every individual requires a different approach. As a counsellor, I can help you to identify and understand what is triggering your anger. This way, we can set a treatment plan to control and manage your anger together.
Anger & Behavioural Patterns
Anger is mostly expressed in two ways; aggressiveness and passive-aggressiveness.
Most of the time, anger can be misplaced either due to incomplete information, assumptions, or event association with a bad memory. These event spills are what causes chronic anger and therefore have the potential to become uncontrollable.
One common way people control their anger includes them shifting their emotions or attention, which is not a healthy way of coping with anger. This leads to passive aggressiveness; something that reflects in difficulty maintaining positive relationships.
Understanding Why You Get Angry – How Counsellors Can Help
Anger can be the cause of internal factors, i.e., thought patterns. Thinking that something can lead to pain, failure, or injustices can lead to a sense of loss of control, and that is where the mind sees no other option than to get aggressive. Internal factors can be controlled. There are also external events which may be out of our control and may result in anger because of that loss of control.
It is important to remember that anger is a natural, human response. What matters is how we handle it. Accepting anger is among the first steps to controlling anger. Once you accept that you get angry, the concept of controlling becomes a bit more tangible.
Anger management counsellors teach individuals to cope with anger via strategies such as letting go, helping shift focus, changing their own perspective, and more. Having someone to listen and direct your recovery patterns can mark the difference between you coping with anger or drowning in it!
How Counselling Helps Anger Management
As a counsellor, I can help you with anger management to take control of your anger and therefore be more in tune with your life. Together, we will comprehensively assess and devise a treatment plan to help you manage anger.
As your counsellor, I take a holistic approach toward the treatment with follow-ups, through creating an individual tailored plan for you. We understand that you have your own life with different needs, so I will use methods and strategies that suit your specific requirements.
Inner Voice Counselling is committed to offering you a worry-free experience where you get to focus on your anger issues. The first step is to meet with me to discuss how I can help you with anger management to start making your life better, one step at a time!