When should you seek counselling for anger?

Has anger become normal?

There are times in everyone’s life when they feel angry at the world. If, however, this is a normal state for us there is something fundamental causing our distress.

Do you feel you are alone in your frustration and do not understand why life feels so difficult?

Where does your anger come from?

Anger has many causes, it may be caused by bullying, frustration caused by everything appearing to go wrong in our lives, being unable to change things and feelings of being out of control of a situation. This type of anger can be faced and solutions can be found.

Anger is a useful emotion that helps keep us safe by warning us of danger. It is also a very strong force that, when directed in the right way, can motivate us to achieve great results.

Anger often stems from fear - a fear of what might happen or that something difficult could happen again. It can drain us and warn that we need to examine our lives, address our anger and then to put things in place to get our anger in perspective and working for us.

 Anger can be a powerful motivator, but if it's negatively impacting on your life then it may be time to seek counselling.

Anger can be a powerful motivator, but if it's negatively impacting on your life then it may be time to seek counselling.

Counselling to help with anger

Within a secure counselling relationship we can find a confidential, safe space where we can find the courage to examine how we have been influenced by events in our past that have been too painful to share with another person.

Counselling can help us to unpack troubling thoughts and behaviours and through this comes understanding and change. We can develop strategies to control our anger, instead of it controlling us.

We then become assertive where we were aggressive, and calm instead of anxious.

  • Anger can be caused by fear from events in our past
  • Anger can warn us of danger
  • Anger can motivate us to achieve
  • We can learn to control anger instead of it controlling us
  • Short-Term or Long-Term counselling can be effective ways of helping to control anger