Everyone at times experiences anger, from mild irritation to extreme rage. Sometimes, however, anger starts expressing itself in detrimental ways such as shouting, throwing and breaking things or causing self-harm. Help with anger management is often necessary.
Anger management counselling with a Western Plains psychologist can assist in dealing with any unresolved issues which lead to explosive outbursts and behaviours. Working on the root cause will always assist in overcoming the symptom.
Some people justify venting anger as better than bottling it up. However, if we do not have the right tools to manage our anger, it can actually intensify rather than diminish these feelings. This can lead to devastating verbal and physical encounters, anxiety, depression and even substance abuse. Never expressing or internalising your anger can be equally unhelpful.
A few questions you should ask yourself if you think you have an anger management problem that may require counselling are:
- Do you get angry several times a day?
- Do you hold on to anger for long periods?
- Do you frequently tend to fly off the handle over little things?
- Do you go out of your way to avoid getting angry and let such feelings run your life?
- Do you use anger and fear to control others?
- Do you find yourself getting angry to the point of feeling light-headed, having blurred vision or having uncontrollable shaking hands?
- Are you physically or verbally aggressive when angry?
Learning how to manage anger starts with acknowledging its existence and understanding its causes. This knowledge allows the development of ways to handle it and communicate feelings in a non-threatening way.
Understanding anger through anger management counselling.
Western Plains Psychology has highly experienced and qualified psychologists to assist people with anger management issues. This can be achieved through individual counselling or the highly successful group courses offered to clients. We can help you better understand what triggers anger and assist you to moderate and channel it appropriately. If you wish to create positive change and improve your health, sense of well-being and personal relationships, there is no better time than now to give us a call.
Experts in anger management treatment with a local touch.
We are leading experts in anger management counselling and treatment. Western Plains Psychology has years of experience serving the communities of Caroline Springs and Melbourne’s western suburbs with our therapy.