Anger Management | Anger Therapy in Doncaster
Anger is a legitimate human emotion. Psychologists view anger as a primary and natural emotion experienced by all people as a response to the perception of a threat.
Anger can be constructive when expressed in a healthy, appropriate manner or destructive when it gets out of control. People with anger problems usually have not learned ways to express their anger in a healthy manner. They may lash out uncontrollably or go to great lengths to contain their anger within themselves.
Contained, unexpressed anger can lead to pathological expressions of anger such as passive-aggressive behaviour, hostility and depression. Psychologists have believed for a long time that there is a link between depression and long-term unexpressed anger.
How can our counselling services help with anger problems?
The term ‘anger management’ is slightly mis-leading. This phrase seems to imply the way to deal with anger is to learn to manage it. While managing anger is possible, counselling and psychotherapy seeks to determine the underlying causes of anger problems and resolve these. Your therapy will involve exploring the way you deal with anger and determining healthy, appropriate ways to express your angry feelings.
Therapy for anger issues can be open-ended and ongoing, or time-limited to 10 sessions. Counselling sessions for anger problems will take place at our London practice near Oxford Circus. Appointments are held weekly.
Men and women often deal with anger differently
Typically, men and women deal with anger differently. Our anger therapists take into account some of these differences as well as the specific anger issues you are experiencing, in order to help help you through your anger problems.
Men are more likely than women to experience problems with anger control issues. This may be due to biological factors (including the male hormone, testosterone), social factors (men are expected to be dominant and aggressive) and possibly because many men feel more comfortable expressing anger than they do other feelings like hurt, loss, disappointment or confusion.
While men are more likely to have problems controlling outward expressions of anger, women are more likely to have problems with unexpressed or contained anger. Some women feel they shouldn’t get angry, or that anger isn’t feminine, or they may not feel entitled to express feelings of anger with those around them. Women are much more likely to suppress anger and cope with anger-inducing experiences in other ways. This can lead to a number of psychological and emotional problems.
As a first step towards understanding your anger issues, call us on 07543 110201 or contact us to book an appointment. Your first appointment will look at how you express anger and how anger may be negatively affecting your life.
Anger can vary in intensity from mild irritation to intense fury and rage. Anger problems can have an impact on relationships, family and in the workplace.
Getting help for anger problems
Your first appointment will allow time to discuss your concerns around anger and the impact anger is having on your life, work, family or relationships.
People sometimes have concerns about beginning counselling. You may have questions about what to expect when beginning the counselling process. We’ve put together a short list.