If you frequently experience and fail to control your anger, you know that consequences of uncontrolled anger can have serious impacts on your life. You may also realise that your anger often ends up hurting you, just as it hurts those who are on the receiving end of your rage. Over time, excessive anger can threaten important personal and work relationships, damage your physical and mental health, and could even potentially culminate in encounters with the police. While your anger may usually be directed at others, you are also the victim of its destructiveness.
How We Can Help You Deal With Anger Management
Anger management hypnotherapy or counselling treatment may be a good place to start regaining control so you can potentially rebuild those relationships, find peace and happiness and be more confident in your ability to control anger and express anger in a healthy manner. The goal of anger management is not to ignore it or suppress it, but rather to begin understanding anger and choose how to respond.
Bayside Psychotherapy offers anger management counselling either face to face or via a secure online connection. To learn more about how we may be able to help you, call us today on 9557 9113, or enquire via our online form.
Counselling for Anger Management
Therapy is a common method used to help people discover the root cause of their anger problems, identify the triggers, and learn how to deal with anger in a healthy way. Our therapists offer counselling services in a safe and confidential environment where you can express your feelings without guilt or shame, in either face-to-face or online sessions.
You are unique and so is our approach to anger management issues. Your treatment plan will be tailored to suit you as an individual. It may include a combination of methods including humanistic person-centred therapy, Buddhist mindfulness meditation exercises, existential therapy, or hypnotherapy. A combination of hypnotherapy and counselling may help you cope with anger, help in resolving excess anger & rage and may provide you with the anger management techniques you need to manage your anger in the future.
Bayside Psychotherapy also offers a targeted anger management self-hypnosis MP3 that may complement your treatment.
Do I Have Anger Issues That May Need Treatment?
While an ability to feel anger is an essential instinctual response, it’s likely you have an anger management problem if:
- you become angry frequently
- your level of anger is disproportionate to the provocation or trigger
- anger causes you to harm or abuse others physically or emotionally
- you harm yourself physically or emotionally by lashing out or trying to prevent lashing out
- you become angry for no apparent reason.
The reasons behind excess anger vary and can include unprocessed grief, feelings of insecurity, shame, guilt, criticism sensitivity, low self-esteem, a loss of assertiveness and many other causes.
There’s little doubt that the cost of ignoring an anger problem will eventually become too high. Excess anger is likely to damage the relationships with those closest to you, and may also lead to sleep problems, increased heart rate, and stomach and digestive disturbances. There are also concerns that hostility may be a contributing factor in heart disease and some cancers. Can you afford to ignore your anger problem?
Seeking Anger Management Counselling With Bayside Psychotherapy
At its core, anger is a natural human emotion. Perceived injustices or attacks can make you feel angry and can be an appropriate response in certain situations. Suppressing all anger and aggression or pretending you don’t get angry can be just as unhealthy as expressing it inappropriately. Failing to express feelings of anger often turns that anger inwards — and can lead to depression and other health problems, mental and physical.
The first step is to make an appointment by calling us on (03) 9557 9113. You can also book an appointment by using our online booking form for online appointments. Or, if you prefer, you can book an in-clinic session.
During your initial session, we’ll gather information about your anger and discuss treatment options with you.
The duration of treatment depends on individual needs. After your first few sessions, we may have a better idea of how much the treatment is assisting you and how much further treatment you’ll need to make lasting changes in your life. Full participation and commitment on the part of the client are also essential to maximise the chances of long-term success.
Why Choose Bayside Psychotherapy?
Our therapists are qualified and experienced in counselling, psychotherapy, hypnotherapy, NLP and Buddhist psychotherapy. We have access to a variety of methods and tools that may assist you in managing your anger if you are willing to address your issues. In fact, we aim for more than mere anger management, which treats the symptoms. We aim to help you understand the source of your unique experience of anger.
However, this deeper process takes time. For this reason, our treatment is also designed to possibly provide you with strategies to better control your angry reactions as soon as possible. Anger isn’t an either-or, black-and-white feeling, it works on a continuum. It’s a bit like dropping a match in a dry forest. If you wait 3 minutes you’ll need to call the fire brigade. But if you catch it quickly enough, you can put it out quite easily. Our treatment aims to help you identify your feelings quickly, to give you more time to find better ways to respond. We try to teach clients how to recognise and anticipate situations where they are more likely to lose their temper so that they can prepare themselves to react appropriately.
Note: Whilst we will do our best to assist you, we will rely upon your commitment to and full participation in the treatment process to optimise results. Although some of our therapists work with people presenting with this condition, no guarantees of any outcomes can be made.
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