Our counsellors at Anger Management Kent understand that it’s normal to feel irritation or annoyance at times. It’s a natural human response to certain life experiences. People often claim to feel anger in response to believing they are being attacked, judged, insulted or frustrated. It becomes a problem when it’s triggered too easily and provokes an extreme response, harming you or the people around you.
Often, anger problems are due to poor management of our emotions. Anger, like all emotions, involves physiological and chemical changes in the body. Unresolved anger can lead to high blood pressure, heart attack, depression and anxiety. When anger gets out of control, it can be destructive and significantly impact your quality of life. It can affect your career, your relationships and overall well-being
Anger can range from irritability through to rage. In general, any form of anger is caused by the belief that life is unfair and/or someone has violated our internal beliefs about how someone ‘should’ or ‘should not’ behave.
Although you can’t control the situations that might provoke anger in you. You can learn to manage your response towards them with the help of therapy. Counselling or CBT can help with all kinds of anger issues from mild irritation to explosive, violent rage.
Anger management is designed to help you to explore the underlying reasons behind your anger. You will be encouraged to look at how some of the unhelpful beliefs you may have about anger, may have been present in your family.
Being angry may well be a behaviour you learnt as a child. Althernatively, you may experience anger as a result of not dealing with any difficult emotions effectively over a number years. We will also help you look at the impact you anger is having on your relationships and how it effects the quality of life.
Counselling will help you recognise and accept you have an issue with anger. We will help you explore and identify your anger trigger points early on. We will also help you identify any beliefs they do not lead to logical or rational conclusions.
Your counsellor might use cogntive behavioural therapy to work with and to establish how you think and react to certain situations. We will provide you with the relevant tools and help you learn skills to manage any angry feelings more effectively. Whilst allowing you to express your feelings while remaining calm and in control.
If you would like some help with managing your anger then contact us at CBT and Counselling Kent today Request an appointment
‘Anger Management’ A Guide on How to Control Your Life and Deal with Your Relationships – by Alan Tucker (2015) Anger Management
‘Overcoming Anger and Irritability: A Self Help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioural Techniques’ (2009) by Dr. William Davies Overcoming Anger