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Conditions: Anger Management/Anger Problems

What are anger problems?

Anger is a natural and healthy emotion, which we experience when we feel attacked, deceived, invalidated or unfairly treated.

Anger can be adaptive as it can mobilise us towards taking action in the face of injustice, helps us to defend ourselves in dangerous situations by giving us burst of energy as part of our fight or flight response. Anger can be useful and can help us to identify problems, create change and understand what is important to us and what we value. Learning healthy ways to recognise, express and deal with anger is important for our mental and physical health. Emotions are neither good nor bad, they just are.

However, we may experience anger problems when we experience episodes of anger that feel unmanageable, feel out of control, and harm us or people around us.

When to seek help?

  • You regularly express your anger through unhelpful or destructive behaviour

  • You feel like you cannot control your anger

  • You feel like you are being aggressive, intense or angry most of the time

  • Your anger is having a negative impact on your overall mental and physical health and on your relationships

  • Anger becomes a go-to emotion, impeding your ability to feel other emotions

  • You recognise that it has not been possible for you to develop healthy ways to express your anger

Treatment recommendations

There are different types of psychological therapies that can be of help or are specifically tailored to anger issues such as counselling, psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) or Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) for example. The selected treatment would be individually tailored to your needs following a comprehensive assessment process in our service.

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