David Woolfson - Anger Management Specialist and Psychotherapist
PO BOX 6328
020 8444 9841
Are stress and angry feelings affecting your life? Your relationships? Your work?
If you are suffering with anger, depression or anxiety, if your self esteem is feeling low I can help you as I have helped many people in similar circumstances, helping people in situations where things seem to be getting worse and the pressure is getting too much.
Do you sometimes upset yourself and those around you?
Do you suffer from regret for your behaviour and its effect on your loved ones or work colleagues?
Do you suffer from angry thoughts which can be hard to control?
Would you like to feel more at ease with yourself and to ask for what you want?
Is your child suffering - in trouble at school or causing problems at home? ADHD?
Is your relationship struggling? Problems in the Family?
In the very first session you will start to learn simple, but powerful new ways to start controlling your anger, to express how you feel and ask for what you want. You will learn to stop your anger controlling you. You can change your life and calm everything down when you begin to understand the causes of your anger and stress. You can look at the world differently. You will start to feel more peaceful when you realise that it is possible to make changes in how you live your life. It is possible to live a life not ruled by anger, stress and hurt.
I am one of the UK's very few Anger specialists. I came to this work through my own struggle with anger and the pain it caused me and others around me. It has been an extraordinary journey and I have been privileged to pass on my knowledge and experience to hundreds of clients over the last ten years.
By contacting me about Anger Management you will have already done 50% of the work. I believe this step alone is transformational and worthy of the deepest respect. You have recognised you have a problem that you want to deal with and the truth is that many of us do not even get that far! Within half a dozen sessions (in my experience) you will see that there is "light at the end of the tunnel". With this realisation your view of yourself and the world may already be shifting along with the behaviours and attitudes which have not been helping you and those around you.
Many of us see anger as a bad thing, in my experience it can be useful - it tells me something is wrong, something I may not even be aware of. If we look at anger in this way then our attitude to it can start to change "what is my anger telling me". This is especially important in relation to children who will tend to act out their needs rather than verbalise.
Everyone feels anger to some degree, it is a normal feeling, part of our humanity. I think this is important. If I think there is something "wrong" about feeling anger then I am making exacerbating feelings I am already having trouble with.
Anger Management is not like the film with Jack Nicholson, it is serious caring deep and life-changing work - if you want it to be. You will learn techniques for managing your angry behaviour and sometimes that can be enough. At the core is working out what drives our anger and changing our attitude to being angry. This is not about not having anger, it is about using and channelling it in different ways that can be life-enhancing.
Working with anger raises question about how I want to be "me" in the world. It is not about massive sudden changes, these are not generally helpful. This is a gentle process of learning to be more of "who you are" and doing less of the angry behaviours which are affecting your life.
I welcome your enquiry in the knowledge that this may come at a time of great difficulty for you, your family, your child or your relationship. Sometimes the opportunity to be listened to is in itself transformational and out of this a new part of you can be allowed to flourish and grow.
I work with adults, children, couple's and families. I would especially emphasise my work with families who have a child with ADHD or any other condition which they are struggling to manage.
Please look at my website for more information - www.angerplanet.co.uk
Training, qualifications & experience
I work with clients from all walks of life and am currently prioritising and expanding my work both with young people and teenagers in London schools and training learning mentors.
I appear regularly on the Nick Ferrari Show on LBC Radio, most recently in 2011 discussing the recent Supreme Court ruling on domestic violence. Also the Anna Raeburn Show, in Womans Own, SHE magazine and on the BBC. I featured on the Channel 4 programnme "Embarrassing Bodies" in March and October 2010 working with a young man suffering from violence and anger in the middle of the night while sleeping. I am frequently interviewed about the anger issues of people in the news such as Zinedine Zidane, Naomi Campbell and Hugh Grant. Most recently on LBC Radio (December 2011) on abuse in the home.
I was originally trained by BAAM (British Association of Anger Management 2002/3) and am MBACP - a full member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and an associate member of the UKAHPP (UK Association of Humanistic Psychology Practitioners. Also the BACP Certificate of Proficiency. I have an MBA (University of Westminster 1991) and a BA HONS (Leeds University 1978). I have a Certificate in Psychotherapy and Counselling from the much-respected Spectrum Psychotherapy Practice and am in continued Postgraduate training there.
In the past I have worked as a consultant for many blue chip companies and run many courses. Most recently the BA 2nd Year at the London Metropolitan University.
I have experience of residential social work, counselling and key work. This was a huge challenge - working with dispossessed homeless young people in Kings X. I went on to be for many years a board member of the Alone In London homelessness charity (ALS). I am committed to the well being of young people and teenagers struggling with themselves and the problems they face in life.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Domestic violence
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I work with clients around the world on the Internet using Skype and a webcam. This is a powerful and highly effective solution if you are far from us. It allows us to have a strong visual and personal link. I use this method for clients all round the world from South America to Africa and the Middle East.
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I work with families, with couples and with children as well as individuals. Often the best way to deal with your anger is to actively work with the relationships that generate the angry feelings. This can be the most powerful route to healing. Couples counselling can be very effective for relationship issues.
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Type of session
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