Understanding and Managing Anger.
Anger is part of normal human emotional response but if expressed inappropriately or managed ineffectively, it can lead to shouting, hostility, threatening behaviour, aggressive outbursts and a sense of feeling 'out of control'. If left untreated it may lead to a variety of long term problems such as depression, anxiety, self-harming, addiction and a breakdown in relationships.
The question that needs to be asked is, “Why am I angry?”
Counselling can help an individual develop an understanding and awareness about what triggers off their anger, where it emanates from and the emotions that are invariably linked in to it. With the help of practical tools such as ‘The Cycle of Anger’ and grounding techniques, we can help the client to alter their response in a more constructive way, therefore empowering them to take control of their behaviour and express their anger appropriately.
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