If you are struggling with anger issues and have decided to seek expert help, then utilising the services of a professional counsellor or psychotherapist can assist.
Most therapists offer anger management therapy which can be offered to you on a 1-2-1 basis or, if the problem is affecting your partner or family, they can be included. Very often taking the first step forward towards seeking help and understanding that you do have a problem can immediately relieve some pressure. Once you know that help is at hand, it is possible to see an end to the ongoing problems that anger can cause.
Your anger management counsellor will decide how long your treatment should take but this will most often be over a period of several weeks. By finding a psychotherapist that you feel comfortable and relaxed with, you will feel more able to talk and open up to your innermost feelings. Depending upon which therapist you choose, a mix of different techniques may be employed.
When you first consult with your therapist, they will take a full medical history so it is vital to tell them if you are battling with any types of addictions or health problems. They need to know everything as sometimes these can be linked to your anger issues. Everything that you discuss will be totally confidential so you should never worry about being totally frank and open.
The purpose of anger management counselling is to find out what is triggering your reactions and then show you other ways or reacting without losing your temper. Your thoughts, way of thinking and how you respond will all be up for discussion. By providing you with other ways to be assertive and remain in control, anger will gradually lose its hold over you. Problem-solving techniques can minimise your frustration and return you to a state of calm.
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