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Anger Management Counselling

Anger is a normal response to situations that we perceive as unjust, unfair, or otherwise do not meet our expectations. In the daily experience of living as a human being, these kinds of situations are quite common. Whether we face difficulty in our work lives, challenges at home, or struggle in our everyday lives, anger can show up. Anger can also be a response to situations that have happened in the past that have not been emotionally resolved.

Anger tells us that something is wrong and that change is needed - in this sense it is an adaptive emotion. Yet, in expressing our desire for change or dissatisfaction with current circumstance, adaptive anger can easily turn into problem anger. Problem anger can be recognized when we notice ourselves feeling increasingly irritable and on edge or reacting angrily to others on an ongoing basis.

Remember that anger can also be bottled up

Anger is not only a problem when it is expressed outwardly. Internalizing anger and keeping it inside ourselves can be a source of harm and unease as well. Whether you are experiencing difficulties with anger expression towards colleagues, friends, or family, or are struggling with feelings of anger, our therapists can help you move forward.

How we can help

In anger management counselling, our therapists will provide you with skills, tools, and strategies that will enable you to more effectively cope with anger-provoking situations, learn to manage interpersonal conflict, and reduce stress, anger, and tension. This process begins in your first session with us. When we meet, you will be able to let your therapist know how anger is affecting your life and express your goals for our work together.

Our approach

  • Skills training for anger and affect management

  • Strategy building to cope with anger-provoking situations

  • Anger processing work to assist in anger relief 

  • Stress reduction training

Our therapists may use:

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

  • Compassion-Focused Therapy

  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing

  • Mindfulness Training

  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

Clients we work with often report reduced stress and frustration, decreased anger outbursts, improved emotional self-management, and greater calm and ease in their lives. To book a session with one of our therapists and experience our approach for yourself, reach out below.