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Anger Therapy Melbourne.

Anger is a natural human reaction. There are plenty of injustices in the world and in our personal lives that may cause anger.

While anger is a healthy emotion that should not be suppressed, recurring uncontrollable anger can substantially hinder your quality of life, physical health, personal relationships and professional life.

No matter where you are in Brisbane – or beyond (online and phone counselling is also available!) Our anger management therapists stand ready to help you feel and express anger in healthy ways. With anger management therapy, you will learn to assert yourself skillfully, in ways that honour your feelings and your loved ones.

Breaking the Cycle

Anger is a reaction. It arises from the emotional part of the brain (the amygdala). When we feel angry, we experience fight-or-flight.

The angry response kicks in before our rational brain (the pre-frontal cortex) got a chance to assess the situation. When experiencing anger, we are highly reactive. Hence, many people with anger issues report feeling hijacked by irresistible forces.

There might be an initial feeling of relief upon letting out anger impulsively. However, that feeling of relief is often eclipsed by feelings of regret for having overreacted to the situation and hurt loved ones. Anger therapy can help you express anger healthily and get better at overriding the anger impulse.

Anger Therapy can help you to find:

Confidence

You will have the confidence that whatever happens, you will be able to handle it, reach your full potential, and become the person you have always wanted to be.

Clarity

Clarity can help you tackle the obstacles that are holding you back and open up new avenues of discovery and growth.

Performance

You will learn constructive ways to manage the issues that life presents, enabling you to cope with turbulent times, and bounce back from hardship and tragedy.

Focus

With focus, you can cope with life’s stresses, recognise your abilities, and find the answers you seek.

Empowerment

Empower you to discover personal strengths and capacities so that you are able to take control of your life.

Behavioural Change

Together, we can make a real difference in how your beliefs, values, and attitudes influence your daily life.

Learning To Express Healthy Anger

Anger management therapy is not about denying our feelings. Suppressingyour feelings of anger will not bring you peace.

The feelings will return in anunending cycle, often leading to inward-focused anger causing both mentaland physical ailments.

Anger management is about learning to skillfullyassert your emotions. There is room for voicing your feelings of anger, albeitin ways that are respectful to others and yourself.

Getting to the Root Causes

For most people, uncontrollable anger issues often have to do with some past intense emotional pain or trauma. Anger makes us feel powerful, albeit momentarily. Oftentimes, anger has to do with the underlying feeling of powerlessness, with anger outbursts occurring to counter-balance such unpleasant feelings.

Other times, anger stem from a past trauma that was never processed. In that case, reprocessing the past trauma in therapy is key to reducing the intensity of the anger. Anger outbursts have also been shown to be a learned behaviour. If you have anger issues, there is a good chance that someone used to be angry at you.

Looking for Anger Therapy in Melbourne? Contact us today!

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What’s the difference between a counsellor and a psychologist?

Counsellors and psychologists are both licensed professionals who offer people mental health support. These two healthcare professions are often confused with each other as they overlap in terms of the help they can provide.

Counselling generally refers to short-term treatment while psychologists typically refers to longer-term treatment such as mental health disorders. Counselling can help a person process powerful emotions such as grief or anger, deal with immediate causes of stress and anxiety, clarify values and identify options when making important personal or professional decisions, manage conflicts within relationships, develop better interpersonal and communication skills, or intentionally change unproductive thoughts and behaviours.

What types of issues can a counsellor assist a person with?

Counsellors can confidentially listen to, empathise and talk with you about the following issues and problems;

  • Relationship Conflicts
  • Life transitions such as the Birth of a New Baby, Separation, Divorce
  • Parenting
  • Anger Management
  • Domestic Violence
  • Battling Addictions
  • Dealing with Loss and Bereavement
  • Resolving Work-related Issues
  • Overcoming Depression, Stress and Anxiety
  • Eating Concerns / Self-Esteem / Body Image
  • Resolving Family and Relationship Issues
  • Increasing Self-confidence and Self-esteem
  • Recovering from Trauma
  • Spirituality
  • Suicidality
Why do I have to pay online and is it safe?

Our mission is to make counselling affordable for all people, so we use Calendly and Stripe to keep costs low for you. Data that passes through Calendly is encrypted, both in transit and at rest. All connections from the browser to the Calendly platform are encrypted in transit using TLS SHA-256 with RSA Encryption. Stripe is the most stringent level of certification available in the payments industry. To accomplish this, Stripe uses the best-in-class security tools and practices to maintain a high level of security.

Do people often feel nervous about coming to see a counsellor?

Yes, it is common for people to experience some initial nervousness. My Practice always endeavours to provide a warm and understanding environment in which to help people feel more comfortable.

How often will I need to come?

Generally, counselling typically involves a few weeks of relatively intensive treatment (usually 1 appointment per week), followed by as many maintenance sessions as you and your counsellor feel is appropriate (usually fortnightly or monthly).

How do I prepare for my first counselling session?

There is no need to prepare anything specific prior to your initial appointment. It can however be helpful to think about what you might want to talk about in the sessions. If you have areas you would like to target, think about describing these. If you have goals for improvement (in your relationships, work, or self-esteem, for example), bring them to your first session, as well as any obvious obstacles or barriers you are aware of.

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