Anger problems are essentially rooted in a loss of control and a lack of coping strategies. Often, anger is the most accessible and immediate emotion available to us – but we often can’t access it. What we feel is detachment, emotional shut-down, sadness, fear, guilt, shame, low self-esteem, frustration or stress. Anger is an emotion that at the right time, needs to be acknowledged. Anger is an unacceptable emotion in our society so most of us learn to suppress it or channel it in different ways. But it has to go somewhere and often clients come to therapy needing to find ways to access a rage that is deep within them.
While acknowledging anger, we must also learn to manage it in order to sustain relationships and our own wellbeing. Together, we will learn to see the world from many different perspectives and really think about another person’s viewpoint. We will arrive at the root of your anger in order to help you understand it. We will identify the triggers and learn how to avoid them. And we will develop a toolkit of coping strategies that will arm you to deal with situations as they arise.
Anger that remains unfelt and not dealt with can cause relationships suffer and cause a very negative outlook on life in general. There is everything to gain from change.