Anger Management Counselling Melbourne
Our highly trained and experienced anger management psychologists will draw on evidence based treatment strategies to tailor an individualized treatment program taking into consideration your unique therapeutic goals and needs.
When angry, your perception, reasoning, judgment and rationalising skills are impaired, increasing the likelihood of poor decision-making, blaming or criticising others, acting impulsively, social withdrawal, partaking in delinquent behaviour and turning to verbal and physical aggression. If you are feeling angry often and using it non-constructively, it is beneficial to seek professional assistance from a qualified anger management psychologist, especially due to the extensive range of consequences associated with such a negative emotion.
What is Anger?
Anger is a normal human emotion, characterised by feelings of displeasure, annoyance and hostility and is experienced by people of all ages, genders, cultures and nationalities. Anger can range from mild annoyance to intense rage. It is normal to report feelings of frustration or anger 2-3 times a week, and using anger constructively can even lead to positive outcomes.
Our Anger Management Services Treat All Different Types of Anger, Including:
- Chronic – prolonged resentment, whereby an individual is always looking for something to get angry at, and finds it difficult to move on from anger-inducing situations.
- Volatile – unpredictable or spontaneous episode of uncontrollable, excessive or violent anger. More common amongst males compared to females, and drug-affected individuals compared to sober individuals.
- Judgmental – criticising, belittling or correcting others in an attempt to control or hurt them, and to make one feel better.
- Passive-aggressive – anger expressed in an indirect way and can be difficult to recognise. Characterised by sarcasm, emotional neglect, avoidance and hostility.
- Overwhelming – typically resembles a temper tantrum and usually occurs when an individual is placed in a highly frightening situation, or when they are experiencing a combination of internal and/ or external stressors in which they cannot cope with.
- Retaliatory – involves an individual getting back at someone who has hurt or upset him or her.
- Self-inflicted anger involves inflicting emotional or physical harm against oneself, usually due to feeling guilty about something they have done, or something someone has done to them.
- Constructive – usually fuelled by societal or social injustices. This type of anger is often exerted to enforce positive change, such as getting involved in a political movement.
Do I Need Anger Management Therapy?
Individuals affected by anger-issues are likely to experience physiological, social and interpersonal problems. Signs you may need to seek anger management help include:
- If you feel angry very often, and if it lasts a long time (long after the event has passed).
- When feeling angry turns into aggressive behaviour (violence).
- If you feel your temper is negatively impacting on your relationships.
- When close friends and family are worried about your anger.
- If you are using drug or alcohol to cope with or manage your anger.
- If you’re depressed or anxious about your anger.
- If your anger has gotten you in trouble with the law.
- If you regret the way you behave when angry.
The Anger Management Psychologists Melbourne Trusts
At Psylegal, our anger management counselling focuses on understanding and managing your anger and controlling symptoms of rage with the intention of building more positive relationships, and greater personal satisfaction. Counselling sessions are not aimed at suppressing or bottling up your anger, rather, they aim to teach you methods to express feelings of anger in a controlled way. You can also check out our anger management group course, which focuses on learning the triggers and early warning signs of anger, and effective techniques to calm down and manage a potential problematic situation before it gets out of control.
Medicare rebates are available. You will need a referral from your doctor. Give us a call today on 1300 79 22 09 for an obligation-free discussion, or to make an appointment to visit our conveniently located Melbourne clinic.