Counselling for Anger

Anger is an emotion that we all feel and one that serves a very important protective function, it alerts us to the mistreatment of ourselves and others. In this sense anger is very important for our survival however, anger is a powerful emotion and can sometimes overwhelm us leading us to behave in very (self) destructive ways.

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Who Can Anger Counselling Help?

Do you often feel angry?
Do you feel unable to control your anger?
Do you become angry very quickly?
Is your anger often triggered by relatively minor things?
Do you struggle to express your anger in a way that resolves a situation satisfactorily?
Does your anger result in you harming others either physically or emotionally?
Are you often aggressive towards others or described as such by others?

If you have answered ‘yes’ to one or more of these above questions you may benefit from our counselling services.

Can you control anger?

Jackie, Clapham

How Does Anger Counselling Work?

Step 1

The most important part of an effective counselling programme for anger is to understand the source of your anger and why you are unable to control it and express it in way that resolves a situation satisfactorily. Therefore, one of our Therapists will begin by exploring with you the triggers for your anger, how long the problem has existed, how you currently react when you feel angry and how you would like to react. To put your experiences with anger in context and to allow your Therapist to develop an appropriate therapy programme they will also ask you some more general questions about your life, work and relationships.

Step 2

Your Therapist will then help you to understand why your anger is being triggered in the way that it is, how to reduce it to a more manageable level and help you to learn how to then express it in a way that resolves the situation that has led to your anger.

Step 3

Sometimes it is easier to feel angry than to feel other negative emotions (e.g. anxiety, depression) because anger allows us to push the problem away from ourselves and onto someone else (i.e. ‘it’s not me it’s you’). Anger can often therefore act as a kind of cover for other difficulties. Your Therapist will work with you to discover if this is the case for you and if it is they will help you to manage and resolve these difficulties as well.

Step 4


Prices can be found on our Fees page. If you have any questions then please do not hesitate to call 0203 504 9300 or fill out a contact form.


All of our Therapists offer Anger counselling.

Facts about Anger

  • 45% of adults in the UK report that they regularly lose their temper at work
  • 33% of adults say that they have fallen out with their neighbours
  • UK airlines reported 1,486 significant or serious acts of anger (described as ‘air rage’) in one year
  • More than 80% of UK drivers report they have been involved in road rage incidents
  • 50% of Britons report that when facing issues with their computers they have reacted by hitting their computer, throwing parts of it, shouting at their colleagues

More Reading On This Subject

Should you wish to find out more about dealing with Anger and Anger Management, please check out our Anger related blog articles here.

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