Out of control anger issues needs to be addressed immediately as anger can be taken out on another person, such as a partner, child, or an object – punching a wall, for example. Uncontrolled anger can lead you down the road to self-destruction.
However, there is a flip side to anger because of the surge of energy it creates, it can be pleasurable. This feeling is reinforced if becoming angry allows the release of feelings of frustration, or if a person’s response to your anger gives you a sense of power. It is important to acknowledge this side of anger as it can have an almost addictive effect.
Excessively angry people need to learn control. Anger management will help you to do that. How you became an angry person can be addressed in counselling. However, you will also need to learn how to break the habit. Sometimes the behaviour is learned from significant others in our past, in some cases, you may have been the victim of anger towards you, or you got away with being angry and became really good at it.
Managing Anger Issues
Anger, though it has its place, may express itself inappropriately, either towards you or others. We cannot control anger-provoking situations, but we can manage our responses to them.
How Nightingale can help
Working with our male counsellor will help you to gain control. Anger management counselling will look straight to the source of the anger to get it into context. We then put strategies in place to manage it and to minimise angry confrontations or self-harm.