How Counselling Can Help You Control Your Anger


Counselling means exploring your problems through talking, and each session should help you form coping strategies and bring more clarity, so that you can look forward to a happier future, irrespective of your current situation.

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Anger management and confidentiality

Typically, a session of counselling in Essex lasts up to one hour, depending on the nature of the problems discussed. For example, one-to-one therapy and small group counselling can help people with anger management issues not only recognize the signs, but also keep them under control. Typical signs include an increased heart rate, faster breathing, and fist clenching, and the counsellor will help you analyze your way of thinking, and try to adjust it by realizing that phrases like always, never, not fair, must and mustn’t can actually worsen your anger. Moreover, they will enable you to recognise a pattern of situations where you tend to lose control, and learn to do your best to avoid them as much as possible. Therapy is important, because unresolved anger can lead to a range of health problems, including depression, anxiety, high blood pressure, heart attack, colds.

It is of utmost importance that the confidentiality of these discussions is preserved at all times, as recommended by the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. There are some exceptions, though, more specifically, if the client is likely to endanger themselves or others. However, prior to commencing therapy, the client and the counsellor will sign a contract that stipulates clearly the rights and obligations of both parties; for example, the client’s right to anonymity and the counsellor’s obligation to protect it.



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