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Anger Management Counselling by John

Understanding and Navigating Anger Constructively

At Hope and Resilience Counselling, I approach anger as a universal and legitimate emotion, much like joy, fear, peace, or frustration. Unlike some who view anger negatively or suppress it, I believe it’s essential to acknowledge and understand this emotion. Anger often arises in response to stress, triggering our innate “fight or flight” response. However, the real challenge lies in how we manage and express this powerful emotion, particularly in our interactions with others.

It’s crucial to recognize that there is such a thing as “righteous anger.” This form of anger emerges when we witness injustices, experience attacks on our dignity, or see others being wronged. Righteous anger can serve as a motivating force, propelling us to take action, address wrongs, and seek justice. However, harnessing this intense emotion constructively requires guidance and tools.

In some instances, individuals suppress their anger, bottling it up within their subconscious. They might walk away from a situation to avoid saying or doing something they’ll later regret – a healthier response than lashing out. However, this doesn’t resolve the underlying anger, and it may resurface at a later, more vulnerable moment. Through a blend of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) / Eye Movement Integration Therapy (EMIT), and Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET), I provide support to clients seeking to transform their relationship with anger.

Empowerment through Anger Management

Together, we work on developing constructive ways to manage emotions, handle relationships, and navigate life’s challenges. My approach encourages individuals to replace abusive behavior patterns with healthier alternatives, examine the beliefs and attitudes fueling their anger, and create lasting changes in their emotional responses. Anger, when understood and managed effectively, can become a catalyst for positive transformation, fostering healthier relationships and improved emotional well-being. If you’re ready to embark on a journey towards healthier emotional expression and resilience, I am here to guide you every step of the way.


What is Anger Management, and who can benefit from it?

Anger Management is a structured therapeutic approach to understanding and managing anger constructively. It can benefit anyone struggling with anger-related issues, from individuals experiencing occasional outbursts to those with chronic anger challenges.

How long does Anger Management typically take to see results?

The duration of Anger Management varies based on individual needs and progress. Some clients may see improvements in a few sessions, while others may require a more extended program. The focus is on achieving lasting and positive change.

Can Anger Management help with other emotional issues besides anger?

Yes, Anger Management often goes hand in hand with addressing other emotional issues, such as stress, anxiety, and low self-esteem. By learning to manage anger effectively, individuals often experience improvements in their overall emotional well-being.

Is Anger Management about suppressing anger or expressing it freely?

Anger Management is not about suppressing anger or giving it free rein. It’s about understanding anger, recognizing its triggers, and learning healthier ways to respond. The goal is to express anger constructively while avoiding aggression and harm to oneself or others.