Overcoming anger issues

What is it?

We are programmed to express anger from birth. Yet, in some cases, this perfectly healthy emotion can become excessive and may be a symptom of more complex issues such as a mental health issue.

There is a problem if anger…

  • is too intense or powerful
  • lasts too long
  • occurs too often
  • is inappropriate to the circumstances.

When a pattern of anger or aggressive behaviour interferes with our lives or harms others, we are dealing with an anger disorder or an anger management problem.

Many individuals who struggle to manage their anger can have underlying difficulties with severe low self-esteem, as well as problems with mistrust and past abuse issues.

What are the symptoms?

We all know what its like to feel angry, but when this evolves into an anger disorder it can be categorised by its cause and symptoms. The different types of anger disorder include:

  • Chronic anger – prolonged and can impact the immune system and can cause other mental health disorders
  • Passive-aggressive anger – comes across in indirect ways, can be difficult to identify
  • Overwhelmed anger – caused by life demands that are too much for the individual to cope with
  • Self-inflicted anger – directed towards the self and may be caused by feelings of guilt
  • Judgemental anger – directed towards others and may come with feelings of resentment
  • Volatile anger – involves sometimes spontaneous bouts of excessive or violent anger
  • Obsessive anger – can include paranoid fears, jealousy, envy as well as fears of betrayal, rejection or humiliation. Angry obsessions can destroy self-worth and emotional security.

From a practical perspective, if anger is creating significant problems for you, or for those you care about, you probably should consider consulting a mental health professional who can help to find the most effective solutions for you.

What are the therapies that can help?

We offer a number of services that can help people with overcoming anger issues. Anger management therapy is designed to help you to learn how to control your anger more effectively and lessen the impact your anger problems are having on your life.

We offer the above therapies to help with managing anger and also offer a free 15 minute private and confidential telephone consultation to chat through what you’re experiencing and how we may be able to help.

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Useful Links

NHS – How to control your anger