Counselling for Anger

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.

Who Can Anger Counselling Help?

Do you often feel angry?  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 questions you may benefit from our counselling services.

Anger Therapy
“I came to see a therapist with anger and irritability issues stemming from behaviour I’d learnt as a child. With the CBT techniques and my therapists support I have been able to identify and challenge these thoughts and feelings to effectively communicate, without isolating myself. Previously, the anger was having an impact on my personal relationships, specifically with my boyfriend; now I have been able to re-connect and make new beginnings with the people who matter the most.”

JACKIE, Clapham

What Does Treatment Involve?

FAQs 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.

FAQs 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.

FAQs 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.

Counselling Fees

Prices can be found on our Fees Page. If you have any questions then please do not hesitate to call 0800 002 9068 or fill out our contact form.


All of our Therapists offer counselling for Anger counselling for both adults and children.

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About Us

At the British CBT & Counselling Service, we are Doctors of Clinical Psychology, Counselling Psychologists & CBT Therapists specialising in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for adults and children.

We can help anyone experiencing all types of mental health problems including addiction, anxiety, bereavement, depression, eating disorders, PTSD, relationship problems, stress and other distressing emotional problems.

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