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Anger Management Counselling London

Is uncontrolled or irrational anger damaging your relationships, career and quality of life? Psymplicity Healthcare London specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of anger management Issues and provides anger management counselling in London. Our highly experienced counselling team provides bespoke treatment plans tailored to each client. Together we will find a lasting solution that works for you.
Ready to book? Online and in-person counselling appointments at our London clinic with our specialist psychiatrists are now available.
Book a 1-hour online counselling assessment at a reduced rate of £295.

YOUR BESPOKE ANGER MANAGEMENT ASSESSMENT AND TREATMENT PLAN

Psymplicity Healthcare London is a specialist provider of bespoke Anger Management counselling plans. Our psychiatrists diagnose and treat a wide range of anger issues, either at an in person counselling session at our Harley Street London psychiatry clinic, or online via video consultation. We are currently offering an initial 1-hour online assessment at a reduced rate of £295 - so you can see if our approach works for you.

What Causes Anger Issues And Uncontrolled Anger?

Anger is a healthy human emotion and a necessary emotional response. When channelled effectively, anger is productive, constructive, and can serve as a catalyst that focuses on achieving goals or finding the right solution. Uncontrolled anger, however, can be harmful.

Without proper control, our anger response can cause damage to ourselves and those around us, impacting on our closest relationships with family, friends, and colleagues, and preventing us from having a consistently positive impact at work or at home. The physical and emotional impact of carrying such overwhelming feelings of anger can have lasting detrimental effects, impacting our sleep, peace of mind, and wellbeing. In some cases, uncontrolled anger can affect us physically, causing a stress response that impacts our heart rate, blood pressure and, in some cases, leading to physical outbursts or expressions of the frustrations we are feeling inside. Mismanagement of anger over a period of time can result in anger disorders that can be detrimental to your daily life.

If you feel that your anger is disproportionately bigger than the circumstance that triggered it or if you feel that you are expressing your anger in ways that are harmful to yourself or the people around you, we are here to help.

Can Psychological Conditions Lead To Anger Problems?

Anger can be triggered by a number of causes, including unfavourable conditions at work or home, prolonged stress, financial strain, and social or family problems. It can also be an expression of deep-seated psychological issues that need to be addressed, caused by past trauma or an inability to express our true feelings, which leads to “bottled up” emotions and explosive responses.

Underlying psychological conditions that can lead to anger disorder include:

  • Depression - suppressing depressed feelings can result in anger issues and associated symptoms, including irritability and harmful or intrusive thoughts.
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder - if you are suffering from obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviours, frustration over your condition can lead to anger issues.
  • Adult ADD or ADHD - If adult ADHD is left untreated, frustrations caused by impairments resulting from the condition can result in anger issues.
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder - children with ODD often experience episodes of hot temper, and irritability. They tend to get angry and upset over situations easily, and this can cause them to develop anger issues.
  • Intermittent Explosive Disorder - IED causes sudden, explosive eruptions of anger, which can be aggressive in nature and are vastly disproportionate to the trigger.
  • Bipolar Disorder - those with BD experience extreme high, low and mixed mood swings. High and Mixed moods often result in irritability and can cause anger issues.
  • Generalised Anxiety Disorder - GAD causes high anxiety and is characterised by excessive, uncontrollable worry. This often leads to anger and can result in aggression.
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder - if you are suffering from PTSD, you are reliving negative memories and experiences associated with a past trauma, often triggered by a stimulus. Being exposed to this stimulus can lead to angry outbursts and strong feelings of anger and frustration.

How Do I Know If I Have Anger Issues?

Anger issues are often characterised by emotional symptoms of rage, anxiety and stress. If you have anger issues or are suffering from outbursts of uncontrolled anger, you will also be experiencing one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Irritability – getting angry about small things that are of no real significance
  • Aggression – your anger boils over to such an extent that you become aggressive, either verbally or physically
  • Negative Feelings – experiencing unwelcome or unfriendly feelings for those closest to you, despite knowing that they haven’t done anything wrong
  • Confusion – questioning why you’re so angry at something that’s in no way worthy of such a response
  • Mood Swings – Inability to control your mood from one minute to the next

What Are The Types Of Anger?

There are different types of Anger Issues which show how one can react to a trigger or a situation that causes anger. They can be classified into the following categories:

  • Chronic Anger - a continuous, persistent state of anger that controls your feeling, emotions and thoughts, and can significantly affect your daily life.
  • Passive Anger - this type of anger is often repressed, and you may not even realise that you are experiencing it. Passive anger can cause you to express your emotions through indirect forms of hostility such as subtle insults, sarcasm, stubbornness, or a deliberate self-sabotaging yourself.
  • Aggressive Anger - if you are suffering from aggressive anger, you may be redirecting your emotions as aggressive acts of outbursts or acts of dominance and intimidation. This can have adverse effects on your relationships, causing a lot of emotional pain and suffering to you and your loved ones.

HOW DOES PSYMPLICITY LONDON ASSESS AND TREAT ANGER MANAGEMENT ISSUES?

No two people suffering from anger management issues are the same. That’s why our bespoke anger management counselling plans are tailored to your individual circumstance, goals and needs. We offer three types of anger management therapy, depending on your needs and what will work best for you.

PSYCHIATRIC ASSESSMENT, DIAGNOSIS AND ANGER MANAGEMENT COUNSELLING PLAN FOR ANGER ISSUES

This is recommended if anger is a highly destructive force in your life, particularly if it may be linked to other mental health conditions such as anxiety and mood disorders or past trauma. An anger management counselling plan may include medication to decrease anger arousal levels.

PSYCHOTHERAPY FOR ANGER ISSUES

An anger management therapist at our London clinic will work with you to look at subtle and unhelpful messages you have received about anger. You will gain greater awareness of your value boundaries. You will practice how to communicate in an assertive and timely fashion and how to use your anger as fuel to make creative and empowering changes in your life. You might also look at other emotions that underlie the anger reaction and re-visit any unfinished situations in your life that may be contributing to your anger issue.

COGNITIVE BEHAVIOURAL THERAPY (CBT) FOR ANGER MANAGEMENT ISSUES

This is effective in identifying the triggers for anger, unhelpful messages that might fuel anger, and you will work on behavioural changes to reduce how angry you get in situations where typically you have become angry.



Whichever approach to your anger treatment is taken, we will work with you to achieve the following goals...

Identify The Root Cause Of Your Anger

In many cases, anger management issues stem from a specific origin or underlying cause, which could be anything from a traumatic incident in the past to underlying conditions outlined above. By assessing the root cause of the anger issue, we will create a bespoke treatment package to yield the very best results.

Break The Cycle

Anger can be a self-perpetuating problem – the more you find yourself getting angry, the angrier you become as a result. The key lies in acknowledging the issue, breaking the cycle and finding the best possible way of ensuring it is never entered into again, which often involves a combination of coaching, behavioural exercises and in some cases medication.

Implement Coping Mechanisms

It is important to implement sustainable coping mechanisms that help you to manage your anger in the days, weeks and months to come. Your anger management counsellor will speak with you about which of the available options may be right for you, from medications that can reduce anger arousal levels without affecting your cognitive ability or function, to talking therapies and other techniques that can be learnt to reduce anger arousal generally and in specific trigger situations.

MEET OUR SPECIALISTS

Our close-knit team of psychiatrists, psychologists and CBT psychotherapists are highly experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of anger management issues. We provide clients with a bespoke and completely confidential service.

Dr James Walsh

Dr Walsh completed his Medical Degree at the University of Bristol and his Psychiatric training at South West London and St George’s Mental Health Trust. He is dual trained in general adult psychiatry.

Dr Eleanor Tiangga

Dr Eleanor Tiangga is a Consultant General Adult Psychiatrist. She did her Psychiatric Training in London and Oxford and worked as a Community Consultant in the NHS in Oxfordshire. She has a MA in Medical Sciences from Cambridge University, a medical degree from Imperial College London.

Dr Richard Duffett

Dr Duffett is a Consultant Adult Psychiatrist. He is a specialist in ADHD, depression, anxiety, schizophrenia and bipolar disorders. Dr Duffett works collaboratively with patients to enable them to best manage their mental health and find where appropriate the most effective treatment option including prescribing medication.

Other Psychiatric Conditions Treated by Psymplicity

Our psychiatric team are specialised in the diagnosis and treatment of the following conditions and many others. Each patient is treated on a case-by-case basis, meaning that your treatment plan is unique to you. We have two clinics across London and appointments available, so contact us today and book yours now.

BIPOLAR DEPRESSION

Contrary to popular belief, there is not a single form of bipolar depression that accounts for every case. We identify your individual type and create a tailored and efficient treatment plan.

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DEPRESSION

We specialise in the treatment of all forms of depression and are proud to offer an essential lifeline for those looking to regain control of their lives.

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PSYCHOSIS

Psychosis causes people to interpret things differently to those around them. The 2 main symptoms are hallucinations and delusions. Through psychiatry, we can help you overcome these.

PANIC AND ANXIETY

Anxiety can be crippling to your everyday life. Speak to a Psymplicity Healthcare psychiatrist to see how we can help ease your symptoms through counselling and treatment.

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OCD

We provide a comprehensive and holistic service to help treat your OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder). Through cognitive behaviour therapy and medication, you’ll slowly begin to overcome your compulsive behaviours.

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PTSD

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (or PTSD for short) occurs after exposure to a terrifying event or ordeal and often goes undiagnosed. Our trained therapists are on hand to help resolve your trauma.

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SCHIZOPHRENIA

Schizophrenia is a type of psychosis that stops sufferers from distinguishing their thoughts from reality. With your own unique treatment plan, we’re able to help you limit the symptoms you experience.

CONTACT US TO DISCUSS YOUR BESPOKE ANGER MANAGEMENT TREATMENT PLAN

Psymplicity is now offering a 1-hour initial online assessment at a reduced rate of £295.

If you would like to speak with our medical secretaries, please call us now or request a call back through our contact form.

0207 118 0407

FAQS: ANGER MANAGEMENT

Q: How Do I Know If I Need Help With Anger Management?

Anger is a normal emotion and everyone experiences it regularly. However, if you feel overcome with intense anger that leaves you negative, resentful and is impacting on your daily life, or you are struggling with pent up anger that is affecting your health and wellbeing, you could benefit from professional help.

Q: Can Anger Harm My Health?

If you are dealing with anger issues, it is important to learn the right approach and mechanism to control and manage the anger. Inappropriate expressing of anger can harm different systems of the body, resulting in health problems that range from headaches to high blood pressure to heart problems. With the right professional care, you can learn to manage your anger in a way that it does not adversely affect your health.

Q: How Can I Distinguish Between Healthy And Unhealthy Anger?

Anger is a natural reaction to situations that trigger a negative reaction, hence it can be considered healthy and even valuable. However, when anger becomes too intense or overwhelming, it can cause an unhealthy pattern to develop. In general, your anger response may be unhealthy if you:

  • Become angry too often
  • Stay angry for a long time
  • Consistently react negatively to those around you
  • Experience impaired performance
  • Suffer physically or emotionally from continual bouts of uncontrolled anger

Q: Are There Different Types Of Anger?

Anger can manifest in diverse ways, as a response to a negative or potentially harmful situation. Based on the type of signs displayed, anger can be categorised as:

  • Chronic: generalised resentment towards others, irritability and loss of interest
  • Passive: sarcasm and insulting attitude towards others, self-sabotaging yourself
  • Aggressive: physically harmful and verbally abusive towards others

Q: What Is The Best Way To Handle Anger?

You can learn to manage anger constructively, either through meaningful expression or by channelling it towards other activities or goals. Those experiencing persistent anger issues can experience great peace of mind by learning to overcome their anger and calm themselves when the urge to lash out or boil over arises. If you find yourself feeling persistently overcome with anger and are unable to control it, we are here to help you.

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