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Are you struggling with your anger? If this is your experience it is really important to get professional counselling to understand why this is happening. We provide anger counselling for many different people who come from different backgrounds. The first step is reaching out to talk about it.
Yes we deliver Anger management courses.
We tailor the work based on your needs and the counselling is one-to-one. We often hear that clients don't get a lot out of a group setting, they are expensive and don't focus on what you need.
For men especially it is common to see anger rather than other emotions. Anger becomes a kind of 'go to' emotion which is automatic in any situation, making it very difficult to get through each day. Anger management counselling can be organised with Stuart Cheverton at Mill Park or Footscray locations. Stuart's approach is first to understand how your anger is impacting your life and finding ways to minimise the explosive outbursts.Yes, your anger can be dealt with. Take the time and get the help you need.
Here is what is different about us:
•We are affordable and flexible: our session costs are much more reasonable than others and we offer low-cost options and Medicare rebated sessions.
•We are human first and professionals second: Our clients love that we don’t lecture them or preach as an expert. Our job is to be a human being and work with you.
•We are in your corner: We want to understand your story and unpack your experience, working with you towards your goals.
•We are a safe place: This is more than just a physical safety, it is about providing trauma-informed support that is nonjudgmental and appropriate.
Read more about some anger management tips and about Stuart and his approach below.
Ready to book a session?
Click on the booking button above or call us on 0411 791 089
Live close by to Footscray or Mill Park? Our Footscray office is close to Footscray station and is a quick drive from Williamstown, Newport and Yarraville. Our Mill Park office is close by to Thomastown, South Morang and Epping.
Appointments cost $130 per session and you can claim a medicare rebate after getting a referral from your GP. This is well below many other services who charge $160 or more. Please contact us directly if you have any questions.
Both Mill Park and Footscray offices are easy to get to. The Mill Park office is close to Epping, South Morang and Thomaston. The Footscray office is a quick drive from Yarraville, Newport and Williamstown.
SOME ANGER MANAGEMENT TIPS
1. Safety First
It is really important to think of a safety plan for others around you and yourself. When you notice the anger rising what are you going to do to keep yourself and others safe? Yes, your anger might feel out of control BUT you need to keep yourself and others safe.
2. Rating your anger from 0- 10
A lot of people say they go from '0 to 10' in no time. This might be the case but it can be really helpful to describe what a 10 looks like. To do this think about the worst situation where your anger was too much. What happened? What happened in your body? How would you describe yourself at this 10? Then let's describe what a 0 looks like for you. Then what does a 5 look like? So the anger is there but you can still talk calmly and work through the issue. As anger is normal it is ok to be within the 0-5 range but anything more than that you need to move away, take some time and work through strategies.
3. What helps at level 10?
When describing this anger at 10 many clients say its like 'talking to a brick wall' as you shut off and there is no point talking. So talking needs to stop and you need to give yourself space and time to cool it before working through the anger. Our main aim is to prevent the 10 level to happen and by doing this the anger is more manageable.
So what does help at this level? Think about it and put this in place.
4. Noticing when it gets more than level 5
We really need to stop anybody from getting to that level 10 as it prevents you from engaging with others and working through things properly. So you need to recognise when you have hit the level 5 mark and what you need at this point too.
5 Talking it out in a calm way
Many people dealing with anger feel that so many things are unresolved in their life. Usually, this is because you go 10 straight away and there is no point in discussing things when you are 'seeing red'. Once you have practised slowing your anger down you can start to talk things through. Again check in with yourself, notice your emotions and focus on what you need at that moment.
6 Understanding what is under the anger
Anger for a lot of people (especially men) is a quick response as it can be seen as a more acceptable response than say being sad or afraid. By slowing things down we can start to unpack what is really going on and deal with this. This can be helped on by an experienced counsellor and can sit with the current feelings.
7 Being honest and getting support.
Are you feeling alone in this? Getting help and having a professional on your side can be a great way to move away from always being angry. It takes courage to first acknowledge things aren't good and to seek help for it. On top of this being truly honest with what is going on can be scary. There is that old saying 'A PROBLEM HALVED IS A PROBLEM SHARED'.Take the time to think about what support you need and reach out for it.
From here feel free to have a look at our website and see whether our service is right for you.