Anger Management Sydney
Gain control over your anger and learn how to express your emotions in a healthy way, with New Vision Psychology’s Sydney psychologists.
Seek Effective Anger Management Counselling with New Vision Psychology
We all experience bouts of anger and annoyance – it’s a part of life. However, when anger is not dealt with appropriately, it can have serious effects on ourselves and those around us. If you’re someone who finds it difficult to control your emotions, and you regularly find yourself in a blinding range, you’re not alone. Issues with emotions like anger, aggression, and frustration are very common, as many of us are not taught how to deal with these feelings in a healthy way.
The good news is that anger can be effectively managed with anger management counselling. Anger management and counselling for anger can help you to understand your anger, the ways in which you react to difficult situations, and how to cope with and express your feelings in a constructive, healthy way.
Anger management is not just about managing anger for the sake of others. Our anger management Sydney counselling specifically focuses on making sure that you learn to cope with these feelings for the benefit of your own mental health. Managing anger with counselling can help you to feel lighter, happier, and better about yourself – drastically improving relationships with yourself and others.
What Our Psychologists & Counsellors Can Help With:
New Vision Psychology are Sydney’s leading provider of comprehensive psychology services. Rather than offering generic anger management workshops, our Sydney anger management counselling is delivered in an environment that is conducive to learning, growing, and bettering yourself.
Anger management counselling delves deeper than learning breathing exercises and counting to ten (although both can be helpful coping strategies!) Counselling will tap into the core issues that underpin your anger, helping you to understand why you’re feeling angry, what triggers your anger, and how to choose healthier expressions to get your needs met.
New Vision Psychology are armed with a team of registered and clinical psychologists who specialise in a wide range of fields, including anger management. Get to know our team members through our Find Your Psychologist tool, and book an appointment directly with a professional passionate about helping individuals just like yourself.
Our Session Fees
A standard session at New Vision Psychology is 50-minutes in duration.
Our Clinics in Sydney
We provide anger management services across Sydney, at our clinics in Burwood, Chatswood, Hurstville, Castle Hill and Sydney’s CBD. Work directly with a local, supportive counsellor, who has the skills, accreditation, and necessary experience to help you.
Frequently Asked Questions
When is anger a problem?
Anger is a normal, regular reaction that everyone experiences. We all get angry, upset, or frustrated at times. However, anger becomes a problem when it is unchecked, frequent, and negatively affecting our relationships and wellbeing. Uncontrolled anger can feel like:
- Frequently picking fights
- Furious emotional outbursts
- Seeing red when things don’t go your way
- Feeling easily agitated in everyday situations
- Reacting violently to a situation
- Feelings of aggression towards others
- Passive anger (giving the silent treatment; reacting with defensiveness; engaging in sarcasm)
If any or many of these feel familiar to you, it may be worth learning more about your anger and how you can learn to better deal with your emotions through anger management counselling.
What are common triggers for anger?
Everyone experiences and reacts to difficult situations differently. While something may seem mildly disheartening for one person, another might find the same situation enraging. Common triggers for anger include:
- High stress environments
- External events or circumstances (e.g. sitting in traffic)
- Internal experiences (e.g. worry, fear, or memories of trauma)
- Difficulty asserting needs and wants in a relationship or in general
- Unrealistically high standards
- Difficulty with regulating emotions
What can I expect in an anger management session?
Anger management therapy will involve one-on-one counselling to understand your emotions, identify what causes these responses, and learning how to develop healthier ways of dealing with anger.
A session will generally involve Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and talk therapy to help your psychologist gain a better understanding of what you’re going through, although this may vary according to your therapist’s counselling style and your specific situation and preferences. For many, counselling offers an opportunity to talk, identify, and get to the root cause – which can do a great deal in unlearning unhealthy behaviours and forming new ones.
Counselling sessions will also involve teaching you effective management strategies, and real-world ways to implement these strategies into your day-to-day life.
How can anger management counselling help me?
This depends on what you’re going through, your goals, and the strategies implemented by your psychologist. Generally, effective anger management will:
- Reduce angry outbursts
- Teach you new ways to express needs and feelings
- Help you reconnect with loved ones
- Teach you how to care for yourself in constructive ways
- Improve your mental health and overall wellbeing
- Reduce anxiety and stress
- Improve your physical health
The main takeaway that you will get from anger management is that you will learn how to deal and cope with anger in a healthy way, rather than preventing it altogether. We can’t control external circumstances that may be frustrating or upsetting, but we can control how to react and cope with these situations.
Is it better to go to group therapy or individual counselling?
Anger management counselling can be effective in both a group setting, and in a one-on-one setting with a psychologist or counsellor. Individual anger management therapy is highly effective because it involves breaking down your personal set of triggers, and coming up with tailored strategies to manage these feelings with a professional. Some people may also benefit from a group or class setting as it allows them to understand and learn from other people’s experiences.
How many sessions will I need?
This will come down to your unique set of concerns and goals, and the progress of your sessions. Some people will begin to experience changes very quickly, and will continue seeing a psychologist to maintain their progress and ensure that they make sustainable, healthy behavioural changes. Others may require counselling for a longer period of time as they uncover their triggers and the past experiences that have shaped how they express their anger.
I don’t think that I have anger issues, but my partner thinks I do – do I need counselling?
It can be difficult to determine whether your anger is a normal response to stressful situations, or whether you need professional help. Particularly with anger management, we are often stuck in our ways and can find it challenging to acknowledge and understand how our anger may be affecting ourselves and those around us.
Even if you do not feel like you need help, if a loved one has expressed concerns about your anger, they are being directly affected by your actions. While you might believe that your anger is not a problem, it is still worth understanding how it is manifesting, and how you can be a better partner. After all – no one is perfect!
A psychologist can help you understand your anger, and discover how it is impacting your daily life or your relationships. Managing anger goes beyond appeasing the needs of others – effective anger management is all about understanding why you’re angry, and learning how to express these feelings in a healthy and productive manner.