Anger Management2021-07-21T12:41:20+10:00

Manage Your Anger With Confidence

Getting angry is a typical reaction. Someone or anything can trigger your anger. However, the problem lies in how you express your anger. Moreover, the degree of anger you express. In general, an angry response would be fleeting. In other words, once you’ve let out your frustration or annoyance, then it’s over.

Then again, if you’re unable to control it and it gets out of hand then it could lead you to do any of the following:

  • Yell at the person or in some cases the object causing your anger.
  • Become verbally abusive towards others.
  • You might get physical and start to break things – worst, and you might end up hitting someone or something to let out your rage

On the other hand, some forms of extreme rage take on a different way of expression. You might start to keep yourself away from others, in particular anyone who has angered you and you start to become withdrawn.

If left unchecked, your anger issues can affect your personal and professional relationships. If this is starting to show, then it’s in your best interest to seek the help of People Psychology in the Melbourne CBD if you or anyone you love has anger management issues.

Ways To Control Your Anger

Getting mad is natural. Moreover, it can be a healthy way to let out steam. Remember bottling up your anger can be bad for your health, both physically and mentally. However, the ability to control one’s emotions varies from one person to the next.

At People Psychology in the Melbourne CBD you will learn how to look at the cause of your anger and the factors triggering it. Likewise, our specialist psychologists will provide you with practical strategies to cope with these triggers. Also, they’ll teach you techniques to help you relax and minimize the chances of extreme rage. If you find you’re struggling before your appointment with us, here’s some tips that may help until you seek help.

  • Practice counting to 10 slowly. This might sound childish and dated but rest assured it is useful. In the time it takes you to reach 10, your anger might have cooled down a bit. Thus, you’re less inclined to take your anger out on those around you.
  • The tendency when you’re angry is to take more breaths in. Counter this by slowing down your breathing and take long breaths out. It provides a calming effect and allows you to think clearly.
  • Free yourself from angry thoughts. These will only fuel to your anger in any situation even more. We can help you do this.
  • Explore your creativity. The ability to express yourself in different forms like music, painting, dancing, or writing can help relieve tension. In doing this, it minimizes angry feelings.
  • Exercise and taking care of yourself can keep you calm. Get physical and explore sports like swimming or running. Then again, even a simple walk, meditation and yoga can do wonders for your mind and body. If possible, do it every day to help blow off stress. Likewise, make sure you get enough sleep and avoid drugs or alcohol as these can only aggravate your anger.

Contact People Psychology Melbourne CBD today if you or someone you love has anger management issues. Medical rebates under the Australian Government’s Better Access to Mental Health Care initiative are available for those in need of financial assistance for mental health problems. Remember you don’t have to feel alone trying to manage your anger. We’re here to help you. Call now to book your anger management appointment today!

Commonly Asked Questions

What is Counselling?2022-02-16T12:32:29+11:00

Counselling is in itself a professional and confidential service offered by psychologists to assist a person in becoming more emotionally healthy and self-aware. Couples, individuals, and families can seek counselling to help them address all sorts of issues in their lives. During counselling, you have the opportunity to gain a greater understanding of your life, your situation, and everyone around you.

What is a Psychologist?2022-02-16T12:32:29+11:00

Psychologists are trained to study the science of mental processes and human behavior through research findings. Research-based methods are used to help people reduce stress and change ways in their behavior and thinking that can harm them. These methods will hopefully help facilitate self-awareness and a better outlook in life.

All People Psychology psychologists have at least four years of university experience. They also have completed two more years of further education, or two years of supervision from a registered psychologist. Our psychologists who hold a specialist title such as Clinical Psychologist have completed at least six years of university education.

Given their practice, psychologists are trained to be able to use a wide variety of therapy and counselling methods. This means the clients themselves play an important part in making these sessions work as the psychologists will try to understand the thoughts, actions, and feelings of their patients.

Psychologists however do not use drug-based treatments and do not prescribe medication. They can consult the help of trained professionals such as GPs who may be able to prescribe medication when necessary.

Can People Psychology write psychological evaluations and reports?2022-02-16T12:32:29+11:00

Your dedicated People Psychology practitioner is capable of writing a psychological report, which is sometimes needed for situations such as TACs, Work Cover claims, and court proceedings. These psychological reports cost a fee separate to your psychological consultations. We will however make sure to discuss the nature of these costs with you in detail prior to writing the report. This also means you have to pay for the report in full before you get your copy.

Is Counselling Confidential?2022-02-16T12:32:29+11:00

As stated in the Psychology Board of Australia’s Code of Ethics, all counselling sessions are confidential and private. The information you share during these sessions will only be used for assessing, diagnosing, and treating your situation.

However, there are limitations to these rules. For instance, if there’s an immediate risk to you or people you know, or if your file has been subpoenaed, then we’re obligated to share your file.

Is Counselling for Me?2022-02-16T12:32:29+11:00

Counselling is for anyone who wants to take their first step towards a renewed perspective in life. Counselling can help you develop the skills necessary to understand and cope with various issues that are happening around you and the people you live your life with.

What can I expect from my first counselling session?2022-02-16T12:32:29+11:00

It’s natural to feel nervous if you’ve never attended a counselling session before. However, it’s important to understand that it more or less is a session done through conversation. Your People Psychology practitioner may ask “What brings you here today?” and use it as a springboard for you to open up about your current situation, your views in life, and your life in general. Your psychologist may eventually explain what you can expect from the rest of the counseling sessions in addition to the strategies he or she thinks may help you cope and adjust to your situation.

How many counselling sessions will I need?2022-02-16T12:32:29+11:00

Everyone is inherently different, and as such we all have our own ways of coping with issues. This means people who seek counselling don’t get the same treatment. Sometimes, people get to resolve their issues with a small numbers of sessions. Sometimes, others prefer to work on their long-term emotional development and as such schedule sessions regularly.

What are the opening hours of a People Psychology Practice?2022-02-16T12:32:29+11:00

In our Melbourne CBD office, we offer day, evening and Saturday appointments. Practice hours are: 8am – 9pm Monday to Friday and 9am – 6pm on Saturdays.

How much will it cost?2022-02-16T12:32:29+11:00

We offer very reasonable rates for both counselling and group workshops. Concessions apply for health care card holders and pensioners. For further details on pricing, please contact our Client Specialist Team.

Can I get a Medicare or Private Health Insurance Rebate?2022-02-16T12:32:28+11:00

Yes. People Psychology provides Medicare Rebates and Private Health Insurance Rebates. To find out more, please contact us.

How do I get my rebate?2022-02-16T12:32:28+11:00

Rebates for Medicare and some private health insurers can be paid directly into your bank account at the conclusion of your session.

Find out more information about Medicare’s Easyclaim System.

What type of counselling and therapies do you use?2022-02-16T12:31:43+11:00

People Psychology psychologists are capable of mixing and matching various kinds of treatment depending on the situation of the client. These may include: Psychological Counselling, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Hypnosis, Emotion Focused, Narrative, Psychodynamic, Systemic, Schema Therapy, Solutions-Focused, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness and Motivational Interviewing.

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