Has your life, or the lives of people around you, been negatively affected by your anger? Have you regretted some of the decisions made in anger? Are you ready to make some positive changes in your life and to learn to express your anger in a non-destructive way?
Together, we can examine in depth what triggers you, how some of our thinking patterns may contribute to anger, and which ways of expressing your anger may lead to undesirable outcomes. With the help of cognitive and behavioural strategies (CBT), we will work on re-examining unhelpful assumptions, modifying the ways anger is expressed, taking a step back from the "tornado" of anger, and greatly reducing conflicts and stress in your life.
Intense and overwhelming anger may be a symptoms of several psychiatric disorders, such as Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), one of the mood disorders (Depression, Bipolar Disorder), Oppositional Defiant Disorder, etc. It is, therefore, crucial to see a professional who will be able to establish a differential diagnosis as in those cases different therapeutic strategies will be useful in addition to CBT. For example, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) is usually helpful to individuals with Borderline Personality Disorder. In case of a mood disorder, it is important to treat Depression or Bipolar Disorder, which may be the root cause of angry and irritable mood.
Working in therapy to address your anger is not easy. It requires perseverance and hard work. But it is well worth it of anger is currently getting in the ay of important things in your life. Anger is an important emotion that can play a positive role in your life if you learn to understand it, manage it, and use it appropriately.