Anger Management Counselling in Manchester

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Ben Phillips
Counsellor, MSc, BACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M40
“Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and die with their song still inside them” Men don’t suffer more psychological disorders than women overall, however, the way men suffer them can be more destructive and problematic as they tend to externalise their suffering in the form of violence, substance abuse, anger, aggression, etc. Moreover, men’s psychological suffering is further compounded by men often hiding their issues and being reluctant to report symptoms. My mission is to work with men to help them become the type of man they want to be and so to lead their 'best lives'.
“Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and die with their song still inside them” Men don’t suffer more psychological disorders than women overall, however, the way men suffer them can be more destructive and problematic as they tend to externalise their suffering in the form of violence, substance abuse, anger, aggression, etc. Moreover, men’s psychological suffering is further compounded by men often hiding their issues and being reluctant to report symptoms. My mission is to work with men to help them become the type of man they want to be and so to lead their 'best lives'.
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Roger Look
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Manchester M45  (Online Only)
I can help people who are experiencing all levels of distress and unhappiness. You may have feelings of dissatisfaction and a sense that you are not getting all that you want in your life. At the other end of the spectrum you may be finding that every day is a real struggle with strong, even overwhelming, feelings of depression, anxiety, stress, anger etc. I believe that all of us want to strive to feel happier and more fulfilled than we currently are. We want to feel a connection with other people and to have a sense that we are leading meaningful, enjoyable lives - even when at times we feel at a loss as to how to achieve this.
I can help people who are experiencing all levels of distress and unhappiness. You may have feelings of dissatisfaction and a sense that you are not getting all that you want in your life. At the other end of the spectrum you may be finding that every day is a real struggle with strong, even overwhelming, feelings of depression, anxiety, stress, anger etc. I believe that all of us want to strive to feel happier and more fulfilled than we currently are. We want to feel a connection with other people and to have a sense that we are leading meaningful, enjoyable lives - even when at times we feel at a loss as to how to achieve this.
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Sue Antrobus
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M2
Hello! I specialise in working with women who have depression, anxiety, stress, anger issues, addictions, low self-esteem, relationship difficulties, or who wish to explore and deal with trauma or abuse from their past and the impact it is having on their lives today. I have expertise in and I am certified in the clinical treatment of clients who present with complex psychological trauma. I believe the key to healing is in supporting you to transform how your mind, body and soul remembers what has happened to you. This involves bringing to consciousness your patterns and supporting you to heal, change and grow.
Hello! I specialise in working with women who have depression, anxiety, stress, anger issues, addictions, low self-esteem, relationship difficulties, or who wish to explore and deal with trauma or abuse from their past and the impact it is having on their lives today. I have expertise in and I am certified in the clinical treatment of clients who present with complex psychological trauma. I believe the key to healing is in supporting you to transform how your mind, body and soul remembers what has happened to you. This involves bringing to consciousness your patterns and supporting you to heal, change and grow.
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Dr Tara Seed
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Manchester M20  (Online Only)
I work with people of all ages and backgrounds who may be facing a range of difficulties which is creating emotional distress. People may be affected by low mood/depression, anxiety, post traumatic stress, intense and overwhelming emotions, problems in managing relationships, anger, adjustment to life changes and transitions, grief and loss, low confidence, shame and self criticism. I can also help people who are pregnant or in the postnatal period and struggling with fear around birth, birth trauma, parenting, bonding and attachment, and perinatal (baby) loss.
I work with people of all ages and backgrounds who may be facing a range of difficulties which is creating emotional distress. People may be affected by low mood/depression, anxiety, post traumatic stress, intense and overwhelming emotions, problems in managing relationships, anger, adjustment to life changes and transitions, grief and loss, low confidence, shame and self criticism. I can also help people who are pregnant or in the postnatal period and struggling with fear around birth, birth trauma, parenting, bonding and attachment, and perinatal (baby) loss.
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Dr Emily le Couteur
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Manchester M20  (Online Only)
Hello. My name is Emily, and I am a HCPC registered, Chartered Counselling Psychologist. I have experience working in NHS, third sector, and independent healthcare settings, with a variety of psychological difficulties, including anxiety, loneliness and isolation, depression, bereavement, self-esteem, shame and self-criticism, anger, stress, and trauma. Maybe one of these issues is worrying you, or perhaps you are simply looking to understand yourself and your emotional health a little better. Whatever your goals, I always provide a warm, supportive, authentic therapy space where we will explore and make sense of your experiences.
Hello. My name is Emily, and I am a HCPC registered, Chartered Counselling Psychologist. I have experience working in NHS, third sector, and independent healthcare settings, with a variety of psychological difficulties, including anxiety, loneliness and isolation, depression, bereavement, self-esteem, shame and self-criticism, anger, stress, and trauma. Maybe one of these issues is worrying you, or perhaps you are simply looking to understand yourself and your emotional health a little better. Whatever your goals, I always provide a warm, supportive, authentic therapy space where we will explore and make sense of your experiences.
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Dr Shoaib Psychology Practice Ltd
Psychologist, PsychD, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Manchester M21
I'm Dr Sohbia Shoaib a highly skilled Chartered Psychologist with over 20 years working experience in mental health. In the NHS, forensic and private sector. I am trained in a range of interventions including Schema Therapy, EMDR, DBT and CBT. I have expertise in completing a full range of assessments and interventions for clients who present from mild to severe/ complex mental health problems and psychological presentations e.g., trauma, anxiety, depression, anger, stress, burnout, interpersonal difficulties and emotional dysregulation, personality disorder, substance misuse, bipolar, psychosis.
I'm Dr Sohbia Shoaib a highly skilled Chartered Psychologist with over 20 years working experience in mental health. In the NHS, forensic and private sector. I am trained in a range of interventions including Schema Therapy, EMDR, DBT and CBT. I have expertise in completing a full range of assessments and interventions for clients who present from mild to severe/ complex mental health problems and psychological presentations e.g., trauma, anxiety, depression, anger, stress, burnout, interpersonal difficulties and emotional dysregulation, personality disorder, substance misuse, bipolar, psychosis.
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Rob Radcliffe
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M1
I work with a wide range of issues from stress, anxiety and anger to depression, loss/bereavement, suicidal thoughts, relationship issues, self esteem and confidence.
I imagine it's overwhelming reading all these blurbs and trying to figure out which one stands out for you, so I'll try to minimise the noise. Qualified therapist and supervisor, 12 years' full time experience, bloke, getting on a bit these days, sense of humour, friendly, down to earth, but with the wisdom that comes with age and experience. I will do my best to understand you and support you but I will also challenge you to get out of whatever is keeping you stuck when appropriate! I have a proven track record of reducing distress and suffering and helping people to understand themselves and life.
I work with a wide range of issues from stress, anxiety and anger to depression, loss/bereavement, suicidal thoughts, relationship issues, self esteem and confidence.
I imagine it's overwhelming reading all these blurbs and trying to figure out which one stands out for you, so I'll try to minimise the noise. Qualified therapist and supervisor, 12 years' full time experience, bloke, getting on a bit these days, sense of humour, friendly, down to earth, but with the wisdom that comes with age and experience. I will do my best to understand you and support you but I will also challenge you to get out of whatever is keeping you stuck when appropriate! I have a proven track record of reducing distress and suffering and helping people to understand themselves and life.
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Daniel Quinn
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Manchester M30
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a structured, psychological approach recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) for the treatment of a number of common difficulties including: Depression, Panic Disorder, GAD (Worry) Social Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Health Anxiety and specific phobias. Additionally, I can offer support with issues such as low self esteem, anger, stress, poor sleep etc. You do not need a formal diagnosis, together we can collaboratively explore your thoughts and feelings.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a structured, psychological approach recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) for the treatment of a number of common difficulties including: Depression, Panic Disorder, GAD (Worry) Social Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Health Anxiety and specific phobias. Additionally, I can offer support with issues such as low self esteem, anger, stress, poor sleep etc. You do not need a formal diagnosis, together we can collaboratively explore your thoughts and feelings.
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Laura Dixon
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Manchester M16
I approach all counselling relationships in a trauma-informed way, and am able to support you with a wide range of issues, whether it be anxiety, depression, low self esteem and self worth, guilt, shame, anger or any other presenting psychological challenges you might be facing.
My area of expertise is loss, and helping clients deal with it in all its forms, which includes bereavement, job loss, relationship breakdowns, loss of sense of self (which includes depression, anxiety, chronic illness, disability or medical / healthcare diagnosis) and all of the many other life changes that may happen outside of your control.
I approach all counselling relationships in a trauma-informed way, and am able to support you with a wide range of issues, whether it be anxiety, depression, low self esteem and self worth, guilt, shame, anger or any other presenting psychological challenges you might be facing.
My area of expertise is loss, and helping clients deal with it in all its forms, which includes bereavement, job loss, relationship breakdowns, loss of sense of self (which includes depression, anxiety, chronic illness, disability or medical / healthcare diagnosis) and all of the many other life changes that may happen outside of your control.
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Claire Shaw Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M20
I am a fully qualified BACP Accredited counsellor who has 15years experience in counselling children and young people who are experiencing stress, anxiety, sadness, low mood, anger and other difficult emotions. I provide a safe space in which the young person can explore their feelings surrounding an issue and become better able to understand and express those feelings. For younger children this could also include creative drawing, completing bereavement booklets, making memory boxes, as well as talking through feelings and exploring ways to cope when difficult feelings arise.
I am a fully qualified BACP Accredited counsellor who has 15years experience in counselling children and young people who are experiencing stress, anxiety, sadness, low mood, anger and other difficult emotions. I provide a safe space in which the young person can explore their feelings surrounding an issue and become better able to understand and express those feelings. For younger children this could also include creative drawing, completing bereavement booklets, making memory boxes, as well as talking through feelings and exploring ways to cope when difficult feelings arise.
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Photo of Paul James Bainbridge, Psychotherapist in Manchester, England
Paul James Bainbridge
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Manchester M2
**Webcam/ Telephone sessions available** Hey there. If you're experiencing low mood, stress, anger, anxiety or worry, then it could be helpful to consider seeking therapy. Usually even working out where to even start can be a difficult and confusing process, and CBT is a fantastic way to help you to unpick problematic thoughts, feeling, behaviours and cycles which could be maintaining the problems you're experiencing
**Webcam/ Telephone sessions available** Hey there. If you're experiencing low mood, stress, anger, anxiety or worry, then it could be helpful to consider seeking therapy. Usually even working out where to even start can be a difficult and confusing process, and CBT is a fantastic way to help you to unpick problematic thoughts, feeling, behaviours and cycles which could be maintaining the problems you're experiencing
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Photo of Alexandra Harper, Psychologist in Manchester, England
Alexandra Harper
Psychologist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Manchester M3
Are you a busy, driven athlete or professional who’s keen to perform at their best but is currently struggling with a particular emotional state, maybe in the form of sudden onsets of anger, anxiety or low mood which feel difficult to resolve? Do you want to be happier or perform better? Are you not reaching your potential due to unhelpful emotional states, not understanding or expressing your emotions, feeling lost or demotivated, or arguing with loved ones? Are you looking for a therapist who is committed to helping you feel happier and reach or even exceed your goals efficiently and effectively?
Are you a busy, driven athlete or professional who’s keen to perform at their best but is currently struggling with a particular emotional state, maybe in the form of sudden onsets of anger, anxiety or low mood which feel difficult to resolve? Do you want to be happier or perform better? Are you not reaching your potential due to unhelpful emotional states, not understanding or expressing your emotions, feeling lost or demotivated, or arguing with loved ones? Are you looking for a therapist who is committed to helping you feel happier and reach or even exceed your goals efficiently and effectively?
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Photo of Magdalena Bugajska, Counsellor in Manchester, England
Magdalena Bugajska
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M2
I am a fully qualified counsellor, BACP member and have experience in working with anxiety, depression, anger, loss, relationship issues, trauma, addiction and low self-esteem.
Whether you are feeling anxious, depressed, overwhelmed or experiencing any other feeling that precludes you from enjoying your life and reaching your potential, therapy will offer you a safe space where you can reconnect with yourself. As a person-centred counsellor I believe that when offered a non-judgemental, welcoming space and warmth, you can find your own solutions and paths that would lead you to growth and resilience.
I am a fully qualified counsellor, BACP member and have experience in working with anxiety, depression, anger, loss, relationship issues, trauma, addiction and low self-esteem.
Whether you are feeling anxious, depressed, overwhelmed or experiencing any other feeling that precludes you from enjoying your life and reaching your potential, therapy will offer you a safe space where you can reconnect with yourself. As a person-centred counsellor I believe that when offered a non-judgemental, welcoming space and warmth, you can find your own solutions and paths that would lead you to growth and resilience.
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Photo of Dr Amirah Iqbal, Psychologist in Manchester, England
Dr Amirah Iqbal
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Manchester M4  (Online Only)
I am a skilled and experienced Chartered and Counselling Psychologist specialising in treating a variety of problems, with particular specialism and interest in working with you if you have: difficulties with trauma, anger, identity, feeling lost, relationship difficulties, if you are a digital nomad, feeling isolated, anxiety and work related stress. I am compassionate and sensitive to your needs and I am happy to see people individually and/or with partners/family to fit your therapeutic goals. My background as a mixed race Muslim female has influenced my position as an anti-oppressive and intersectional psychologist
I am a skilled and experienced Chartered and Counselling Psychologist specialising in treating a variety of problems, with particular specialism and interest in working with you if you have: difficulties with trauma, anger, identity, feeling lost, relationship difficulties, if you are a digital nomad, feeling isolated, anxiety and work related stress. I am compassionate and sensitive to your needs and I am happy to see people individually and/or with partners/family to fit your therapeutic goals. My background as a mixed race Muslim female has influenced my position as an anti-oppressive and intersectional psychologist
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Alex Jurgensen
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M13
uncontrollable anger, shouting, panic, blaming, violence, anxiety, depression, addiction, suicidal thoughts.
The first session is FREE!... Hello and welcome!... My name is Alex and I offer in-person sessions in Reading (town centre), or online via zoom. I am a fully qualified, BACP-registered, counsellor with a proven track record of helping people work through all kinds of problems. I think that part of the problem we all share is that we grew up in a society that didn't really understand human emotions. Thus, we quickly learned that emotions are a problem and that the only proper way of dealing with them is to shut them off, brush them under the carpet and put on a brave face.
uncontrollable anger, shouting, panic, blaming, violence, anxiety, depression, addiction, suicidal thoughts.
The first session is FREE!... Hello and welcome!... My name is Alex and I offer in-person sessions in Reading (town centre), or online via zoom. I am a fully qualified, BACP-registered, counsellor with a proven track record of helping people work through all kinds of problems. I think that part of the problem we all share is that we grew up in a society that didn't really understand human emotions. Thus, we quickly learned that emotions are a problem and that the only proper way of dealing with them is to shut them off, brush them under the carpet and put on a brave face.
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Photo of Dr Jim Byrne, Counsellor in Manchester, England
Dr Jim Byrne
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Manchester M1
Over my 25 years of experience, I have helped more than 1,200 individuals to overcome problems of anger, anxiety, depression, stress, poor self-confidence or self-esteem; couple conflict; communication skills difficulties; childhood trauma problems; personality and attachment issues; and OCD and ADHD.
Hello, If you have a major emotional, behavioural or couple-relationship problem, then I can help you – provided you can learn well from a combination of counselling meetings and follow-up written documents. I am a doctor of counselling with 25 years’ experience in private practice, in Hebden Bridge, and my fees reflect my skill and ability to help you. I offer a range of levels of service, from a single meeting with one follow-up document, to three or four meetings with six or eight follow-up documents. I also ask you to complete questionnaires before we meet, to help me to fully understand the most likely causes of your problems.
Over my 25 years of experience, I have helped more than 1,200 individuals to overcome problems of anger, anxiety, depression, stress, poor self-confidence or self-esteem; couple conflict; communication skills difficulties; childhood trauma problems; personality and attachment issues; and OCD and ADHD.
Hello, If you have a major emotional, behavioural or couple-relationship problem, then I can help you – provided you can learn well from a combination of counselling meetings and follow-up written documents. I am a doctor of counselling with 25 years’ experience in private practice, in Hebden Bridge, and my fees reflect my skill and ability to help you. I offer a range of levels of service, from a single meeting with one follow-up document, to three or four meetings with six or eight follow-up documents. I also ask you to complete questionnaires before we meet, to help me to fully understand the most likely causes of your problems.
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Photo of Lyn Julie Charnock, Psychotherapist in Manchester, England
Lyn Julie Charnock
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Manchester M1  (Online Only)
Eg Stress,Worry, overthinking, low mood, anger, panic, OCD, intrusive thoughts, phobias.
Taking your first step towards better Mental Health starts here, when you get in touch I understand how hard that step can be and I am committed to helping you get the support you deserve and need. I offer a safe non judgemental space to be listened to and understood and together, make sense of things so that we can plan goals to help you reach your potential.
Eg Stress,Worry, overthinking, low mood, anger, panic, OCD, intrusive thoughts, phobias.
Taking your first step towards better Mental Health starts here, when you get in touch I understand how hard that step can be and I am committed to helping you get the support you deserve and need. I offer a safe non judgemental space to be listened to and understood and together, make sense of things so that we can plan goals to help you reach your potential.
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Photo of Szabolcs Gálvölgyi, Psychotherapist in Manchester, England
Szabolcs Gálvölgyi
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Manchester M11
My competence is in working with: anxiety, low mood and depression, loss or bereavement, difficulties with emotional recognition/identification/expression, break ups, loneliness, isolation, living abroad/away from home, anger-management difficulties, different forms of abuse, eating- and sleeping difficulties, suicidal thoughts, and self-harming behaviour.
Welcome to my page! My name is Szabolcs - I acknowledge that it is a difficult name; do not worry if you do not know how to pronounce it. I am a fully qualified practitioner and I provide psychological therapy to adults and adolesents. I completed a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology, a Master of Science degree in counselling psychology, and I also regularly attend further training. I offer my therapeutic services to women as well as to men, and in addition to working with the below difficulties, I am also open to hear about what you are seeking support for. You can book in for a FREE initial consultation as well.
My competence is in working with: anxiety, low mood and depression, loss or bereavement, difficulties with emotional recognition/identification/expression, break ups, loneliness, isolation, living abroad/away from home, anger-management difficulties, different forms of abuse, eating- and sleeping difficulties, suicidal thoughts, and self-harming behaviour.
Welcome to my page! My name is Szabolcs - I acknowledge that it is a difficult name; do not worry if you do not know how to pronounce it. I am a fully qualified practitioner and I provide psychological therapy to adults and adolesents. I completed a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology, a Master of Science degree in counselling psychology, and I also regularly attend further training. I offer my therapeutic services to women as well as to men, and in addition to working with the below difficulties, I am also open to hear about what you are seeking support for. You can book in for a FREE initial consultation as well.
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Artful Retreats
Psychotherapist, MSc
Verified Verified
Manchester M1
The protective power of arts in health and mental health has been with us for millennia and today is evidence based. Daily life's emotional demands often go unnoticed and coping with anger, fear and sadness is socially accepted to happen in silence. Nourishing and protecting our mental health can get easily neglected. Although family and friends can play a wonderful supportive role in times of need they may not be enough in times of crisis. Making the choice to look after our mental health is our first step to personal growth. Making art is creative and fun. Being part of a supportive and safe group is therapeutic.
The protective power of arts in health and mental health has been with us for millennia and today is evidence based. Daily life's emotional demands often go unnoticed and coping with anger, fear and sadness is socially accepted to happen in silence. Nourishing and protecting our mental health can get easily neglected. Although family and friends can play a wonderful supportive role in times of need they may not be enough in times of crisis. Making the choice to look after our mental health is our first step to personal growth. Making art is creative and fun. Being part of a supportive and safe group is therapeutic.
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The Counselling Co-Op
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Manchester M1
The top 10 reasons clients seek therapy with me are relational & family issues, anger management & lack of emotional control, confidence & work/life balance, depression, stress, anxiety & shame, emotional numbness, sex, sexuality & masculinity issues, lack of confidence & self-esteem, addiction & substance abuse, trauma, abuse & loss and body image.
The top 10 reasons clients seek therapy with me are relational & family issues, anger management & lack of emotional control, confidence & work/life balance, depression, stress, anxiety & shame, emotional numbness, sex, sexuality & masculinity issues, lack of confidence & self-esteem, addiction & substance abuse, trauma, abuse & loss and body image.
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Anger Management Counsellors

How long does therapy take for anger management?

Treatment duration depends on the person’s specific challenges and circumstances. There are treatments for anger problems that are shorter and more goal-oriented, like Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), which can last weeks to months. Others, like Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) may last between six months and a year, while a more intensive treatment, like psychodynamic therapy, is open-ended, and clients may see their therapist for a year or longer.

How do you know if you need therapy for anger management?

Everyone gets mad from time to time. But when angry outbursts become frequent and cause damage to relationships, whether at home or in the office, it may be a good time to look into therapy. A therapist can assess where a client’s anger may be coming from, suggest strategies for averting angry outbursts, and help a client create a plan to become a calmer version of themselves.

Is there medication for anger management?

Medications do exist that help people mitigate the feeling of anger, but these are reserved for people with anger-related psychiatric disorders, such as intermittent explosive disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, or in some cases borderline personality disorder. In these cases, antidepressant medications may be prescribed to help with the client’s symptoms. In most cases of anger management, however, talk therapy is the recommended treatment, along with lifestyle changes where relevant.

What’s the best way to encourage someone to seek help for anger issues?

It’s helpful to express your concern and love for the person while framing therapy as a tool for improving their life. Offering specific examples of how an individual’s behavior affected either themselves or others should be done with compassion and with empathy. It may be useful to devise a game plan—breaking the process down into parts, such as finding a therapist, making appointments, and looking into insurance coverage.