Anger is a strong emotion that can sometimes feel very threatening or difficult to control – within ourselves or when we experience it in others. Whilst it is healthy to be able to feel angry – as it is telling us something important about how we are being treated or what is going on around us – sometimes we can lose the ability to manage our anger properly. Other times we use it as a way to express other feelings such as hurt or pain. Or we may have grown up in a family where anger was either “not allowed”, or where there was a lot of anger, and therefore fear.
DEALING WITH ANGER
Although it is healthy to express our anger, it can become a negative experience for us, and others, when it is used inappropriately. Flying into a rage over small issues, or using it to get our own way, is not helpful or healthy. It can result in a fearful and tense atmosphere in our home, our workplace and even in social situations.
If we don’t deal with anger issues properly, it can affect our health, our career, and our relationships with family and friends. Unresolved anger can result in serious health problems such as stroke, heart attack, high blood pressure and high levels of stress.
If we do not understand our anger and how it is impacting on us and others, we can end up experiencing anything from road rage to divorce or even death.
HOW CAN WE HELP?
If you feel that your anger is out of control, if it is having an impact on your relationships and on other important areas of your life, our experienced counsellors can work with you to support you in learning how to handle anger better. It is impossible to control situations that might provoke anger, but you CAN manage your attitude towards them.
If you are experiencing outbursts of anger or suffer from uncontrollable anger, Sandyford Wellness Centre can help you regain control of your emotions and improve your communication with others, as well as helping you learn to cope positively with negative or difficult situations and feelings.
BA (Hons) Psych, MAPCP
Chartered MCIPD, QMIGC, GMPSI
Fionnuala Darcy holds an Honours Degree in Psychology from Trinity College and a Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy, and also lectures in Counselling & Psychotherapy at Degree Level.Fionnuala is currently working towards an Advanced Diploma in Eating Disorders which is accredited by the BPS (British Psychological Society).
Having spent a number of years working with clients who came from behaviourally challenged backgrounds Fionnuala has a breadth of experience in dealing with a wide range of problems including anger management, anxiety, depression, panic attacks, grief and loss. Fionnualas special area of interest is eating disorders and she has experience working with clients who are affected by bulimia, obesity and binge eating.Drawing on her training and experience Fionnuala works best with clients using an integrative approach which includes CBT and mindfulness.
To make an appointment with Fionnuala call 086 6064111, or email us via our Contact Form.
Your first session establishes the exact nature of your problem and explains the process and commitments. If you need help other than anger management counselling we will refer you to an appropriate agency/counsellor either within or associated with our centre.