Be in control of your emotions

Anger is a natural part of being human. Everyone has experienced the regret of having said or done something rash in the heat of the moment. This regret can become all too commonplace for some people who lose control of their anger regularly.

It takes willpower to admit that you have a problem and ask for help, but if you do so, you will be rewarded by positive change.

What is anger?

Primary anger is a natural response, often to the feeling of being emotionally or physically attacked. It is expressed and then moved past. Primary anger is fitting to the type of situation at hand.

Problematic anger is secondary anger. Secondary anger is anger that is destructive and inappropriately expressed. It is overwhelming and often excessive for the situation at hand. It may seem to be triggered by nothing at all.

Is anger a problem for you?

A normal response of anger is generally fleeting. You may respond angrily to a situation that is annoying or threatening. Perhaps someone pushes in at the grocery store and you feel irritated and complain to your partner later. This anger should be expressed and then moved past. When anger is a problem however, you may feel unable to move on from the feelings of annoyance or unable to express them in appropriate ways. This can result in destructive behaviour that hurts other people and yourself.

BUT you don’t need to continue feeling this way.

Take back power over your life.

Anger Management Counselling in Canberra will see you work with a Life Supports accredited counsellor or psychologist to improve your experiences and expressions of anger. You will learn skills to identify triggering situations and face them with new strategies and confidence.

Anger management counselling in Canberra

Do you find yourself flying off the handle at little things? Anger Management Counselling can help you reverse destructive patterns of behaviour. Canberra Life Supports will pair you with a qualified Canberra counsellor or psychologist that has experience in helping others with similar issues.

Moving forward, you will have the confidence and strategies to cope with your anger.

Intensive Canberra Anger Management Courses

When anger spirals out of control and results in violence you need to do something about it. An intensive 6-12 week Anger Management Course will help you take back control and improve the way you handle your emotions.

A Canberra Life Supports accredited counsellor or psychologist will work with you to find strategies that help you deal with triggering situations. You will explore the reasons behind your anger and learn skills to move forward in a more positive way. Your counsellor will treat you as an individual – understanding your specific triggers and reasons for your problems with anger.

You will be able to reverse your patterns of behaviour and feel secure in the knowledge that you can be in control of the way you feel and act.

Out of control anger is a frightening thing. Do something about it.

Anger management counselling in Canberra takes determination and willpower, but you can change your life.

If you are undertaking Anger Management Counselling for legal reasons the Canberra Life Supports team can provide you with a letter of participation.

Make changes today.

Browse our Canberra based Life Supports network of Counsellors and Psychologists to find a counsellor or psychologist who suits you. If you find someone who you would prefer to work with, let our receptionist know when you call.

Call us on 1300 735 030 to book an initial appointment.

Life Supports counsellors offer confidential anger management counselling services from offices in all major cities including Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, DarwinGold Coast and many other local towns & cities throughout Australia.

Anger Management FAQs

Your initial session with your Life Supports counsellor or psychologist is often used to establish a clear understanding of your personal situation, and formulate an individualised treatment plan.

Together, you and your counsellor will:

  • Identify your habitual anger ‘triggers’ – these may involve certain people, situations, or feelings
  • Determine how your thought patterns affect your behaviour, and show you how adopting new patterns can work to your advantage
  • Identify new ways to manage stressors in your life, including lifestyle adjustments
  • Work towards improving your relationship with yourself and others


Life Supports anger management counsellors and psychologists use evidence-based interventions such as solutions-focused therapy and stress reduction techniques to help our clients address anger management concerns. By far, the most effective evidence-based treatment for anger management is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). Research shows that CBT is an incredibly useful anger management tool. In a recent analysis of multiple CBT trials, 76% of clients reported a medium to long-term improvement in anger management capabilities compared to control groups.

These results show there is real hope for those struggling with anger management. Life Supports anger management counselling can help you reduce your anger levels, and regain control of your emotions and behaviour. Back to top


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