Don’t let anger ruin your life

Anger is a natural human response to certain circumstances. Most Melburnians would be able to recall a time they did or said something they would later regret because they were angry. However, anger becomes problematic when it isn’t fleeting or appropriately expressed. Problems controlling anger can be fixed, however it takes strength and determination for a person to ask for help.

What is anger?

Anger is a natural emotion. It can be used to defend ourselves from an emotional or physical attack. This anger can be released appropriately and healthily. Primary anger is the anger that is a direct response to an event and passes after acknowledgment and release.

The problem with anger management arises from secondary anger. Secondary anger may be indirect or inappropriate for the situation at hand. A person who feels secondary anger may feel angry all the time, or for no reason.

When is anger a problem?

Anger is a problem when it cannot be controlled. This may mean that the person continues to be angry for long periods of time after a trigger and cannot release or adequately acknowledge this anger. Another type of problematic anger is anger that is released in a destructive way. People who cannot control their feelings of anger may emotionally or physically harm those around them.

Anger management gives you strategies for moving forward

A Melbourne Life Supports accredited counsellor or psychologist can help you with anger management strategies. Going to sessions with a Melbourne counsellor can help you discuss what it is that sets off your anger and makes you fly off the handle. You can work together to find strategies that empower you to control your anger and maintain your cool in any situation.

Melbourne anger management counselling

Are you often angry for no real reason? Do little things set you off? Melbourne Anger management counselling can break the patterns set in place that have you experiencing uncontrollable anger. Melbourne Life Supports anger management counsellors are fully accredited and have experience in counselling others with similar problems.

Melbourne anger management courses

When anger has become a serious problem in your life, the most appropriate course of action may be seeking an intensive Melbourne Anger management course. For 6-12 weeks a Melbourne Life Supports accredited counsellor or psychologist can help you to learn  new ways to manage your anger and difficult situations.

Each session will focus on you as an individual and the specific triggers that set off your anger. Your counsellor or psychologist will help you develop strategies that work for you in controlling your anger. This is not about simply ignoring the way you feel, but instead learning ways to manage and release those feelings.

Being out of control is scary – get back control

Taking back control isn’t easy, but it is possible. The effects of not doing so can be disastrous. Taking these steps to manage your anger and take positive steps forward is key.

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Take back control over the way you feel and act

We have a large network of Melbourne Life Supports counsellors and psychologists for you to browse. If you find a preferred counsellor, please let our intake team know and we will do our utmost to fulfil your request.

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, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Canberra, 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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