Counselling Services

Anger Management Action Plan

 
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It may not surprise you to hear that Anger has a bad rap!

One of the functions of Anger is to alert us to situations that are not quite right for us and need our attention. Everyday life issues can trigger our Anger. The car not starting; kids not doing as they’re told; arguing with a loved one; job-hunting, inconsiderate drivers or being hit with an overpayment – any of these events may leave us feeling angry.

But are you surprised to learn that Anger is a completely normal healthy human emotion that we all experience from time to time. It’s quite powerful - and it has a purpose. If you find yourself ‘losing it’ when you become angry it doesn’t necessarily mean you have an anger management problem. If it’s happening regularly there could be an underlying issue that needs to be explored.

Problems arise when we don’t manage ourselves well under the influence of Anger.

The way we choose to act can either help or harm us.The human body is not designed to tolerate Anger indefinitely. Letting anger-related issues go unresolved can lead to serious problems.

  • If you or a loved one is experiencing any of the following now is the time to seek help.

  • A pattern of angry outbursts or erratic behaviour

    Struggling to remain calm in discussions or negotiations

  • Obsessing about things: “I should be doing better.”  ”You should be doing more…”

  • Repeatedly blaming others when it is not their fault

  • Using absolutes: “Everyone hates me.” “You never listen to me.”

  • Frequent substance abuse

  • Becoming violent under the influence of alcohol

  • Difficulty expressing emotions in a calm manner

  • Ignoring requests to speak about Anger

  • Withdrawing from loved ones

Because everyone’s life experiences and reasons for becoming angry may differ, Northern Frontiers offers an individualised Anger Management Action Plan. The programme consists of 8 (eight) weekly sessions with an experienced counsellor. Your needs will be carefully assessed and evaluated for the purpose of developing an Action Plan that may also involve referral to other specialist services.

 
Overview of Sessions
* 8 Week Anger Management Action Plan
* Sessions last for 50 minutes and cost $110 per session. A 10% discount applies when paying
for all 8 sessions prior to commencement of the programme that must be completed within 8 weeks.
SessionTopicsDurationCost
1Needs Assessment and Evaluation (exploration of the cause/s of your Anger)50 mins$110
2
Education around the nature of Anger50 mins$110
3A List of Problems (identified by you with your counsellor)50 mins$110
4Your Goals and Objectives50 mins$110
5An Actions List (things you must do)50 mins$110
6A Record of Progress (recorded by your counsellor)50 mins$110
7Regular Review of your Action Plan (by your counsellor)50 mins$110
8A Maintenance Plan (developed by you and your counsellor)50 mins$110
 

* Sessions last for 50 minutes and cost $110 per session. A 10% discount applies when paying for all 8 sessions prior to commencement of the programme that must be completed within 8 weeks.

To enrol in our Anger Management Action Plan simply contact us, details below:

Out of Hours Appointments: In addition to normal business hours 7.30am - 5.00pm weekdays, we offer weekend appointments on availability - which means there's no need to disrupt your work schedule. Out of hours appointments tend to fill fast so please book early to avoid disappointment. Simply call 1300 90 81 70 or email: reception@northernfrontiers.com.au