Anger is a completely normal, usually healthy, human emotion. But when it gets out of control and turns destructive, it can lead to problems.
Matt Hewitt, interpersonal psychotherapist and senior counsellor at Derwent Rural Counselling Service, looks at how understanding anger can help you function more effectively.
“The sombre fact is that we are the cruellest and most ruthless species that has ever walked the earth” – these are the thoughts of English Psychiatrist, Psychoanalyst and author Anthony Storr.
“Many believe that anger is a bad thing. Of course the results of anger can be disastrous, but without the emotion of anger it is unlikely that the human species would have survived as long as it has.
“Anger is a completely normal, usually healthy, human emotion. But when it gets out of control and turns destructive, it can lead to problems—problems at work, in your personal relationships, and in the overall quality of your life.
“It is important to try move from anger to assertiveness. And this is totally possible.
“At Derwent Rural Counselling Service we will be running an anger management group. This will run for a total of six weeks.
“The main aims of this group are to understand your anger, move from anger to assertiveness and learn lots of helpful techniques that will enable you to manage your anger and function in society more effectively.
“This group will be facilitated by a BACP accredited psychotherapist.”
If you are interested in joining this group please contact Derwent Rural Counselling Service for an assessment on 01629 812710 or apply through our website.