Anger Management Counselling & Therapy

How to get started

Find the right Psychologist

Most of our psychologists work in the Melbourne CBD Clinic, and the rest in different locations across Melbourne. You can find out all about our psychologists – when, where and what issues they work with – on our online booking portal or you can call our reception on 03 96291001.

Personal Matching

We recommend that your first step is a Personal Matching appointment. Research shows that the key to successful outcomes is the relationship between client and psychologist. At Psychology Melbourne, we don't leave that to chance. We offer a personal matching session with one of our trained Matching Psychologists who will expertly choose the right psychologist for you and your issues.

Fees & rebates

Opening hours

Reception is open:
Mon - Thu 8:30 am - 7 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 6 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 1:30 pm
closed public holidays

After hours appointments may also be available.

Find out more about our counselling hours and appointments.

Phone & video counselling

If you are can't get to the clinic, you can use our secure phone and video counselling services. This allows you to get expert, effective psychological help from your home, but also from work or your hotel room when you’re interstate or overseas.

FAQs

See answers to frequently asked questions about our clinics, treatment, EAP, fees and rebates.

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"It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change."

—Charles Darwin

Understand your anger and learn how to manage it

We have all experienced anger, somewhere along a spectrum that ranges from mild irritation to intense rage.

Understanding what triggers feelings of rage and frustration and learning how to channel it appropriately is important to maintain healthy relationships and manage our emotions.

Our experienced psychologists can help you better understand your emotions, what triggers anger and how to deal with it.

Your anger can kill you

While mild anger can sometimes serve a positive purpose – assertively reclaiming your place in that queue for instance – explosive outbursts of rage can cost us our reputation, our job, our relationships ... even our life. Fortunately, there is a treatment.

In man’s primitive past, anger could be a life-saving reaction to physical threats, unleashing the aggressive behaviours which allowed us to defend ourselves from attack. These days you’re not likely to meet a sabre-toothed tiger in the supermarket car park. The fuse is likely to be lit, instead, by being stuck in traffic gridlock, being scapegoated by the boss from hell, or having someone step in front of you in a queue.

A study of thousands of heart attack patients found that those who recalled having flown into a rage during the previous year were more than twice as likely to have had their heart attack within two hours of that episode … and the more extreme the anger, the greater the risk.

Taking charge

Some people justify indiscriminate venting of anger as being preferable to “bottling it up”. In fact, “letting it rip” doesn’t diminish anger. It intensifies it. Almost inevitably it can lead to damaging verbal and physical encounters, anxiety, depression and alcohol or drug abuse. Never expressing anger can be equally unhelpful.

Learning how to manage anger starts with acknowledging its existence and understanding its causes. It allows you to develop a range of options for handling it, including communicating your feelings in a non-threatening manner.

Even people who have a lower tolerance for frustration as a result of genetic influences or an inheritance of family behaviour can learn how to recognise the triggers and change the way they think and react to them.

Strategies to manage anger

How Psychology Melbourne can help

With 18 clinics across Melbourne, our team of experienced psychologists can help you understand your anger, identify problem areas and develop an action plan to change your thought processes and control your anger.

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