Anger Management Counselling is a service where clients are offered strategies and techniques to manage excessive anger and make better life choices. We also offer a compressed version of the Anger Management Program, the details for which can be found on the home page under "Anger Workshop". Most of this counselling service is done on a one-on-one basis.
Overall, it can make a person's life happier because much unhappiness and difficulties in relationships are caused by an inability to manage excessive anger. Anger management means to direct the energy of anger into productive and prosocial activities; it is not the same as anger control; See FAQ section
The Anger Management Program consists of eight to ten (8-10) individual counselling sessions designed to help clients recognize the roots of their anger, develop awareness of the negative effects of excessive anger and learn anger mastery. During these sessions the client will explore what are some main triggers of excessive anger, and how excessive anger can be very damaging to his/her relationships and other topics related to managing one’s anger effectively. Each session is approximately 45 minutes to about 1 hour in length and the duration of the program is usually between 1 to 2 months. Some sessions may also be completed over the telephone (telephone counselling), and using the internet (e-mail correspondence). The program can also be completed within a shorter period of time. It meets the requirements of the Ontario Court System.
Although this program is called Anger Management, the approach taken is more general covering life skills management.
- Identification and acknowledgment of excessive anger as an issue
- Acceptance of excessive anger as an issue
- Strategies for dealing with anger in a constructive way
- Techniques for dealing with anger in a constructive way
- Methods of defusing confrontational situations with others
- Methods of preventing such situations from escalating
- Learning techniques for non-violent communication
- Taking responsibility for one’s behavior
The following topics are usually covered in the eight to ten (8-10) counselling sessions, duration of each- 45 minutes to 1-hour, of the Anger Management Program:
Frequently Asked Questions
What is meant by counselling?
What is Anger Management Counselling?
What are the fees?
The fees for the regular program are generally $110 per session plus HST. In special circumstances a lower fee may be negotiated during the initial session. For clients who do not need to complete the entire counselling program, single session therapy (SST) is available. The cost is $125 per session and more sessions can be arranged as needed.
Is counselling individual or group based?
Will I be expected to complete tests?
How long is the Anger Management Program?
The Anger Management Program usually involves a client attending 8 to10, individual sessions. The duration of each session is usually 45 minutes to 1 hour.
A client may complete the program within 1 to 2 months depending on his/her availability; however, it may be completed within a shorter period of time. There are homework assignments to be completed based on each topic covered in the program.