Have power over anger - don’t let it have power over you

Getting angry is absolutely normal and healthy. Any Brisbane resident would be able to recall a time they felt angry and acted out in the heat of the moment. However, anger can become a problem when we find ourselves acting inappropriately in anger all too often.

When someone is overwhelmed by their anger, it takes courage and determination to ask for help and try to change.

What is anger?

Anger is a natural human response to emotional or physical attack. When released appropriately and safely, it can be defensive and healthy. This is known as primary anger.

However secondary anger involves an ongoing and inappropriate level of anger. A person experiencing secondary anger may feel out of control and act destructively.

What are the signs of problematic anger?

A normal experience of anger might be a sense of irritation in Brisbane traffic, or an angry complaint to your friend about an overbearing boss. In these cases you should be able to move past the anger after you have acknowledged it and released it appropriately.

However it is problematic if you are incapable of letting the emotion go. You may notice this as an internal inability, or you may emotionally or physically inflict pain on others around you through your expression of anger.

Anger management counselling can empower you to be in control

Brisbane Anger Management Counselling from a Life Supports counsellor or psychologist will empower you to learn strategies to control and express your anger. You can meet with your Brisbane and surrounds-based counsellor or psychologist to explore your individual reasons for feeling such anger, and identify which situations may trigger your out-of-control response.

You will also work towards gaining back control of your emotions and behaviour by changing negative response patterns.

Seek one-on-one professional help

Finding yourself constantly irritated by your loved ones, annoyed by strangers or experiencing overwhelming anger? Brisbane Anger Management Counselling may be able to help you break the destructive cycle.

Life Supports Brisbane Life Supports counsellors and psychologists are fully accredited and qualified, with the experience in anger management to help you.

Anger management courses in Brisbane

If your anger has spun completely out of your control, you may wish to seek an intensive Brisbane Anger Management Course. For 6-12 weeks you can work with a Brisbane Life Supports accredited counsellor or psychologist to take control over your emotions and move forward positively. These sessions will involve finding and employing strategies that work for you, to help you control your emotions and the way you release them.

The Anger Management Course will deal with you as an individual, looking at your unique triggers and personal reasons for anger and behaviour.

You don't need to continue to feel controlled by your anger

Anger can be scary - for you and those around you - when you don't have it under control. You have the power to channel your emotions differently and live positively instead. If you require a letter of participation for court then we can supply you with this document.

Take back control over the way you feel and act

We have a large network of Brisbane Life Supports Counsellors and Psychologists for you to choose from. If you find a preferred counsellor, let our Life Supports intake consultant 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, Melbourne, 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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