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Welcome to Scotland's Premier Psychotherapy, Counselling, Anger Management and Holistic Personal Development Coaching Site

'Therapeutic care & Personal Development - The solution to your problems is in you'
Psychotherapy, Counselling, Hypnotherapy, Psychoanalysis,Mindfulness, CBT, NLP, Anger and Stress Management, Life Coaching

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Anger Management Counselling in Edinburgh, Stirling, Glasgow and Falkirk

Anger in itself is a naturally occuring state, and can be considered a natural emotion. It should be noted from the start that "feeling anger" and "acting angry" are two different things.


Sometimes we get the "feeling" of anger. This can be for good reason, or inappropriate. An example of a good reason might be when you are in danger of violence, you can not avoid it and the "fight and flight" response kicks in. This is a natural example of where feeling angry and aggressive might save your life!


The problem with "feeling" angry is it does not always kick in when we want it to. This is because of mis-association between events, people, things, or places and a feeling of unease or danger. Thus we inappropriately respond to something with the "feeling" of danger or anger. There are two main reasons for this:


1. We have learnt a lesson somewhere in life that causes us to associate something with an angry feeling. This might be because of abuse, trauma, unusual circumstances, bereavement, grief or unnatural events. We then associate elements of whatever happened with the feeling of anger. This is the perception process at work, and is thus a Cognitive area for therapy.

2. We are in a physical or mental state that causes inappropriate response. This might be a fever, a manic or depressed state, halucinations, PMT, Low blood sugar, or a high pain level. In this state our cognitive processes are compromised.
Therefore there are times when the "feeling" is there when it should not be, and therefore needs cognitive work to resolve. This is an area that "off the shelf" anger management books, pack and self-help aids virtually ignore, and frankly only qualified therapy can help resolve. 

3. We may have a deeper psychological issue based on relationships, dysfunctional emotional relationships, psychological development, grief, bereavement or other such issues. This is best addressed through psychoanalytical assistance.

The second area is "acting" angry. This is where we have a "feeling" of anger or irritation, and this results in an "action" or "behaviour". This is the area of anger management most commonly talked about since it is the "behaviour" that is displayed to people around you. Most "off the shelf" books and courses deal just with this area. 

When we have felt the"anger feeling", whether for good reason or not, we tend to respond with angry "behaviours" such as aggression or passive aggression. There are actually a variety of display types, from the most obvious violence, to sulking, shouting, being a angry manipulative person who seems like a "victim", and various other variations. These are all outcomes of the behaviour being "angry". 

Between the "feeling" and the "behaviour" are occurances that "trigger" that response. Theses are the people, things, smells, sounds, places, actions, words etc that "trigger" the person into feeling angry. What happens then is the "feeling" is felt, the person goes into a kind of "autopilot" and the "behaviours" result. 

The "autopilot" is a lay mans term for learned response or conditioned response. Over time we learn to respond to certain triggers with certain behaviours. As these become "natural" responses for us, they become unconscious rather than deliberate. Thus we automatically respond that way without thinking about it consciously. While the person continues to automatically respond with "angry behaviours", the problem persists. The most common advice for dealing with this is "to count to ten before responding". It is sensible advice, but most clients need help in making this possible!

Anger management counselling,  coaching and therapy in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Stirling and Falkirk

So what can be done about it?

1. Deal with underlying causes, the reasons why the person has high stress or aggression levels. This can involve counselling, psychotherapy or psychoanalysis. Occasionally hypnotherapy.

2. Deal with the perceptions that cause a person to tend to be angry by "seeing things" a certain way. These are the learnt perceptions, or way you have learned to see / understand things. Psychotherapy, CBT, hypnotherapy and mindfulness are options here.

3. Change responses to triggers. This means unplugging the autopilot! The behaviour can thus be addressed, and freedom of choice returned to the client! Part of this is the client choosing new responses that work for them. Behavioural change methods include hypnotherapy, NLP, CBT and mindfulness.

4. Environmental factors. Addressing any factors, relationships or other things that may have causes the client to get stuck in this mind set initially, or kept them there since. This helps to prevent slippage back into the old patterns. Life coaching and CBT are often key here.

CBT is highly effective in dealing with anger management, especially when combined with hypnotherapy, personal development counselling skills, psychological therapy and other methods. Primarily these should be combined as necessary in a fairly seemless way.


Cognitive therapy helps to resolve perceptual issues. Counselling skills or psychological therapy methods help to look at deeper issues. Hypnotherapy and behavioural therapies help to change responses to triggers and give back freedom of choice. Life coaching helps to resolve environmental factors. NICE recommend CBT as an appropriate psychological therapy for a range of mental health issues.

Stuart is trained in cognitive behavioural analysis (including the CBASP method) allowing for deeper analysis of patterns and history than in general CBT. Analytic methods like situational analysis, significant other analysis, thought stream analysis, perceptual position analysis, desired outcome analysis, applied behavioural analysis and other related methods enable a far more specific analysis of the individual  history and presentation, as well as effective new behaviour and interpretation generation allowing for more adaptive and positive feelings and behaviours.


The most important part of anger management is to ensure that the problem is addressed on all levels, thus preventing reoccurance.



We are complementary health practitioners, not alternative health practitioners. This means that we work WITH the medical profession. If you have an illness or injury, or if you are going to embark on a new diet, fitness plan or if you have any uninvestigated symptoms, you must consult your medical doctor. 

Who provides anger management counselling and life coaching in Edinburgh, Stirling, Glasgow and Falkirk?

Stuart has been a psychotherapist since 1993, and has specialised for some time in the managing of anger and mental health conditions.  As well as being a published author of accredited practitioner training courses, Stuart is a Fellow of the the National Council of Psychotherapists, a full member of the National Association of Counsellors, hypnotherapists and Psychotherapists, a full member of the Institute of Professional Psychologists and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Public Health. He is also a  CNHC regulated hypnotherapist (voluntary regulator and AR scheme). He has multiple professional and vocational diploma qualifications in various therapies as well as a MSc Psychology.  Stuart integrates eastern and western psychology into his practice.

Denise is a NACHP registered counsellor, a SHTC registered complementary therapist and life coach, and a mental health support worker. She has completed multiple vocational accredited awards and diplomas as well as vocational mental health support work training. She is a Fellow of the SHTC.  Denise integrates complementary health methods into her practice. She is also a CNHC registered hypnotherapist (regulator and AR scheme).


Anger management consultancy, counselling and training for other therapists

Stuart has written practitioner training courses in anger management coaching (Level 4 award), life coaching (Level 4 award) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (Level 5 Award). Anger management is a specialism that Stuart has researched, worked on and written training courses about for many years, and he has provided many interviews on live Radio in the UK as an expert on anger issues and anger management. 


Please note that the above awards were ASET accredited until Jan 09. Since Jan 09 they have been dual awards with a diploma from Stonebridge Associated Colleges, and also leading to an award certificate at the appropriate level from NCFE.


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Stress ( AKA anxiety)  costs business millions of pounds in sick days and lost productivity. It costs individuals relationships, health, well-being and quality of life.

Stuart was trained with over 1,000 client hours ( over 200 clients over 3 years) in the treatment of psychosomatic conditions by using: Clinical hypnotherapy, psychoanalysis, stress counselling and coaching in health education and wellbeing. Check out BOTH therapist's qualifications in these areas.

80% of patients in GP waiting rooms are suffering from a stress related illness,otherwise known as a psychosomatic condition.  This is not a fake or pretend condition, it is very real, for example Irritable Bowell syndrome, (NICE recommend therapies including hypnotherapy). Phobias (Anxiety UK recommend hypnotherapy and CBT).  Stress was defined by Professor Cary Cooper (the Association of Stress Management I trained with helped with his research) as when the demands placed on the individual exceed their resources to cope, in other words creating anxiety as a response, or tipping people into depression.  Evidence please refer HERE
How do I arrange for Anger management counselling therapy in Edinburgh, Falkirk or Glasgow?

In the first instance drop us an email or use the feedback form to contact us. We can then advise whether we feel we can appropriately assist you. We will also send you a free no obligation information pack detailing our service for you to consider.  All enquiries are treated in strict confidence.

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From 2010 psychological therapy will also contain elements of mindfulness and CBT in order to increase client development between sessions.

During 2015 Stuart and Denise carried out extensive continuous professional development specifically in the area of analysis. Stuart completed post qualification competency training in CBASP (cognitive behavioural analysis system of psychotherapy) and both Stuart and Denise trained in clinical application of mindfulness with depression and mental health. Both trainings were provided by NHS employed clinicians and were run at local universities.


Combined with long term ongoing training in mental health and health provision topics through the Open University, and with other specialist training such as PODS training in dissociative disorders, both therapists are committed to practical and applied training for mental health conditions.


Mental health treatment is based around methods recommended in NICE guidelines, and those fully researched as effective such as CBASP. More information on both adherence to NICE guidelines and on underpinning research please visit our other site www.psychoanalysis.center




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Assistance is not just for individuals. Assistance is available for couples, families and those who care for others


We adhere to appropriate National Occupational Standards, carry professional insurance and support statutory regulation of therapists.

 


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