It’s normal for us all to feel angry and frustrated from time-to-time. However, excessive and frequent bouts of anger can be destructive affecting relationships, friendships, careers and your own mental health and wellbeing. You may be struggling with anger management problems if you find that your anger is:
- Triggered very easily
- Difficult to cope with or control
- Harming you or other people
If you’re having trouble controlling your anger and think it’s harming you or other people, it’s important to understand that you’re not alone and that help is available. At our Priory Wellbeing Centres in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, we can provide expert treatment that’s tailored to you, helping you manage your anger symptoms and to enjoy a more peaceful life.
Get help to manage anger issues today
At Priory, our expert team of psychiatrists, psychologists and therapists have lots of experience in treating people with anger management issues in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. We know that anger issues are unique to each person, which is why we deliver bespoke treatment, helping you manage your personal emotions and take steps towards recovery.
We can provide a compassionate, supportive and non-judgemental environment, and help you develop the tools you need to manage your anger more effectively.
Outpatient anger management counselling in Dubai and Abu Dhabi
Outpatient treatment for anger issues in Dubai and Abu Dhabi ensures:
- Flexible and convenient consulting hours, which can fit in around your work and other commitments
- Fast access to high quality therapy
- Complete confidentiality and discretion
- Reassurance that you are receiving treatment from highly skilled experts
- Online therapy
We can offer a range of therapy techniques to treat anger management problems in Dubai and Abu Dhabi at our specialist clinics. These may include a combination of the following:
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) – this type of therapy helps you identify unhealthy thought patterns that could be underpinning your anger or making it worse, before giving you the skills to challenge and change these
- Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) – DBT is similar to CBT but has been designed to help people who struggle with very intense emotions. It helps you tackle the dysfunctional thought processes that are contributing to your anger, and teach you new and healthier ways to regulate your emotions
- 1:1 therapy for anger management issues – 1:1 anger management therapy takes place between you and one of our experts, allowing for a thorough and personalised treatment experience, completely tailored to you
- Group therapy for anger management problems – this therapy takes place with a group of other patients, and encourages you to share your experiences, and receive advice and guidance from people who are going through similar issues to you
- Family therapy for anger management – this therapy takes place with you and your family or loved ones. It helps you to have an honest conversation about your anger management issues, how your angry outbursts are impacting on the people around you, and how you can support each other better moving forward
What are the signs and symptoms of anger management issues?
If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, it may be that you have a problem with anger management and require counselling:
- Reacting quickly and violently to small problems
- Expressing anger in physical ways (e.g. punching or breaking objects)
- Feeling as though you’re unable to control your anger
- Feeling frustrated with your actions
- Finding it difficult to calm down
- Constantly having the same arguments with people
- Making unfounded accusations
Without help, anger management issues can also lead to a number of long-term problems. These may include:
What causes anger management issues?
Everyone can have different triggers for their anger. Some of the most common causes of anger issues can include:
- Being threatened
- Being treated unfairly
- Being humiliated or having your self-esteem or confidence undermined in front of other people
- Personal problems such as stress or financial worries
- Bereavement or other difficult life events
However, whatever the cause of your anger, it’s important that you realise these issues are treatable and you can make a full recovery. The most important step is to get help so you can learn to control and manage your anger, before it gets worse.
If you struggle with anger management problems, you may believe it’s other people or external events that are the problem, as these are the things that make you get angry. However, it’s actually the way you interpret these triggers in your mind and how you respond to them that’s the problem. People with anger issues often have unhealthy thinking patterns, which mean they get angry easily. The negative thinking patterns that could be contributing to your anger include:
- Generalising – this is when you take a negative situation and overgeneralise it, causing you to get angry. For example, you may think that everyone disrespects you all the time after one particular event where you felt disrespected, which is likely to be far from the truth
- Rigid world view – this means that you struggle to deviate from your idea of the way things ‘should’ and 'shouldn’t' be. For example, if you have a rigid world view, you may get angry if someone at work challenged your ideas on a project. Instead, in these situations, it’s important you learn to control your mind and take other options on board
- Jumping to conclusions – this is when you believe you can anticipate the thoughts and feelings of others, which means you may jump to conclusions. For example, you may think that people have intended to upset or ignore you, without hearing their explanations
- Minor irritations – this is when you let small annoyances or frustrations build up over time, which can make you angry and overlook positive things in your life. That’s why it’s important to address minor irritations before they get on top of you
- Blaming others – this is when you always blame others for things that go wrong instead of accepting that you could be at fault. However, learning to take responsibility for your own actions can reduce feelings of anger you have towards other people when things weren’t directly their fault
Where to go for help with anger issues in UAE
Priory have been treating anger issues in the UAE since 2017, at our specialist clinic in Dubai, we have recently opened a second Wellbeing Centre in Abu Dhabi. We now offer expert anger management in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, at the following locations:
Anger Management in Dubai
Priory Wellbeing Centre Dubai
Dubai Healthcare City
Al Razi Building 64
Ground FloorOut Metha Road
Anger issues help in Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates
If you or a loved one are suffering from anger management issues then call the Priory today to find out how they can support you.
For further information call today on: (+971) 4 245 3800 or submit an enquiry form in confidence. We will provide you with details on all our treatments and offer help on how to manage your mental health at a time that suits you.