Issues: • Anger • Violence • Bullying • Abuse • Passive Aggression • Manipulation • Control • Road Rage • Assault • Common Assault • Domestic Violence •
- Wellingborough Anger Management Therapy is provided by Full Time professional dedicated Counsellors and Psychotherapists
- Full time counsellors offering appointments to suit you
- Rates: £40 per hour (concessions available)
- Male and Female Anger Management therapists to choose from
- Long term sustainable results provided by fully trained counsellors and psychotherapists in Wellingborough
- Anger Management Tailored to meet your individual history, needs and circumstances
- No gimmicks, ‘fixes’, ‘tools’ or ‘rip-offs’
- We resolve symptoms, behaviours and causation
- Wellingborough Anger Management is useful for Court and Family Courts alike.
- We also provide in-depth assessments for court.
- Improve your life, communication and relational skills
- Improve relationships with family, friends and work
- Improve career prospects
- Improve customer relations.
- Improve your life and relationships and take advantage of its its opportunities
Wellingborough Anger Management counselling and therapy is provided by real professionals and offers you an opportunity to change your life and your family's life forever. Your relational health deserves only the best from Full Time professionals and TonicTalk Anger Management in Wellingborough are here to provide that help.
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• Wellingborough • Rushden • Irthlingborough • Higham Ferrers • Irchester • Wollaston • Finedon • Kettering •
Tel: 01933 395 497 (Private office line with answer machine)
Mob: 0742 714 4234
Tel: 01933 358 739 (Private office line with answer machine)
Mob: 0783 778 4663
Tel: 01933 395 497 (Private office line with answer machine)
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This section contains pages pertaining to each of our therapists. We hope that this will allow you to get to know our therapists a little better and help you choose who you would like to work with.
Carlos is a full time Psychotherapist and Counsellor working in the Wellingborough area offering Anger Management therapy to help people resolve Family, Relational, Work and Social communication and behavioural issues. His work is very effective and he has had great success in helping people change their lives. His work is also acceptable to courts and especially in family courts. Anger and aggression issues are not restricted to one gender and Carlos has a huge amount of experience helping both men and women. Carlos is willing and able to work with any individual or couple and their presenting issues and is a fully qualified and indemnified member of the BACP (MBACP).
Read Carlos’ profile.
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Suzanne is also an Anger Management and communication specialist. She is committed to providing the highest quality of Anger Management therapy to the residence of Wellingborough and the surrounding villages. As a full-time therapist she has the experience and training to meet your needs and can offer you an appointment at a time to suite you. She perfectly able to work with both men and women to help them improve their lives and achieve their goals. Suzanne has an MA in Psychotherapy and Healing Practice (Middlesex).
Read Suzanne’s profile.
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Wellingborough Anger Management has two consultation rooms, conveniently placed to provide good access to the Anger Management services you need:
This our closest consultation room to Wellingborough is a welcoming and comfortably furnished room with plenty of parking and easy access from the A6 and A45.
Its catchment area includes Rushden, Corby, Kettering, Wellingborough, Wollaston, Irthlingborough, Finedon, Thrapston, St. Neots, Pavenham, Sharnbrook, Billing, Earls Barton, Cogenhoe, Great Doddington, Northampton, and Bedford. All are within 15 miles travel. See Contact Us for more details.
Our Newport Pagnell room is a little further from Wellingborough but may be suites to someone who works outside the area.
Its catchment area includes Milton Keynes, Olney, Emberton, Kempston, Stony Stratford, Bletchley, Bedford and other surrounding towns and villages.
See Contact Us for more details.
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Anger, Aggression and Violence are common issues within Western society and as the demands of modern living increase so do many of the underlying causes: Stress, Frustration, Resentment, Anxiety, Low self esteem, Insecurity and loss of significance, worth or role. Society’s general attitude towards the issue is also confused and only serves to compound the problems. While naturally, society is seen to condemn violent behaviour; angry and aggressive behaviour is often applauded for some in the public eye while deplored for the rest of society. Also, ‘knee jerk’ reactive punishment, blaming and shaming of the individual, fails to offer the help and understanding need to overcome issues and reduce proliferation and also discourages individuals from seeking such help. Shame, guilt and fear of reprisals or retaliation often forces individuals to deny and suppress normal and natural feelings of frustration, resentment, anxiety, anger and aggression thus substituting passive-aggression or episodic outbursts for healthy expression and dialogue. This can often be seen in children, who are taught that all forms of angry, aggressive and violent behaviour are ‘bad’ and are to be avoided. We fail to teach our children how to express their feelings appropriately; that Anger and Aggression are normal and natural responses; how and when to be angry or what is an appropriate response. They are untrained and inexperienced is dealing with their feelings and their need to express their feelings and frustration are denied or suppressed. It is therefore to be expected that this carries on into adult life.
While many will deny it, most people suffer from frustration and resentment and have angry or aggressive thoughts or behaviours and do not know what to do to resolve their issues. Fortunately, help is at hand and more and more people are seeking help with their issues through ‘Anger Management’.
While Anger Management continues to be the common term used to describe interventions designed to help others deal with their Anger and Aggression, it has been replaced and superseded by ‘Anger Therapy’. It has long been recognised that old style Anger Management was insufficient in achieving long term sustainable results. While in the short term, Anger Management achieved reasonable results, it is generally focussed upon symptoms and failed to resolve underlying causation. And thus, in the long term, symptoms return and sometimes with renewed vigour and destructive force. Also, Anger Management training offers ‘tools’ to help individuals cope with their issues. However, it is now known that many of the tools offered create more problems than they resolve. The use of ‘tools’ to overcome or mask symptoms inevitably cannot offer longevity or sustainability and the failure of many tools results in the worsening of problems and engenders feelings of failure, deficiency, hopelessness and self-deprecation, (punishing oneself and thinking ill of oneself), which further adds to one’s issues.
For example; tools like Displacement, Distraction and ‘walking away’ were and still seem to be, heavily promoted, however, they are known to either not work or be so impractical in application that they do more damage that good.
“Displacement Therapy” is based on a popular misconception amongst ‘lay people’ and some therapists and trainers which encourages the use of objects as ‘punch-bags’ for the expression of anger and aggression. It was though that to encourage the ‘healthy’ expression of built up frustration and aggression would alleviate the pressure on the individual and allow them to maintain a calmer and better adjusted state. However, this type of ‘therapy’ is has long been discredited as it fails to address the underlying causation and in fact ‘normalises’ violence. Expressing anger and aggression towards ‘punch-bags’, while ‘imagining’ striking a person or thinking about a person, is, to the mind, is no different from striking that person for ‘real’. The mind does not differentiate between what is ‘real’ and what is imagined. This type of activity overcomes an individual’s inhibitions concerning harming others and it becomes easier to do so each time one engages in it. And thus in situations where there are no punch bags and the individual feels the need, they will lash out.
Other ‘tools’ which encourage the individual to attempt to ‘Distract’ themselves from their Aggressive thoughts or ‘Walk Away’ from a volatile situation are quite simply ridiculous, impractical, cannot be relied upon and promote feelings of failure and helplessness. Avoiding an issue only pushed the issue outside of the individual’s sphere of influence and thus allows it to work unhindered. Not only that, have you ever tried to not think about something or replace it with something else while you are in the middle of it? It is a ridiculous notion. And as for “walking away”, our issues are based on our perceptions which we carry within our minds; one cannot walk away from one’s mind. Alternatively, if it is a volatile situation involving others, more often than not the others involved will either prevent the individual from escaping or pursue them. Also, turning your back on others and walking away is risky and denies the others a right to speak and thus is ‘passive-Aggressive’ in itself and may result in more violence.
Also, as is often the case, Anger Management’ trainers are not fully qualified and indemnified Counsellors or Psychotherapists. They are often individuals who see ‘Anger Management’ as a lucrative opportunity to make money and attend minimum training in order to enable them to facilitate their ‘client work’. However, they are ill qualified and untrained in dealing with the very real and often complex personal issues that lie at the centre of their client’s problems. What they actually offer to clients is a ‘sticking plaster’ in the form of a cognitive or behavioural ‘fix’ that has no depth or longevity in its application which becomes ‘unstuck’ under the pressure and strain of deeper issues.
In light or the above, and the moral and ethical need to offer clients help and support that provides for realistic long term sustainable results; regardless of their popularity and the obvious easy financial gains that such formulaic training offer, the therapists at TonicTalk do not offer nor engage in such bogus practices. Nor do we teach people not to be angry, or do we have any interest in judging an individual and their behaviour as ‘good’ or ‘bad’. Anything that advocates avoiding one’s anger or judging it is counterproductive and encourages denial and psychological defences and repression.
Anger is a normal necessary psychological and physiological response to certain psychological processes and therefore we encourage a healthy, open and honest dialogue in which the individual can speak freely and openly without fear of rejection, judgement or retaliation. We facilitate a true exploration and resolution of the causation behind Anger and Aggression. We help, support and encourage individuals to discover why they are angry, how to engage with and process their issues and how to change their way of being. Our approach is proven and fully supported and while we may see fit to offer some appropriate and effective short term psychotherapeutic interventions, they are purely offered so as to help facilitate a longer term resolution.
Anger Management is somewhat of a misnomer for what we offer as our Anger Management is more properly called Anger Therapy and is offered to you and practiced by fully trained Psychotherapists and Counsellors who have completed years of training and personal development. Anger Therapy is an in depth intervention based on proven Psychotherapeutic Techniques that offer long term sustainable results. As a Psychotherapeutic and Counselling practice TonicTalk is also able to offer help to both those that have suffered at the hands of Aggressive, Angry, Bullying or Violent individuals as well as those who wish to overcome their own Angry, Aggressive or Violent behaviour.
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