ANGER & AGGRESSION
Anger can be a normal emotional reaction to being treated unfairly. However, when a child is frequently losing control of their anger, there can be serious consequences for the child and also for those around them.
The ability to effectively control negative emotions such as anger is important for healthy functioning within society. It is OK to feel angry, but not OK to act out in anger. Anger is an emotion that should never lead to violence.
Counselling assists children to gain insight into their anger and learn effective strategies to manage and control their anger. Through counselling, children can learn how their thoughts control their behaviour and how to manage them more appropriately thanks to strategies. They will also learn effective ways to express anger without destructive consequences and how to be assertive without being aggressive, an important social skill for all children to learn.
Your RHP expert therapists in this area are: Rebecca Gilmour and Alexandra Augustine.