Anger problems treatment at Nightingale Hospital

Everyone feels angry at times, ranging from minor irritation to rage. It is a natural response to feeling criticised, hurt or violated. However, if anger is suppressed or uncontrolled it can turn inwards to destructive or violent behaviour and have very negative effects on your mental health. Anger problems can be understood and treated using a variety of approaches.

Nightingale Hospital delivers a bespoke treatment programme

Nightingale Hospital is a private mental health hospital in central London. We provide individual, tailor-made and flexible treatment programmes based on current clinical evidence. Treatment programmes range from group therapy, individual therapy and family therapy options, and include clearly defined goals and can be customised to ensure that they best suit the patient’s personal needs.

We have a range of leading experts specialised in treating anger problems. This ensures that each patient is suitably matched with a therapist or consultant to address their individual needs and requirements. We aim to empower patients with various techniques they can put into practice in their everyday life.

Treatment options for anger management at Nightingale Hospital

Counselling therapies for anger management

Counselling therapies are available at Nightingale Hospital to help explore, understand and manage your anger positively. You will be referred by your consultant psychiatrist and may attend as an inpatient (residential treatment), day patient or outpatient.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for anger management

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, known as CBT, can aid learn more constructive emotional and behavioural responses.

Symptoms of anger problems

Individuals with anger problems may experience physical and emotional symptoms.

Emotional effects

Emotionally anger management difficulties might cause:

  • Depression or low self-esteem
  • Substance abuse (alcohol or drugs)
  • Compulsions (eating disorders, excessive dieting or eating, behavioural disorders)
  • Bullying
  • Lack of concentration and focus
  • Relationship problems

Physical effects

Physically anger management difficulties might cause:

  • Digestive complications (heartburn, ulcers, colitis, gastritis or irritable bowel syndrome)
  • Stress
  • High blood pressure
  • Accidents and physical injury (due to impulsive and irrational behaviours)
  • Headaches and migraines

Helping those with anger problems

Examine your behaviour patterns

Get to know your own pattern of behaviour and history around anger. What was your family like when you were growing up? Who got angry, and what happened when they did? If no-one was openly angry, what happened to resentments and differences of opinion or of needs?

Acknowledge past hurts

It’s important to acknowledge angry feelings leftover from the past, especially your childhood. Nothing can change what happened to you, but your attitude to it can change. Painful experiences may include being neglected by your parents, bitter rivalry with a brother or sister, or the death of someone close.


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