What is Child Anger Management Counselling?
Everyone gets angry sometimes – it’s part of being human. It isn’t always a bad emotion; in fact it can sometimes be useful, to protect us or help to explain to others what we are feeling. However, anger can become a problem when it hurts you or someone around you.
Our counsellors work with children and young people between the ages of 5 to 19. Dependent upon the age of the young person the counsellor will utilise a range of skills to help them develop a greater awareness into how to manage their emotions in a calmer and more appropriate way.
Through working in schools and local settings we hope to support the educational attainment for children and young people by dealing with their anger management and keeping them within a learning environment.
Counselling has helped, before I was mad all the time, now it’s another step into life. I understand why I was angry and where it came from. It’s like a new journey.
Counselling has helped a lot. It is nice to have someone who understands what I am going through and does not judge. It has helped me like myself.
Everybody is capable of experiencing anger in response to everyday events and situations. However, when anger is having an impact upon relationships, experiences and opportunities, it may be appropriate to refer the young person for counselling to help them understand their anger and develop ways of coping which are right for them
Family Welfare is able to provide child anger counselling for anyone who is:
- A resident of the Wigan Borough
- Aged between 5-19
All names and key details have been changed, to protect the client’s right to confidentiality.
Photographs shown are also not representative of the actual person.
John was referred for child anger counselling by a Startwell Worker. John’s behaviour at home and school (primary) had deteriorated due to his anger and he was now only allowed on the playground for a restricted period. John’s anger at school meant that he would become both verbally and physically abusive towards other children. In the short term this was having a negative impact upon friendships and relationships and in the longer term this was placing John’s place at his school at risk.
How our Child anger counsellor helped
Trust had become a major issue for John – once he felt that he could trust his counsellor he was able to talk about a range of issues that had affected him. The counsellor had developed innovative ways to enable John to talk about his home and school experiences – this in turn enabled the counsellor to help John to recognise how his anger could be seen differently. Over time John has been able to recognise how to deal with difficult situations in a less confrontational manner. John is now unrestricted at playtime at school, his place at school is secured and all other agencies involved with John have managed to withdraw their support as it is no longer required.