Anger management counselling and psychotherapy in Hebden Bridge

“Inappropriate anger is an unhelpful response to frustrations, affronts to your dignity, and breaches of social rules by others.  People who respond with inappropriate and excessive anger typically get less of what they want in life, and they damage their physical and mental health in the process.  (Of course, people who cannot access any of their appropriate and assertive anger turn into doormats for aggressive others!) Learn how to manage your anger, and how to get more of what you want from life, using more skilful strategies for success.”

Dr Jim Byrne

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Anger management counselling, coaching, psychotherapy in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, HX7 8HJ

By Dr Jim Byrne

Updated on 21st January 2020

Hello, My name is Jim Byrne, and I am a doctor of counselling, in my twenty-second year of private practice in Hebden Bridge.

This work will involve helping you to change some of your attitudes towards frustration, insult and lack of cooperation.

It will also involve reviewing various aspects of your lifestyle, because the state of your body affects your mental states: and therefore, what you eat, and how much exercise and sleep you get, have to be managed.

My service involves three elements, as follows:

  1. Before we meet, I will ask you to complete at least two assessment questionnaires, so I can find out what may be driving your angry urges.
  2. Then we will meet for 45 minutes to discuss the specifics of your anger problem, as you understand them and experience them.
  3. And finally, I will reflect upon our meeting, plus the insights I’ve gained from your questionnaire results. Then I will write a report for you, which will include a handful of key insights and action items which will help to move you forward into a more assertive and less inappropriately aggressive future.

To book your session, you can pay straight away at PayPal, and I will contact you when PayPal confirm receipt of your fee.

Dr Jim’s Anger Management Counselling Service, in Hebden Bridge

This program consists of three elements. Firstly, you will complete a couple of assessment questionnaires. Then you will have a face-to-face meeting with Dr Jim in Hebden Bridge; where you will discuss your anger issues. Finally, after the session Jim will write a report, focusing on the most important insights, and the most helpful personal changes, which will take you forward into a better future in control of your anger.

£150.00

Or you can pay in cash at the end of the session; or, if you bring an iPhone with you, you can pay by internet banking or via PayPal.  (If you want to pay electronically, and will not have an iPhone with you, then you must pay in advance).

If you need to return to see me for additional sessions, then the fee will be reduced to £100.00 per 45 minute session.

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Email: Dr Jim Byrne***

Telephone: 01422 843 629

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We can meet in Hebden Bridge, at 27 Wood End, Keighley Road, HX7 8HJ – (which, according to Google Maps can be found under the erroneous address of 27 Keighley Road, HX7 8HJ).

Or you can consult me long-distance, for a lower fee, via email, telephone or Skype.***

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Directions to Wood End…Jim Byrne and Renata Taylor-Byrne

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Or get my new book on anger management:

Anger, resentment and forgiveness:

How to get your inappropriate anger under reasonable control

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By Dr Jim Byrne

This book is based on twenty years experience by the author in providing anger management counselling and coaching to hundreds of individuals.

It includes a unique chapter on the processes required to achieve forgiveness, and a rationale for doing so.

If you study this book, you will learn how to control your anger, and to use it appropriately.

Learn more

Paperback only at the moment

Price: £14.75 from Amazon.

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In one of my earlier video clips, I talk about some research that I did on the subject of anger from various perspectives, including the Buddhist and Stoic perspectives, in preparation for the writing of a book on anger.  This is what I said at that time (some of which needs to be updated today!)

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If you study this book, you will learn how to control your anger, and to use it appropriately.

Learn more

Paperback only at the moment

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Additional Information 

What is anger, and why is it a problem?

Anger-management.JPGAnger is one of the innate responses of a living being to a threat or a startling experience.  It is the aggressive side of the fight or flight response.

When an animal (including a human animal) is threatened, it tends to respond by fighting, fleeing or freezing.

Anger is the fuel of the fight response; while anxiety is the fuel of the flight response.

In its positive form, anger manifests as controlled self-protectiveness – appropriate to the circumstances – resulting in an assertive or self-defensive response.

Inappropriate anger is the negative form, which manifests in uncontrolled aggression – exceeding the needs of the moment – resulting in an overly-aggressive or other-threatening response.

Inappropriate anger tends to make enemies, unnecessarily, and to fan the flames of small conflicts. Inappropriate anger makes matters worse, and not better!

Anger management strategies allow you to control your anger, so it is appropriate to the circumstances you face, and that it is self-assertive but not threatening to others.

Appropriate, controlled anger is good for us, as it helps us to protect ourselves in the world.  Inappropriate, uncontrolled anger is bad for us, because it gets us into trouble; results in fights, damaged and broken relationships, loss of jobs, demotions, arrests, road accidents, heart disease, damage to arteries, stomach ulcers, and many other negative outcomes.

It makes sense to learn how to control your anger, so you do not over-react to threats, value-conflicts, or insults in your life.  Good anger management skills result in better human relations, at home and in work, and also maintain better physical and mental health.

Dr-Jims-office.jpgAnger management skills can be taught (by me) and learned (by you).

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Many people come to see me with problems of anger, at home and/or at work.  They find that they have a short fuse when they are frustrated by others; or when others cause them to look foolish; or when people behave badly when they should know better.

I have helped hundreds of people to reduce their angry responses to a more reasonable level, by working with them on how to think and feel cooler and calmer when facing difficulties, like insults, threats, or frustrations. And I teach them how to manage their lifestyle better, for a calmer central nervous system.

Others come from families in which anger was modelled for them as a legitimate way to solve conflicts of opinion.  However, they later find that this does not work in the wider world.

You can lose your partner or lover through indulging in inappropriate outbursts of anger.  You can lose your job, or your promotion prospects in work.  You can lose your sense of self-respect.  You can lose your freedom, if you seriously assault another person and fall into the hands of the police and the prison authorities.

And you can even lose your life, if you go angrily chasing other drivers on the motorway and cause a traffic pile-up; or you pick a fight with the wrong person, who retaliates violently.

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Couple-conflict3.jpgI can teach you how to avoid the aggressive and passive-aggressive forms of anger, and to only use the assertive form.  This work will involve shrinking certain of your ‘ego states’, or ‘mind states’, and growing the most helpful ego-state, which is called your Adult.  It might also involve changing some aspects of your diet, exercise or sleep habits.

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Call me or email me today to set up your first appointment.

Email: Dr Jim Byrne***

Telephone: 01422 843 629

We can meet in Hebden Bridge.

Or you can consult me long-distance, via email, telephone or Skype.***

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Dr Jim’s Anger Management Counselling Service, in Hebden Bridge

This program consists of three elements. Firstly, you will complete a couple of assessment questionnaires. Then you will have a face-to-face meeting with Dr Jim in Hebden Bridge; where you will discuss your anger issues. Finally, after the session Jim will write a report, focusing on the most important insights, and the most helpful personal changes, which will take you forward into a better future in control of your anger.

£150.00

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For further information about me and my services, please check out the following links:

About Dr Jim Byrne (his education, training, and accreditation)

Accreditation and Ethics (describes my ethical codes of practice and complaints procedures)

Schedule of fees

About the system of counselling and therapy that I use (which is Emotive-Cognitive Embodied Narrative Therapy [E-CENT])

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