I have extensive knowledge of how different schools of psychotherapy help clients deal with anxiety and anger-related problems. This knowledge comes academic studies, training, first-hand experience and continuing professional development.
I regularly publish articles on anxiety and anger while I support clients find their way to good mental health in my private practice.
If you are suffering from anxiety, you might be affected by one of the following well-known forms of anxiety disorders
- Panic Attacks
- Generalised anxiety disorder (GAD)
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Obsessive thoughts
- Chronic worry
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Body image problems
- Work-related stress
- Social anxiety
What is in common between all these forms of suffering is that there is a deep sense that "something is not right and something is wrong with me". You might worry a lot about the future, think about the worst-case scenario all the time, have intrusive thoughts and feel pressure to perform certain behaviour or to avoid certain things.
Here are some article I have written on anxiety
- Can we really get rid of anxiety?
- Why anxiety is real
- Would you follow an anxiety and stress-reduction diet?
- Anxious self-talk
Anger is not as well studied and understood as anxiety. While anxiety conditions have names like GAD, OCD, etc. the only references to anger are in extreme cases like antisocial behaviour or oppositional defiant disorder, which probably not many people know about.
Anger is an emotion that we all experience in life and, unfortunately, is not easy to express. Anger can become chronic and unhealthy, which is when clients start considering the idea of coming to therapy to make sense of it. Typical scenarios are
- Getting very irritated at small things
- Raising voice in work situations
- Losing sleep
- Losing trust in people
- Hitting (or wanting to hit) parts of one's own body or other objects
- Getting easily into arguments that escalate quickly
The field of CBT has worked mainly on the idea "anger management" to help people contain their anger and express their point of view with assertiveness. In addition to this, there is a need for understanding the causes of one's own anger and all the other emotions that go with it.
Here are some of my articles on anger
Feel free to get in touch if you would like to consult with me about your mental health. I respond to most enquiries within 24 hours.