Pamela Rubin, CCC, MEd, RCT-C
Canadian Certified Counselor
114 Ochterloney, Dartmouth, NS
Anger has an important message: we are hurting. I help clients learn what's needed to feel healthy and whole without relying on anger. Anger responses can feel very deep rooted but brain science tells us that these responses can be changed - don't despair! If you are motivated to learn new ways of relating to yourself and others, you can! I assist clients to value the messages underneath the anger, and to increase self-compassion and gentle connections with others. I bring you a choice of evidence-based options for peace, safety and growth. I support you toward building new positive ways of expression and making social connections.
Nick Zwaagstra, MC:AT, RCAT, CCC, RCT
Registered Counselling Therapist / Registered Art Therapist
3621 Dutch Village Road, Halifax, NS
I have broad & particular experience with mental health issues with adults and with children. I have also taken intensive life skills coach training – relevant to group work, rehabilitation, attending to feelings such as anger, handling stress, and so on – that is also fitting with core issues and basic needs. I think that anger is a problem when inappropriately expressed but it often reflects unmet needs. I am influenced by reality therapy and believe that people are responsible for their actions. Yet validation & acknowledgement are also important. I integrate art therapy, in particular, because symbolic language allows safe expression of feelings & promotes resilience & new ways to cope.
Kelly Copeland, CCC, RCT-C, CTRS
Canadian Certified Counselor, Registered Counselling Therapist-Candidate
Lifemark Sport and Health Centre - Canada Games Centre - 26 Thomas Raddall Drive, Suite 182, Halifax, NS
Anger is a powerful emotion that we all struggle to manage at different times in our lives. If your anger is hurting you or your loved ones and you are ready to begin a new path you will benefit from: - Learning new skills to cope with strong feelings in a healthier way - Define and understand your anger style, its impact on you and others - Strategies to manage and redirect your anger - Develop an ability to reinterpret events that typically cause you to experience anger - Learn to practice relaxation techniques to de-escalate your anger - Learn to replace aggressive communication styles with more assertive and empathetic responses.
Mike Buckley, PhD Psych, MA Coun, RCT, CCC.
Registered Counselling Therapist (RCT)
36 Brookshire Court - Suite 200 Brookshire Centre, Bedford, NS
Some people need to learn skills to learn to manage their anger. They need to learn how to delay gratification, how to distract themselves from angry thoughts, remove themselves from situations that are triggering them, etc. However, with over 30 years experience as a therapist I have found that often the problem is not so much managing the anger as answering questions like "Why am I so angry?" or "What about this situation is triggering my anger?" Talk therapy is ideally suited to looking into these questions (as well as teaching coping skills to handle the anger). If you have been told you have anger problems or are worried you might have anger problems consider calling for an assessment
Henry Sharam, Rev., B.A., B.D., S.T.M., S.T.M.
Cetified Canadian Counseller
63 Nappan Drive, Halifax, NS
Rage is extremely seductive. It makes us feel right when it is most inappropriate. While anger, like sadness or happiness, is a natural emotion, it does not give us a license to hurt people. Many people deny or are quite unaware of their anger, but when it grows into rage it can lead to problems at work and at home. Anger turned outward can leads to emotional outbursts and conflict, while turned inward it tends to lead to depression. Jungian psychotherapeutic counselling helps us to understand the roots of your anger, to help you to develop more self-understanding and make better choices. I do anger management counselling locally in Halifax, Nova Scotia and also by e-counselling.