Anger & Stress Management Clinic
London Anger & Stress Clinic
BAAM's London Anger and Stress Clinic (LASC)
LASC has been set up by Mike Fisher in October 2008, and is another arm of the BAAM family of Anger and Stress Management services. We offer bespoke and purely One-to-One counselling for angry and stressed individuals across the age and social sphere.
Its purpose is to fill the gap left by most practitioners who are reluctant to concentrate on anger and stress issues. The feeling among counsellors, psychotherapists, psychologists and psychiatrists has been that anger is a ‘secondary’ emotion, a distraction from the ‘real’ issues confronting their clients. Most often, they sidestepped anger because of its perceived volatility, intensity and destructive potential.
Typically, anger was medicated out of existence, denied or punished. One symptom of mismanaged anger stems from suppression. People hold back their anger completely until it builds out of control and explodes, invariably at the wrong time and for the wrong reason. The headlines are full of these events: child abuse, domestic violence, suicide, homicide, mass murder.
Your anger is expensive. It could cost you your job, your friends and your self respect. We at the London Anger and Stress Clinic specialise in helping people deal with emotional issues in as little as 12 weeks by using our specialist anger counsellors in individual and group settings.
About The London Anger and Stress Clinic (LASC)
LASC will deal with various aspects of anger and the difficulties it creates. The Clinic¹s process begins with identifying the situations that trigger anger attacks that are out of proportion to the presenting problem. The Clinic gives people permission to have this unpleasant but perfectly normal emotion. Then, the Clinic relieves their frustration by giving them a choice: a more constructive way of getting this painful pressure out of their system.
People on the receiving end of mismanaged anger are also in pain. The Clinic teaches them how to stop behaving in ways that make the situation more hurtful. People keep making the same mistakes because no one ever told them what their other options are. They come in to the Clinic feeling discouraged and unable to cope. After people meet with us about managing their anger, they leave with many new choices and new tools. They can¹t wait to try them out on their jobs or at home with their spouses, their parents, or their children. They come back with reports of their successes and they want to know more, so we tell them. The more successes they have, the better their relationships become, and the better they feel about themselves.
Using the Aggression Prevention Training (APT) system of counselling, we replace years of self-doubt with self-respect, discouragement with encouragement, fear with courage, negative control with the positive, and insecurity with security within oneself. It does not take twelve years on a couch. We do not have that kind of time and neither do you!
Empower yourself with the Clinic’s techniques. We teach people how to use an angry situation to strengthen our most important and most overlooked relationship, i.e. our relationship with ourselves. We learn to stop being afraid of our anger and to start seeing negative situations as opportunities to do something productive and constructive for both ourselves and our loved ones.
Our three-prong approach to treating anger issues at the Clinic are:
LASC’S individual counselling is inappropriate in a group of strangers; it is personal and needs to be conducted via One-on-One sittings. We teach 8 key rules also known as the ‘Golden Rules for managing Anger and Stress’ and by integrating them into your life will make the world of difference to you and those around you. We also use several anger, stress and shame evaluation procedures pre-and post the counselling process to help and verify a change in the level of anger, stress and shame management.
Step 1: ASSESSMENT
If a client needs psychotropic medication, the clinic makes a referral to a psychiatric practice. Likewise, if a client has medical problems, the clinic makes a referral to a medical facility of the client's choice or convenience.
During this initial process, we complete anger and stress questionnaires and, in many cases, one including shame.
The primary reason we carry out assessments is to find out why the person is coming to the Clinic. What issues of anger are the clients bringing and what do the clients hope to accomplish while they are in treatment? We ask about their history of anger. It also gives the staff a chance to explain the Clinic's services and our theory of how better anger management skills benefits everyone.
Step 2: THE COUNSELLING PROCESS
We will also provide full reports and documentation to fulfil rulings by The Courts, Social Services, Probation Services or any other local governmental department that mandated the person to treatment.
Mike Fisher will then allocate your counsellor after assessing the client’s needs and the counsellor’s specialist field. For background biographies of our counsellors, follow this link:
Costs: NB all prices are inclusive of VAT
Payment needs to be made in advance of your appointment, by cheque or over
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We look forward to welcoming you
The British Association of Anger Management (BAAM) was founded by Mike Fisher more than 12 years ago has had consistent success helping people from all walks of life address their anger and stress issues.