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We are here to help you and understand the difficulties experienced when asking for help. All enquiries, by telephone, text or email, are treated with respect and considered confidential. Our services are second to none. We treat all our clients with respect and provide the highest quality services.
Individual Anger Management available at £50 per hour appointment.
Ten hour intensive weekend or week course from £400
For more information on Anger Management and Domestic Violence Intervention Fees and conditions of service; please visit our Fees and Terms & Conditions page.
Anger Management General Enquiries:
Tel: 01933 395 497 (Private office line with answer machine)
Tel: 01933 395 497 (Private office line with answer machine)
Mob: 0742 714 4234
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Tel: 01933 358 739 (Private office line with answer machine)
Mob: 0783 778 4663
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All enquiries are answered by fully qualified Anger Management specialists. However, as a very successful and busy practice, a specialist may not be immediately available to answer the telephone. Therefore, please be patient and leave a clear message and we will return your call as soon as possible.
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Anger Management Services:
Our specialists are fully trained and highjy qualified therapists who have been providing Anger Management and Domestic Violence services for over ten years. You will not find better specialists in the three counties area, (Bedfordshire, Northamptonshire and Milton Keynes), or wider afield. Our individual and group services, including one-to-one and group Anger Management appointments and courses, have an extremely high success and satisfaction rate, are highly reccommended, have a great reputation, and can help you change your life. We offer:
• Individual Anger Management
• Individual Intensive Anger Management Courses
• Intensive Group Anger Management
• Individual Domestic Violence Interventions
• Training and Help with Parenting Difficult Children
• Workplace, Professional, & Career Anger Issues
• Additional Internet Access: Skype, Facetime, etc.
We can help you resolve personal, social and relational issues including:
• Anger & Aggression • Violence • Control • Bullying • Abuse • Passive Aggression • Road Rage • Anxiety • Workplace Aggression & Abuse • Aggressive Children • Explosive Anger •
Effective Anger Management
Anger and aggression issues are very common and can potentially damage or destroy your relationships and employment prospects. However, these issues are readily resolvable through a course of effective treatment. TonicTalk Anger Management specialists are skilled amd available to help you overcome these problems and enjoy your life and relationships.
Service Area: • Wellingborough • Higham Ferrers • Rushden • Irthlingborough • Kettering • Billing • Burton Latimer • Irchester • Stanwick • Bozeat • Northampton • Huntingdon • Corby • Northamptonshire • Milton Keynes • Newport Pagnell • Olney • Luton • Bletchley • Dunstable • Flitwick • Buckinghamshire • Clapham • Bedford • Milton Ernest • Kempston • Bromham • Sharnbrook • Bedfordshire • Canterbury • Nationwide and International via Skype and Facetime •
Terms and Conditions
All TonicTalk services are bound by our terms and conditions. In utilising, employing or accepting any service provided by TonicTalk, its employees, partners, associates or representatives, you agree, without reservation, to abide by TonicTalk's terms and conditions. We reserve the right to change our terms and conditions without consultation or notice.
For more information concerning our Terms and Conditions of service; please visit our Service Terms & Conditions page.
Anger Management and Domestic Violence Resolution Fees from £50
TonicTalk professional private practice Anger Management or Domestic Violence appointments and courses are available to males and females regardless of the level of their issues. Our goal is to help Anger Sufferers overcome their issues so that they may enjoy the benefits of happy and fulfilling interpersonal interactions and relationships. Fees are payable in full in advance or at the beginning or end of the appointment. Cash, cheques, and advance direct transfer or Paypal payment are the only acceptable means of payment.
All TonicTalk services are bound by our terms and conditions. In utilising, employing or accepting any service provided by TonicTalk, its employees, partners, associates or representatives, you also, without reservation, agree to abide by and be bound by TonicTalk's terms and conditions. We reserve the right to change our terms and conditions without consultation or notice.
For more information concerning Anger Management and Counselling Fees, and Terms and Conditions of service; please visit our Counselling Service Fees and Terms & Conditions page.
Angry and Aggressive Tendencies
Anger, Aggression and Violence are common issues within Western society and as the demands of modern living increase so do many of the underlying causes: Stress, Frustration, Resentment, Anxiety, Low self esteem, Insecurity and loss of significance, worth or role. Society’s general attitude towards the issue is also confused and only serves to compound the problems. While naturally, society is seen to condemn violent behaviour; angry and aggressive behaviour is often applauded for some in the public eye while deplored for the rest of society. Also, ‘knee jerk’ reactive punishment, blaming and shaming of the individual, fails to offer the help and understanding need to overcome issues and reduce proliferation and also discourages individuals from seeking such help. Shame, guilt and fear of reprisals or retaliation often forces individuals to deny and suppress normal and natural feelings of frustration, resentment, anxiety, anger and aggression thus substituting passive-aggression or episodic outbursts for healthy expression and dialogue. This can often be seen in children, who are taught that all forms of angry, aggressive and violent behaviour are ‘bad’ and are to be avoided. We fail to teach our children how to express their feelings appropriately; that Anger and Aggression are normal and natural responses; how and when to be angry or what is an appropriate response. They are untrained and inexperienced is dealing with their feelings and their need to express their feelings and frustration are denied or suppressed. It is therefore to be expected that this carries on into adult life.
While many will deny it, most people suffer from frustration and resentment and have angry or aggressive thoughts or behaviours and do not know what to do to resolve their issues. Fortunately, help is at hand and more and more people are seeking help with their issues through ‘Anger Management’.
About Anger Management & Domestic Violence Treatments
While Anger Management continues to be the common term used to describe interventions designed to help Anger Sufferers deal with their Anger and Aggression issues, it has been replaced and superseded by ‘Anger Resolution Therapy’. It has long been recognised that old style Anger Management was insufficient in achieving long term sustainable results. While in the short term, Anger Management achieved reasonable results, it is generally focussed upon symptoms and failed to resolve underlying causation. And thus, in the long term, symptoms return and sometimes with renewed vigour and destructive force. Also, Anger Management training offers ‘tools’ to help individuals cope with their issues. However, it is now known that many of the tools offered create more problems than they resolve. The use of ‘tools’ to overcome or mask symptoms inevitably cannot offer longevity or sustainability and the failure of many tools results in the worsening of problems and engenders feelings of failure, deficiency, hopelessness and self-deprecation, (punishing oneself and thinking ill of oneself), which further adds to one’s issues.
For example; tools like Displacement, Distraction and ‘walking away’ were and still seem to be, heavily promoted, however, they are known to either not work or be so impractical in application that they do more damage that good.
“Displacement Therapy” is based on a popular misconception amongst ‘lay people’ and some therapists and trainers which encourages the use of objects as ‘punch-bags’ for the expression of anger and aggression. It was though that to encourage the ‘healthy’ expression of built up frustration and aggression would alleviate the pressure on the individual and allow them to maintain a calmer and better adjusted state. However, this type of ‘therapy’ is has long been discredited as it fails to address the underlying causation and in fact ‘normalises’ violence. Expressing anger and aggression towards ‘punch-bags’, while ‘imagining’ striking a person or thinking about a person, is, to the mind, is no different from striking that person for ‘real’. The mind does not differentiate between what is ‘real’ and what is imagined. This type of activity overcomes an individual’s inhibitions concerning harming others and it becomes easier to do so each time one engages in it. And thus in situations where there are no punch bags and the individual feels the need, they will lash out.
Other ‘tools’ which encourage the individual to attempt to ‘Distract’ themselves from their Aggressive thoughts or ‘Walk Away’ from a volatile situation are quite simply ridiculous, impractical, cannot be relied upon and promote feelings of failure and helplessness. Avoiding an issue only pushed the issue outside of the individual’s sphere of influence and thus allows it to work unhindered. Not only that, have you ever tried to not think about something or replace it with something else while you are in the middle of it? It is a ridiculous notion. And as for “walking away”, our issues are based on our perceptions which we carry within our minds; one cannot walk away from one’s mind. Alternatively, if it is a volatile situation involving others, more often than not the others involved will either prevent the individual from escaping or pursue them. Also, turning your back on others and walking away is risky and denies the others a right to speak and thus is ‘passive-Aggressive’ in itself and may result in more violence.
Also, as is often the case, Anger Management’ trainers are not fully qualified and indemnified Counsellors or Psychotherapists. They are often individuals who see ‘Anger Management’ as a lucrative opportunity to make money and attend minimum training in order to enable them to facilitate their ‘client work’. However, they are ill qualified and untrained in dealing with the very real and often complex personal issues that lie at the centre of their client’s problems. What they actually offer to clients is a ‘sticking plaster’ in the form of a cognitive or behavioural ‘fix’ that has no depth or longevity in its application which becomes ‘unstuck’ under the pressure and strain of deeper issues.
In light or the above, and the moral and ethical need to offer clients help and support that provides for realistic long term sustainable results; regardless of their popularity and the obvious easy financial gains that such formulaic training offer, the therapists at TonicTalk do not offer nor engage in such bogus practices. Nor do we teach people not to be angry, or do we have any interest in judging an individual and their behaviour as ‘good’ or ‘bad’. Anything that advocates avoiding one’s anger or judging it is counterproductive and encourages denial and psychological defences and repression.
Anger is a normal necessary psychological and physiological response to certain psychological processes and therefore we encourage a healthy, open and honest dialogue in which the individual can speak freely and openly without fear of rejection, judgement or retaliation. We facilitate a true exploration and resolution of the causation behind Anger and Aggression. We help, support and encourage individuals to discover why they are angry, how to engage with and process their issues and how to change their way of being. Our approach is proven and fully supported and while we may see fit to offer some appropriate and effective short term psychotherapeutic interventions, they are purely offered so as to help facilitate a longer term resolution.
Anger Management is somewhat of a misnomer for what we offer as our Anger Management is more properly called Anger Therapy and is offered to you and practiced by fully trained Psychotherapists and Counsellors who have completed years of training and personal development. Anger Therapy is an in depth intervention based on proven Psychotherapeutic Techniques that offer long term sustainable results. As a Psychotherapeutic and Counselling practice TonicTalk is also able to offer help to both those that have suffered at the hands of Aggressive, Angry, Bullying or Violent individuals as well as those who wish to overcome their own Angry, Aggressive or Violent behaviour.Top of Page
About Wellingborough Anger Management
Established in 2007, TonicTalk is a privately run and client funded, full-time professional Anger Management, Counselling and Psychotherapy service. Its goal is to provide time effective Anger Management services of the highest quality at reasonable prices.
As a private service, TonicTalk is completely accountable to you, the paying public and they have survived and prospered because the Anger Management services that they provide are extremely effective. TonicTalk would not have enjoyed the success it has or gained a reputation for excellence and quality without being able to meet the high standards and expectations of their discerning clients. Also, they recognise that their ongoing success is completely dependant upon the continued provision of the highest quality Anger Management services.
TonicTalk specialists are therefore, dedicated to their clients wellbeing and the successful conclusion of their Anger Management issues. TonicTalk only employs full-time fully qualified, highly experienced, and indemnified professional counsellors and psychotherapists, and as such, it is at the pinnacle of service provision and accountability within the Anger Management profession. They have a vested interest in quality and accountability and is here to help you achieve personal, professional, relational and familial goals. You deserve success, happiness and peace for yourself and your loved ones.
We are a partnership of independent Psychotherapists and Psychotherapeutic Counsellors who specialise in offering high quality Therapeutic services to the general public; Men, Women, Children and Young people from all backgrounds and walks of life. Our Male and Female Therapists are fully qualified and indemnified, highly trained, and experienced and dedicated to providing for your Therapeutic needs.
Not all Counsellors, Psychotherapists or Psychotherapeutic Trainers are the same. As with all professions and trades there are useful, helpful, well trained, skilful, dedicated and diligent Professionals and Trades-people and there are those who are not. ‘Good Therapists are hard to find’ and therefore worth travelling for. Our catchment areas are Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire, and Buckinghamshire including the towns and villages in and around Northampton, Bedford, Milton Keynes, Newport Pagnell, Wellingborough, Kettering, Olney, Market Harborough, St. Neots, Towcester, Corby, Stony Stratford, and Rushden.
While we may not be in walking distance to you, our services are worth travelling for. We also offer group services, workshops and seminars around the UK and abroad. Whatever your Therapeutic or training need please feel free to contact us regardless of your location as we will be happy to help you with your needs or point you in the right direction.
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Random Article Four
This article has been randomly selected from a group of Counselling and Psychotherapy articles which attempt to provide information concerning the Therapeutic process and how it can help with respect to specific issues and concerns. The list is not exhaustive and we will continue to add to it when the opportunity arises.
The vast majority of people will at some point in their lives suffer from Depression and therefore depression is probably the most common symptom or ‘presenting issue’ which brings people to Counselling and Psychotherapy. Psychiatrists tend to divide depression into two categories; Neurotic or Reactive Depression and Psychotic ‘Endogenous’, (from within), Depression with symptoms respectively ranging form loss of apatite and insomnia to hopelessness and suicide.
As Therapists we are uncomfortable with the labels ‘neurotic’ and ‘psychotic’ as these have social connotations that are unhelpful to clients. Instead, we prefer clients to recognise the ‘normality’ of their conditions and rather than single them out as abnormal and perhaps without prospect or hope; we, in recognising their normality, offer hope and the prospect of overcoming their difficulties. We therefore, prefer to use a scale by which we can describe the psychological traits of the vast majority of people. The scale we use is divided into two equal parts; the Depressive spectrum occupying one side and the Obsessive spectrum the other. The most people will fall somewhere on the Depressive-Obsessive scale and though it as a scale, an individual may occupy either one or two positions, i.e. just display ‘dominant’ traits or also display ‘subordinate’ traits. Most people display a significant number of traits which would result in them being described as having Depressive or Obsessive tendencies, however, they will also display traits from the opposing spectrum which ‘modify’ their dominant trait. That is to say that some people are either ‘purely’ Depressive or Obsessive but many are depressive-Obsessive or obsessive-Depressive.
The Depressive spectrum ranges from severe or chronic Endogenous Depression through milder Endogenous Depression all the way to Reactive Depression.
Counselling and Psychotherapy, when given the opportunity, can help with all forms of depression from severe to mild, however, there is sometimes difficulty with more chronic forms of depression because the efficacy (effectiveness) of Therapy is significantly affected by the Therapeutic Relationship and sometimes with chronic depression there is an inability for the client to relate to others or themselves which may thwart the Therapist’s attempts to form a relationship.
The following quote is taken from Shakespeare’s
‘The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark’, (Act II, Scene II).
In it Hamlet describes his melancholia or depression thus:
“I have of late, but wherefore I know not, lost all my mirth,
Forgone all custom of exercise;
And indeed, it goes so heavily with my disposition;
That this goodly frame, the Earth, seems to me a sterile Promontory;
This most excellent canopy the air, look you, this brave overhanging firmament, this majestic roof, fretted with golden fire:
Why, it appears no other thing to me, then a foul and pestilent congregation of vapours.
What a piece of work is a man!
How Noble in Reason?
How infinite in faculty?
In form and moving, how express and admirable?
In Action, how like an Angel?
In apprehension, how like a God?
The beauty of the world, the Paragon of Animals;
And yet to me, what is this Quintessence of Dust?
Man delights not me; no, nor Woman neither. ”
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