Please find below information on support for victims of domestic violence or perpetrators of domestic violence and for people with anger management issues in London.
WHAT IS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE?
Domestic violence is an anger management issue at home carried out by woman or a man and it involves controlling behaviour, threats and the abuse can be psychological, sexual, financial, physical or emotional. It comprises controlling behaviours aimed at making the victim subordinate or dependent and coercion that aims to punish, scare or inflict harm on the victim.
HOW DOES THE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE DEVELOP WITH REGARDS TO ANGER MANAGEMENT ISSUES?
Domestic violence is a mismanagement of anger management issues that escalate over a time into the domestic violence. It is highly unlikely that anyone would during the phase of courtship, honeymoon period and dating use abuse strategies to woo the other person or that anyone would fall in love with a perpetrator of domestic violence. Therefore we could argue that domestic violence could be in many cases a process that develops over a long period of time and is a result of one person or both having poor anger management and conflict resolution skills. Wrightsman (2005) talks of the cycle of abuse where relationships starts off as loving early in the marriage and followed by the tension building phase and in some cases by the violent step an acute battering incident. Following the battering incidents, the victims could be too involved to end the relationship, confused about how to resolve the domestic violence and psychologically broken to end the relationship. In extreme cases an ongoing domestic violence has been linked to learned helplessness, low self-esteem, fear and terror, anger and rage and the victim killing eventually the perpetrator known as battered woman syndrome. The term is now applied to victims who committed a crime under abuse from their perpetrators for example battered children who killed parents or rape victims who killed their rapists (Wrightsman, 2005) .
WHAT TO DO ABOUT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE?
There are a number of different ways how domestic violence can be resolved. Depending on the level of the domestic violence some people opt to end their relationships, seek refuge or call police which is followed by a visit from social services where children are involved. Some people might try anger management counselling in a bid to save their marriages and relationships and counselling for angry outburst or domestic violence could be a preventative measure to avoid getting into difficulties with police, social services and law.
WHAT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SUPPORT WOULD YOU GET AT ANGER THERAPY LONDON AS THE PERPETRATOR OR VICTIM?
At Anger Therapy London the service for perpetrators and victims of domestic violence encompasses non-judgemental counselling, an ongoing assessment to identify the causes of the anger management triggers or arguments, the communication style assessment and provision of anger management and conflict resolution skills and a goal setting. At the of each session clients are provided with a short reading material on anger management skills to reinforce the learning in between the sessions and in the follow up sessions the success of the techniques is assessed through dialogues. The process is friendly, non-judgemental, informative, collaborative and confidential. Please read past clients reviews if you are considering anger management classes. The anger management in London is carried out on Upper Berkeley Street and four minutes walking distance from Marble Arch tube station. If you would like to book your first sessions for anger management course at Anger Therapy London please contact Leona Sears directly on 07505124933 or visit our contact page.