Out of control anger or a habit of getting into a rage when things go wrong can mask a deeper sense of vulnerability, fear, hurt, or sadness. It is a defence, a way of avoiding the softer part of ourselves. The more vulnerable part of the self may be ‘disowned’, or repressed, and psychotherapy can help to explore this other part of you, helping you, over time, to re-integrate it into your sense of who you are and supporting you to express yourself using a wider range of emotions. Uncontained anger can harm relationships, communication, and satisfaction with life. Counselling and psychotherapy offers the opportunity to address negative behaviours and to explore other modes of self-expression that can support and nurture relationships, helping you to communicate more flexibly and openly.