I was referred to the service by school because I had been having a lot of problems at home, which caused me to get angry. When I first saw the counsellor I felt worried about everything being confidential but after a few weeks I really trusted her with the things I was talking to her about.
The counsellor and I worked together on what was making me feel angry. I wrote all these down on post it notes and by doing this I could see there was one particular issue that was causing me to lose control. I also found out that the anger was coming from other feelings, like sadness and feeling let down. By talking things through with my counsellor, I could see that some of the things I was getting angry about were out of my control, but a lot of them I could have control over. I changed things in my life, which helped me to control my feelings and outbursts.
Talking through everything that I was going through helped me understand why I was feeling that way. I felt so much better after talking to her.