Become an Agent of Change

Begin a new career in Anger and Stress Management.
The 6-month Diploma starts Sept 2022
Anger Academy is the training arm of the British Association of Anger Management

Someone says or does something that pushes you over the edge. Your blood starts to boil. You feel your heart pounding. You have the urge to yell or cry out, and maybe even do. Once you’ve calmed back down, the second wave of emotions hit: guilt, shame, and possibly disgust with your behaviour.

For most people, these occurrences are thankfully few and far between. After all, occasional anger is part of a healthy range of human emotion, and can even help us identify problems, and motivate us to create change and achieve our goals. But for some, anger becomes a highly disruptive emotion in both their personal and professional lives, even leading to violence, self-harm, murder and relationship damage.

If you have ever felt called to help others who are suffering from uncontrolled anger there are over 100,000 searches a month just for anger management in 52 countries then consider becoming a specialist in Anger Management coaching and a facilitator. You could be the perfect fit.

But where do you start? Don’t you have to have a PhD to support people with
their emotional health? In this article, we will bust some common myths around coaching, counselling, and psychotherapy so you can better understand what becoming an Anger Management Coach entails and the advantages of becoming a certified Anger Management Coach with The Anger Academy.

Working in the field of Anger Management is much more cost-effective and practical than training as a counsellor or psychotherapist and here is why…

  • It takes 6 months to complete the Diploma in Anger and Stress Management programme delivered on Zoom.
  • You can charge higher fees than an experienced therapist because Anger Management is a specialised field.
  • There is far less competition: hundreds of thousands of people study to become counsellors, psychotherapists, psychologists, life coaches internationally every year whereas Anger Management is more niche and every day an increase in demand.
  • Anger Management is more cost effective for trainees because the Diploma course takes 6 months to complete (not 2-3 years to become a counsellor and 4+ years to train as a psychotherapist).
  • The key and success of Anger Management is psycho-educational, which blends educational and psychological frameworks.
  • Anger Management is a group-oriented therapy, though one-to-one sessions can also be very well paid.
  • Due to and since COVID, there is an increase in the international market for Anger Management services as hundreds of millions of people are in crisis.
  • ZOOM is now the most affordable and effective way to deliver group work and one to one sessions.

In 2021, there were approximately 37.3 thousand psychologists in employment alone in the United Kingdom, this figure includes both employed and self-employed psychologists. It does not include psychotherapists, counsellors nor psychiatrists. There are very few who are specialists in anger and conflict solutions. ZOOM has created an international market.

4 Myth Busters

Myth #1:
Only Counsellors or Psychotherapists can help people resolve their anger management issues.

While an estimated 2.7% of the general population are thought to suffer from the formal anger condition “Intermittent Explosive Disorder”—with experts believing it may in fact be nearly three times this figure—anger does not require an official diagnosis or a psychologist to be treated. In fact, those suffering are often best helped by regular people who have experienced and conquered anger management issues themselves.

While many Counsellors and Psychotherapists in the UK offer anger management therapies, the highly specific nature of anger management issues often leads to these patients being referred out to our programmes or programmes delivered by people that we have trained. This can be for a number of reasons. Sometimes the counsellor is genuinely not comfortable dealing with anger specifically, or just lacks the skillset to work through it directly and would rather refer the client.

Clients who attend our courses benefit from the immersive experience of understanding anger and often work alongside their individual therapy.

Myth #2:
Becoming an Anger Management Coach will take years of training.

A common misconception in the field of health and wellness coaching is that becoming a Coach requires years of training. BAAM’s Anger Management training programme, Anger Academy, takes just six months to complete and can be done through Zoom. This is relatively short when compared to the three years it takes to become a Counsellor, and four to six years to become a Psychotherapist.

“How can it be so short?” we are often asked. The answer, it turns out, is quite logical: Anger Management is a specialised field with a focus on stress and anger therapies, whereas Counselling and Psychotherapy cover a much broader range of conditions, requiring more time to cover. Our programmes are delivered in a psycho-educational style. You are educating people not processing them. Any insights gained are drawn from their own conclusions.

Myth #3:
Training to be an Anger Management Coach will cost a ton of money.

Choosing a career in Anger Management Coaching is one of the most cost-effective ways for you to help people with their emotional issues. The tailored focus on anger and stress not only lowers tuition costs by reducing the overall instruction time but has a knock-on effect on how much training disrupts your life and ability to earn income simultaneously.

When it comes to training to be a Counsellor or Psychotherapist, on the other hand, The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) explains:

“The cost of your training depends on where you train, what courses you take and how long they last. Currently, diploma courses range from £2,200 to £3,000 a year. Foundation degrees can be up to £6,000 a year and master’s degrees between £12,000 and £15,000, depending upon the course provider.”

The article goes on to list numerous additional costs including supervision and personal therapy, which can cost up to £125 per hour.

Myth #4:
Starting a coaching business, especially during a global pandemic, is too unpredictable; I probably won’t make any money.

This could not be farther from the truth for several reasons!

According to recently released statistics from NHS Digital on talking therapies in England, 1.46 million referrals to talking therapies were made between 2020 and 2021, and of those referred, 1.02 million accessed these services.

The flip side of such high demand is long wait times. The report from NHS Digital also concluded that 90.0% of referrals started treatment within six weeks. While this benchmark may be reasonable for a national public health service, in reality, six weeks is a long time to wait when anger is tearing your life apart.

People that need help urgently with controlling their anger have one of two choices – seeing a private Psychotherapist over the course of months, or even years. Or, participating in an anger management programme which takes a few days to a few weeks to complete.

Finally, there is a lot less competition. According to data published on Statistia, there were over 37,000 psychologists in employment in the United Kingdom in 2021. In contrast, BAAM is one of the most recognised anger training organisations in the world that offers a rigorous diploma for people wishing to specialise in anger management, and have trained 217 coaches internationally.


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