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Anger and violence

We provide services for children and young people who display anger and violence. Our services can be provided at home, in education and community settings.

What are anger and violence difficulties?

Anger is a normal emotion that we all express from time to time. Violence is a physical behaviour with the intent to harm or injure another person or object. Violence can be caused by anger. Whilst the two are closely linked, it is important to note that they are not the same. If children or young people find themselves frequently having explosive outbursts of anger and violence that they can’t control, they have needs that should be addressed. For example, if:

Problems with anger and violence affect not only children and young people but their families and friends and may impact many areas of life. Early needs identification and intervention for anger and violence reduces the secondary effects of anger and violence, such as increased anxiety, high blood pressure and headache.

Anger and violence services can be planned following an initial discussion with us. Please read more about our process below.

Our process

At HSR Psychology we ensure that we meet the needs of children and young people. To achieve this we ensure that any specific assessments, intervention, or direct work, is only carried out following an initial discussion.

An initial discussion allows us to understand the background and your expectations of our involvement. Having an initial discussion ensures any services we provide appropriately identify or address needs.

Our process for any specific assessments, intervention, or direct work is as follows:

Step 1: Contact us

We will usually be contacted by the child or young person, parent or carer, or another professional (eg education or health).

You can contact us or complete a referral

Step 2: Arrange an initial discussion

An initial discussion allows us to understand the background and your expectations of our involvement. Arrange an initial discussion

Step 3: Review our recommendations

Following an initial discussion we will send you an email that includes:

  • Next steps recommendations - to provide a bespoke package of support. For example:
    • Assessments
    • Reports
    • Information gathering
    • Meeting
    • Interventions
    • Consultancy
    • Reviews
  • Costing - we will provide costings for any services recommended.

Step 4: Let's get started

On receipt of the next steps recommendations and costing you can decide how to proceed. Once you have decided contact us to arrange the chosen services.

How are problems with anger and violence assessed?

Assessments for difficulties with anger and violence usually include a clinical interview, questionnaires, standardised tests and observations. Psychologists may also request a talk with adults in the child or young person’s life to get an idea of background history. The child or young person may be asked to explain the difficulties they are having with anger and violence and how this is having an effect on their day-to-day life.

What happens after an anger and violence assessment?

After an anger and violence assessment, needs are identified in order to make recommendations to help the child or young person. A specialist intervention for anger and violence reduces the risk of difficulties escalating. Any needs identified which are causing anger and violence can be written up into a brief or a comprehensive report. This can be discussed during the initial discussion.

What specialist interventions do we offer?

Our psychologists offer various interventions appropriate for difficulties with anger and violence. Interventions will be chosen according to the individual and their unique circumstances. Interventions we provide for anger and violence include:

Interventions for anger and violence will be discussed and agreed prior to starting. Interventions provide children, young people and families with strategies to support them now and in the future.

Arrange an Initial Discussion

Arrange an Initial Discussion to find out how we can help. The initial discussion lasts 1-1.5 hours, comes with a written recommendation summary and is a starting point to identify needs. The cost is £180.

  • No waiting lists
  • Experienced psychologists
  • Includes recommendation summary

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Difficulties with anger and violence can impact children and young people in various ways at any age or stage of development. It’s important to get help if you feel that anger is becoming unmanageable and causing an individual to act in a violent or aggressive way. Early needs identification and intervention for anger and violence decreases risk and improves outcomes for the child or young person. If you would like HSR Psychology’s input for anger and violence for a child or young person then please contact us to see how we can help.

What makes us different

Access to a named psychologist

Focus on mental health and wellbeing

Joined-up approach

Bespoke services to meet needs

Multidisciplinary team

Holistic approach

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Flexible, consistent, and competitively priced

We provide bespoke solutions to suit all budgets and requirements for children and young people aged 0-25 in homes, education settings and the community. Our clinical, educational and child psychology services are cost effective.

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Make a referral

To make a referral and arrange an initial discussion please complete our referral form.

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Contact us

Ready to get started? The next step is to speak to our team to find out more about the services we provide and how we can help. Call us on 0161 820 9229 or email

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