Often people ask us whether we think that individual or group anger management sessions would be more beneficial. Both routes can work well, and some attend both.

With individual sessions, we can focus more specifically on whatever brings you here. We (one of our six counsellors) would get more background from you, so we can look at things with that perspective in mind. We can usually (but not always) do more in depth work.

With group sessions, you get to hear from others who often are in a situation quite similar to yours. Often, after the first session of the group, someone will say, “I am glad to hear from all of you. I am not alone in this anymore.” Sometimes it is just about the timing of the group. We see individual clients seven days a week.

Some people choose to attend individual sessions first and then do the group, or vice versa. If a group does not start soon enough in your area, Vancouver or Surrey, some people will come in and do one individual session so that they can get started, and then join the group. We are here to facilitate you becoming more in charge, more intentional with your responses in every area of your life whichever route you take.

The other factor that makes a difference for some, is that the fee for an individual program is more than the group. Group sessions cost $560 (tax and book included). The individual program, which is composed of four 1.5 hour sessions, costs $250 per session plus $20 for the book totaling $1020 (tax included), or more, depending on which of us you see. We also do ongoing sessions with individuals who request this at $190/hr, $210 or $225/hr, depending on the counsellor.

  • This has benefited me so much because I have learned to listen to my partner. I used to think that this cycle of anger would never end. The abused becomes the abuser... but I am ready to end it and become a better father and a better husband.

  • Taking Alistair's course has allowed me to resurrect my marriage. The key thing is that he will not eliminate your anger, but teach you how to manage it and how to handle stressful situations with your partner. I am now feeling more comfortable on the probability of saving my marriage.

  • It has helped me in every situation that has occurred since we had class, I recognize the steps and I resolve my situations intelligently.

  • I understand now that nothing comes from staying in the situation and being angry. I recognize the steps towards anger and I use precautions, it has lowered my stress as it's much easier to become happy again.

  • I have endured some pretty crazy situations and I have chosen my happiness when I could've lowered myself and chosen the path of sadness and destruction.

  • Thank you, you have given me tools to add to my belt and take control of my life.

  • I understand my anger way better than before and therefore have a much better idea of what is underneath it and how to manage it.

  • I felt very comfortable in the office, very relaxed, and always able to express my honesty without fear or shame. Alistair is very easy to talk to, and I felt a rapport with him right way.

  • The most important thing that I've learned is awareness. The ability to control my emotions, and the environment around them, simply by being aware. Coming to these sessions has increased my ability to focus on the bigger picture, and what is truly important in life.

  • I got a shitload of new tools and ideas. Plus, I got to meet some really great people.


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