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Mike Fisher

Experienced psychotherapist, anger management coach, and Gottman Method relationship therapist.

I’m a psychotherapist with over 30 years’ experience of working with regular people on improving their mindset, outlook and relationships.

I co-founded The British Association of Anger Management with Manuela Viana in the late 1990s. My first book Beating Anger was published in 2001. It’s sold over 70,000 copies in the UK alone, and was made a Times newspaper ‘Top Ten Self Help Book’ by Dr Cecilia d’Felice in 2013.

I’m delighted to have helped hundreds of people tackle their anger issues – in the same way I was once forced to confront my own. It’s also wonderful to see the stigma around anger management gradually fading away. Celebrities are speaking up about their own anger problems, and in 2021 the BBC launched its own podcast covering the rage epidemic.

Anger management teaches emotional intelligence, self-knowledge and communication skills. It also covers topical issues like shame, trauma and gaslighting. My clients find the coaching helps them in all areas of life – it’s not only a chance to heal, but an advantageous learning process too. I’m enthusiastic about many of the ways we find to care for our mental health, and published Mindfulness and the Art of Anger Management with Leaping Hare Press in 2012. I invite friends from the world of psychotherapy to discuss topical subjects including gaslighting, male sexuality, self-isolation and much more on my regular podcast The Wisdom Track, which you can listen to on Apple Podcasts and find on YouTube.

I was born in Capetown where I ran a wildlife photography gallery as a young man, and came to London in the 1980s working as a photographer. While undertaking my own self-improvement work I became keenly aware of the need for more comprehensive anger management services – both for my own sake, and that of wider society.

I quit media work to train as a psychotherapist. I began building my anger management programme alongside my business partner Manuela in the 1990s ,and launched The British Association of Anger Management (BAAM) in 1997. The 2001 publication of Beating Anger, combined with our results-based approach aimed at everyday people, soon made BAAM the eminent anger management agency in the UK – arguably, worldwide.

Many high-profile journalists have undertaken BAAM’s course and you can read their own stories on the BAAM website: The Sunday Times, The Daily Telegraph, The Daily Mail, plus Stylist and Arena magazines, to name only a few, have published in-depth reports about the anger management process. BAAM regularly appears across the quality media; and as a photographer I was rather pleased to be featured in style bible The Face at the close of 2021.

My TV credits include include Big Brothers Little Brother, BBC1s Violent Fathers, BBC3s Cant Stop Losing My Cool, C5s Beat It: Angry with My Father and plenty more.

I mostly live in northern Spain with my partner, but I return to Britain regularly to coach BAAM’s In-Person Weekend Course. My own interests range from sculpture and painting, to surfing and scuba diving.

We’ll have plenty to talk about.

Kind Regards

Mike Fisher

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Please be aware that unfortunately I cannot provide helpline services, and won’t be able to respond to these kind of queries.

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