Self–esteem is how you think and feel about yourself. This may be positive, negative or move between the two points. This usually dictates how you live your life, the decisions you make and how you view others.
In our materialistic world, people continually compare themselves with those around them. This highlights our insecurities and often leads us to feel negative about ourselves and the way we live and act. We lose sight of the value of our own individuality and then feel inadequate and unsatisfied. Getting to really know yourself and appreciating your value not only will increase your self esteem it will encourage you to connect to your confident self.
Confident people are not brash or overpowering. They are usually calm and respectful of themselves and others. They are aware of their strengths and proud of their achievements. They can take ownership of their weaknesses without treating themselves in a harsh way. They are happy to embrace change and learn from others. When we lack confidence in ourselves, we are often very fearful of rejection and criticism. This keeps us from being honest with ourselves and others. No one is perfect and acceptance that we are not or ever will be perfect allows us to embrace the qualities we have.
When we increase our self esteem and build our confidence, we can accept we have the right to make decisions that are right for us. Assertive behaviour enables us to act on our own best interests and to stand up for ourselves without undue anxiety. However to find true assertiveness we need to be aware that to state our case or say no to an unreasonable request should never be delivered with aggression or passive aggression. Assertiveness is a true art that will ensure we keep the respect of others. We need to learn to deliver our message in a calm, honest and respectful way.
Nightingale Counsellors will work in a variety of ways and build a personal development programme for you. We will also use wriiten excersises and directed reading to effect change. Working to improve your self-esteem takes time and effort. It requires courage and honesty to confront the things in yourself you don’t like but long-term it is a worthwhile task that will help you to build a better relationship with yourself based on compassion and respect for yourself, build your confidence and encourage you to be more assertive.
If you put a small value on yourself you can be rest assured the world will not raise your price.
We aim to ensure that every client feels safe in the knowledge that they have found a professional organisation that understands the challenges and concerns they face when they decide to seek assistance. When you contact Nightingale we will respond immediately to all enquiries and can guarantee an appointment within 48 hours. Contact us on 0141 353 9373, Email us or complete our online Enquiry Form.
"Areas covered include Assertiveness/Confidence Building/Goal Setting and Self Image. All of which have been excellent in giving me the confidence to apply myself to achieve my goals. Florence has taught me how to identify my fears and deal with them and has recommended various reading materials which has helped me immensely. Whenever I am feeling low or afraid, I have an imaginary conversation in my head with Florence which gives me the positive energy to cope and deal with my fears. She is my Guardian Angel."
Our Counselling Fees:
Individual Sessions £60
Couple Sessions £70
Male Counsellors are Available.