Assertiveness training (AT)
Assertiveness Training (AT) was introduced by Andrew Salter (1961) and popularized by Joseph Wolpe (14). Joseph Wolpe originally explored the use of assertiveness as a means of “reciprocal inhibition” of anxiety, in his 1958 book on treating neurosis; and it has since been commonly employed as an intervention in behaviour therapy (187).
AT designed for people with difficulties in self-confidence, self-assertion.
Assertiveness is linked to self-esteem and considered an important communication skill. Assertive communication consists of sharing one's wants and needs honestly in a safe context.
This context presumes mutual respect for one's boundaries.
The assertiveness training technique is a combination of coaching, modelling, and role reversal, encouragement to practise appropriate verbal and non-verbal behaviour and to judge the level of self-assertion.
Counselling and psychotherapy may be provided via Skype and FaceTime in the comfort of your home, office or any place of your choice.