Vicky Ashraf - Confidence Coach
As a Confidence Coach, I help people from all walks of life, to have confidence, trust and faith in themselves and their abilities. This empowers them to embrace a life that makes them feel alive, excited and fulfilled.
"Low self-confidence isn't a life sentence. Self-confidence can be learned, practiced, and mastered--just like any other skill. Once you master it, everything in your life will change for the better." Barrie Davenport
The most important person you will ever speak to, is yourself. What you tell yourself can have a significant impact on how you feel and behave. If you find yourself having negative self-talk, you might be:
- Feeling trapped, thinking you are not good enough
- Making assumptions that others are better than you
- Stopping yourself achieving what you really want from life
- Experiencing fear of failure
- Avoiding new challenges
- Struggling to be proud of what you have achieved
- Focusing on what didn’t go well, rather than recognising what did
Do you identify with any of these statements?
If so, have you ever thought what life would be like, if you felt more confident in yourself?
The true meaning of confidence is about trusting yourself, no matter what. You don’t need to find confidence, it's already there. Your confidence comes from within yourself and my role is to help you re-discover it (even if you feel you have never had any)
My confidence coaching will help you:
- Understand where your lack of confidence comes from
- Think more clearly and challenge the disruptive thoughts and beliefs that get in the way
- Create an approach to help you strive towards what you want from life
- Be empowered to overcome barriers and fears
- Expose your undiscovered strengths and qualities
- Have the confidence to enjoy the present, in order to create a brighter future
- Believe in yourself and your abilities
- Think more positively
- Give you structure, accountability and motivation
I had experienced low confidence most of my life and everything both personally and professionally always seemed such a struggle.
Then, when my beautiful twin girls started to grow into toddlers, something shifted in me. I didn’t want to stay the way I was, I wanted be something different. I wanted to strive to be a mum they looked up to and be proud of. I wanted to be a good role model and show them what it was like to have a love for yourself and face the world full of belief and confidence. And this is when my journey of change began!
I undoubtedly know change is possible, because I have grown so much and now have a belief that I AM good enough. I know that I am my own unique self and that I no longer need to compare myself to anyone else. I have developed my confidence so much so, that I no longer recognise the person I was. I am happy, excited, energised and I still regularly challenge myself and actively seek out opportunities to keep me growing.
My own experiences, along with being a part of so many other people’s journey to greater confidence, is why I am so passionate about what I do.
How I work
I have a deeper understanding of the process, from both personal and professional perspectives. I bring my real self to the sessions and have a positive and inspiring attitude with a confident, fun and enthusiastic approach. I have a good level of self-awareness and I am extremely passionate about helping people live authentically.
I believe that you have the answers to every question or challenge you may come across in your life, even if those answers appear to be obscured, concealed or hidden inside. My role is to help you move beyond this. My skills are in knowing the right tools to give and the right questions to ask, that are thought provoking and help you to gain clarity and new perspectives.
Developing confidence, means practice and taking action. I will help you to actively seek out opportunities, supporting you throughout and holding you accountable in taking steps towards your goals.
I communicate in a way that connects me to the people I work with in a meaningful way, creating a level of understanding, trust and acceptance. I adopt an extremely loyal, stimulating, motivational and challenging approach that will help you travel beyond your barriers and confront issues that are holding you back. With this approach, you can allow yourself to create opportunities that will open up your mind and tap into your unique and exceptional resources.
I provide a supportive foundation, which above all is encouraging, humorous and inspiring and one that allows the coaching relationship to grow. This enables you to feel accepted and gives you the opportunity to express yourself freely.
I also firmly believe, that being a trained Counsellor as well as a Confidence Coach, is a real advantage to my work with you. If deeper issues arise in a coaching session that are blocking you in moving forward, these can be addressed in a more substantial way, to bring about more long term and effective change.
Vicky has helped me move forward in my life, and gain confidence in myself, giving me the courage to carry on with my career, instead of giving up and retiring. I’ve even taken on a new role!
Carol – Anne - Lytham
Vicky has helped change my life and I can’t thank her enough. She has a lovely positive attitude towards life, which is extremely refreshing and I felt extremely supported by her. Thank you, Vicky!"
George Wilson – Birmingham
You are a true inspiration and an amazing person, without this help and support, I do not know where I would be. Thank you for everything :)"
Mark – Reddish
Training, qualifications & experience
- Personal Performance Diploma in Life Coaching
- Diploma in the Practice & Theory of Counselling
- Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Concepts
- Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Certificate in CBT
Areas of coaching I deal with
Other areas of coaching I deal with
Confidence coaching can help with many areas of your life, for example:
- Public speaking
- Returning to work
- Personal Development
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Free 30 minute session
An important aspect life coaching is to build a supportive relationship based on trust and openness. For this reason I offer a free consultation to give you the opportunity to meet me and to see if you feel I am the right person to move you forward. From then on my fees are charged at:
Individual Coaching: £60.00 – 1 hour session + ongoing email support in between sessions.
I also offer a block of 6 sessions, with a discount of 10% (please note that fees for this are payable in advance).
I offer appointments either face to face if you are based near Stockport and South Manchester or by phone or Skype if you are anywhere else in the UK.
- Also registered with Counselling Directory
Type of session
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Daytime, evening and weekend appointments available