This text starts by explaining what confidence is. It takes the reader step-by-step through the understanding process. The first chapters define confidence and establish whether it is "a birthright" or an aquired ability. The reader learns to confront his/her feelings of self-confidence in terms of how he/she feels within and how he/she projects him/herself in public - an apparently confident person may be experiencing very different emotions to the ones presented. The author introduces the idea of a "circle" or "spectrum" of confidence - one end is total confidence, the other is insecurity and fear. The confidence-building technique encourages the reader to take up their position on the spectrum and work towards full confidence. There are case histories, exercises and "Confidence Booster" sections throughout the book.
Dr Brian Roet is the bestselling author of several books. Trained as a medical doctor, he has worked as a psychotherapist for 20 years and practises in Putney, London, where he receives many private and NHS referrals. An Australian, he moved to the UK in 1980.