Blyth Psych

Andy Blyth - Edinburgh based sport psychologist

Helping people excel at what they care about

About Andy

Andy Blyth - Edinburgh based sport psychologist

I’m Andy, a chartered sport psychologist, registered with the British Psychological Society and regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council. I have a degree in psychology, a masters in sport psychology, diploma in performance coaching and a masters in counselling.

I’ve worked with a range of athletes and coaches in sports such as professional football, snooker, rugby and swimming. I’ve helped athletes and coaches get clear on their values, and how they want to show up as performers in the big moments, develop their courage and ride out the darker times that accompany any pursuit that we care about.

My approach is pluralistic, meaning that I work with you to understand your context and what you think will help. Crucially, this means that the relationship between you and me is one of partnership, where we both bring ideas and experiences to the table to help you move towards your goals.

I draw from a range of theories, including acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT), rational emotive behaviour therapy (REBT) and person-centred therapy. My personal values include collaboration, responsibility, honesty and personal development.

Andy Blyth - Edinburgh based sport psychologist

‘Everyone should have their own Andy’

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Sport Psychology Support

I help people excel at what they care about by providing online sport psychology support to a range of amateur and professional athletes and coaches.

However, a common misconception is that sport psychology is for those that are “broken”. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Central to my approach is on working collaboratively with clients towards helping them achieve their goals by drawing on their existing (but often neglected) competencies, strengths, resilience, and character.

Common areas where sport psychology may help athletes and coaches include:

  • Increasing confidence and trust in own ability to perform
  • Managing emotions such as nerves, anger or frustration
  • To consider the ‘meaning’ of their emotions and what it suggests about their goals, values and how they show up in their performance domain
  • Understanding and clarifying motivation and the factors that influence them
  • Helping athletes let go of mistakes and refocus on what’s important
  • Understanding their behaviours, how they came to be and consider what they could do differently
  • Identifying optimal mindsets for training and competition, respectively

All client work is based on the client’s unique needs and context and is conducted online via Skype.

Sessions cost £90 per 1-hour session.

Workshops for amateur clubs: £600 (inc. preparation and delivery)


Mastering the Nerves Course (Online)

The Mastering the Nerves course sets out an alternative way of relating to our anxious thoughts and feelings that goes beyond trying to control them or think positive, to help you be at your best.

The course covers:

  • The evolution of our anxious minds
  • A DIY assessment of your current strategies and processes used to control your nerves
  • The dual nature of our minds and the subsequent impact on our performance
  • The relationship between personal values and anxiety
  • A number of strategies to help distance you from the content of your mind
  • A visualisation script to help put into practice the lessons learned in the course
Andy Blyth - Edinburgh based sport psychologist

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