Andy Blank Counselling & Psychotherapy
2 Maple Ave, Alsager, Stoke-on-Trent ST7 2QX, UK.
About Andy Blank Counselling & Psychotherapy
My name is Andy Blank, I am 48 years old and I live in Alsager, Stoke-on-Trent.
I spent many years working in the IT industry, but slowly, over a period of several years, became aware that my chosen career path no longer aligned with my own, personal core values. The transition from my old career and my new career as a helping practitioner was long and sometimes painful, and brought with it many challenges, crisis points and difficult decisions, but you know what … I wouldn’t change a thing.
I provide a home visitation service to clients from Alsager, Kidsgrove, Talke, Crewe, Sandbach, Holmes Chapel, Smallwood, Astbury, Congleton, Biddulph, Tunstall and surrounding areas. I also provide online one-to-one sessions via Zoom.
How I Work
I am a multi-disciplinary practitioner utilising a range of psycho-therapeutic modalities and techniques including NLP (neuro-linguistic programming), CBT (cognitive behaviour therapy), MBCT (mindfulness based cognitive therapy) and REBT (rational emotive behaviour therapy).
Through our initial sessions, I will work with you to understand the root cause of your problem, concern or unhelpful thoughts. Once this has been established, I will work with you to bring about healthy, positive change to your cognitive thinking patterns and establish well formed outcomes and goals through self-awareness, clarity , personal growth and empowerment.
What Can You Expect?
Getting to the root cause of a problem usually takes time, especially when the problem is deeply rooted. Sometimes the cause of the problem may seem simple and straightforward, but more often than not, the real cause is hidden away and linked to experiences and events going back years – sometimes to childhood.
As your helping practitioner, I will work with you in a empathic, open and compassionate manner and act as a conduit for change, helping and supporting you through the entire process.
Your First Session
If this is your first time undergoing a therapeutic session, it can often seem daunting.
Rest assured that nothing that you say is either ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ and anything we talk about is treated in strict client-practitioner confidence, in accordance with the ethics and guidelines set out by the CTAA.