Andy Wolage

Therapeutic Counsellor

MBACP, BSc (Hons), Diploma in therapeutic counselling

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Sometimes life is really hard. Everything feels like too much. We can get overwhelmed with guilt for not coping, shame for having failed in the past and sometimes we can end up not really liking ourselves very much. We might self medicate with substances or other behaviours which we know don't really help, but they seem better than nothing. But they just perpetuate the cycle. I can offer you a safe, non-judgemental and confidential space to organise and reframe those overwhelming feelings and see the wood for the trees. I can help you understand yourself better and to begin to look in the mirror and like what you see. You can read more about me at

AbuseAdoption IssuesAging ConcernsAlcohol Abuse and Alcohol DependenceAnger Management TherapyAnxietyAttachment TheoryBereavementBody Image IssuesBurn OutChild or Adolescent IssuesCodependencyContemplativeCouples CounselingDepressionDivorceDomestic AbuseDrug Dependence / Abuse / AddictionFamily ConflictFamily SystemsFeministHistorical TraumaInterpersonalLGBTQ IssuesLoss or GriefMedication ManagementMen’s IssuesMindfulness-basedPanicPanic AttacksParentingPersonal GrowthPolitical ClimatePolyamorous and Open RelationshipsRelationalRelationship / Marriage IssuesSelf-EsteemSelf-HarmingSexual AbuseSocial PhobiaSuicidal IdeationTraumaWomen’s Issues

What I provide is a safe space where you can explore your true thoughts and feelings without being judged. This can help you deal with emotional and other issues which may be difficult or painful to deal with alone. This in turn can empower you and help you build confidence and resilience. My practice is integrative which encompasses different therapy styles. We will work together in a variety of different ways, depending upon what is the most appropriate at the time. This might include looking at recurring patterns throughout your life which contribute to difficulties, or we might explore triggers caused by specific situations, and work through coping mechanisms. Many people find it useful to re-examine past experiences which are a source of anger, guilt and shame, and reframe them to come to acceptance. It may just be that you need that hour a week to focus on yourself. It may be that you need to learn to be kinder to yourself.

I am a BACP registered therapeutic counsellor. My training was integrative with a focus upon person centred therapy, and I regard myself as a pluralist, using different therapy styles to meet the needs of a client at any given time. I have extensive experience working with many kinds of issue including substance abuse, domestic abuse, self esteem and relationship problems, and work as a counsellor in the voluntary sector in addition to my private practice.

Type of Therapy
  • Addiction Therapy
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Existential Therapy
  • Gottman Method
  • Holistic
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Person Centered Therapy
Client Type
Type of Session
Fixed TermLong Term (Face to Face)Online TherapyShort Term (Face to Face)