My name is Luisa A. Passalacqua, and I give the best of counselling and coaching to help people (individual, couples and families) to become empowered from within.
In the first session you will have 50 minutes of my full attention and total respect of your inner process.
Counselling is good for you if you need support in hard times: losses, break-ups, dramatic changes, etc.
Coaching can help when you want to go from A to B and need someone next to you who motivates you to stick to your plans.
If you are unsure of a decision you need to make or don't know how to handle a situation that is becoming urgent, I offer the best of counselling and coaching together for maximum impact.
When done together with counselling, coaching speeds up the process and encourages you to be more and more self-reliant and independent in your recovery. If there are no major underlying issues, most people will experience relief after just 4 sessions.
MY RATES: Please check my current rates here: http://www.empowered.me.uk/terms.html
Accredited Counsellors Coaches Psychotherapists and Hypnotherapists, senior member (ACCPH, UK)
National Counselling Society (UK), student membership no. NCS21-02866
Traumas & losses
Changes and transitions
Identity & personal values
Career and workplace issues
Recovery from addictions and compulsions
I trained as a counsellor at the Central School of Counselling and Therapy (London, UK) in 1995 and have been practicing part-time ever since. I am now back in training for an Advanced Diploma at the Heartwood Centre (London) to meet higher professional standards in the UK after my relocation from the EU.
My other qualifications include psychology (second degree), dramatherapy (postgraduate diploma) and coaching (alternative training route).
In these three decades I have learned a lot and never stopped questioning myself and my method.
Counselling and coaching are now my main occupation, although I have plenty of other interests to keep my lifestyle in balance, as too much listening to traumatic histories isn't healthy for anyone in the long run.
In whatever I do, my main focus is the way we can overcome challenges and develop our full potential.
I have published articles and books about personal growth and am now editing the second draft of my next self-help book about recovering from trauma and dealing with tricky family members (to be published by the end of this year).
After practicing for nearly 10 years, I am also back in training for an Advanced Diploma at the Heartwood Centre (London) to meet the BACP professional standards after my relocation back to the UK from the EU.
The consultations with me and the content of your sessions are kept in strict confidentiality.
I follow the BACP's Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions, which you can find here: https://www.bacp.co.uk/events-and-resources/ethics-and-standards/ethical-framework-for-the-counselling-professions
15 customer reviews
Luisa is a fabulous councillor who has helped me to work through various issues throughout my life. I would definitely recommend her services. She is a lovely lady who has a very warm personality too. More...
The sessions with Luisa are fantastic, it feels like you are just talking to a friend. She truly tries to understand where exactly you are coming from. She's great at active listening and doesn't try to force her opinions. She kindly guides you through the session so you can reach the results you need. More...
Luisa is a fantastic counsellor who’s services I would definitely recommend. Her methods and techniques have positively altered my perception on counselling as whole, and I will be sure to contact her in future if required.
Thank you Luisa!
Amazing lady very understanding helped me lots to understand myself and ways felt like ii was talking to a friend thankyou so much ❤️
I had such a good experience with Luisa, she was so helpful, a good listener and really easy to talk to. I was in a really bad place and she helped me get myself out of it and believe in myself again. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her to anyone! More...
The survive I have received from my Counsoller has been her beneficial and helpful. Throughout my journey of counselling I have felt a level of comfort with the Counsoller and feel like I have come out on the other side as a better person. The technique used by Luisa was something that worked for me personally and many could also benefit from this in the future and I would definitely recommend her to anyone struggling with similar issues. More...
The lady was so professional and make me feel at ease i was so nervous speaking to her as i feel everyone judges me and was lovely to speak to some one who wasnt judgemental and made me see things diffrently and from a diffrent view i will be having regular sessions. I look forward to a brighter future. More...
I had an excellent experience with Luisa.She helped me to manage my emotions brilliantly and she is a very good listener. I would recommend everyone who is struggling to choose Luisa as a councillor no judgement just genuine support. Thank you so much
I have been working with Luisa for the past 3 months. She has been a great help and has helped me enormously. I have already recommended her grief counselling service to several friends. I have no hesitation in recommending Luisa. More...
Luisa is a very understanding, helpful practitioner. She clearly listens very well and gives lots of practical advice. She helps you come to your own conclusions in a very subtle way.
Excellent work and I feel so much better
Luisa was friendly, approachable & patient. I lost my mum 18months ago & only now ready to reach out for help. She helped me talk & identify points I didnt realise I needed to. Thoroughly recommend.
Talking things out with Luisa was fantastic, I was struggling to come to terms with the sudden death of my cat who I dearly loved, she was very kind, understanding and very insightful- a huge help. I recommend anyone to get in touch if you’re struggling to cope with any kind of loss More...
Luisa put me at ease and was easy to talk to. I felt like she was really listening to me
Luisa was very helpful and she made me feel comfortable and that my problems mattered. I highly recommend Luisa as she will make you feel at ease if you are new with talking to someone or not very good in social situations like myself.