How Authentic Living Transforms Challenges into Triumphs


Step into the world of Marcela, a beacon of transformation, where the intricacies of human emotions intertwine with profound healing. Marcela’s journey is one of unwavering commitment to guiding individuals through the labyrinth of life’s challenges, helping them emerge stronger, more aligned, and deeply connected to their purpose. With a kaleidoscope of expertise ranging from Love and Relationship Coaching to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Marcela weaves together a tapestry of wisdom and compassion, igniting the flames of resilience and growth in those she encounters. Join us as we explore the transformative landscapes shaped by Marcela’s vision, where authenticity, compassion, and resilience converge to illuminate the path towards a life lived with purpose and zest.

Could you briefly describe your journey towards becoming a love and relationship healer, incorporating various modalities such as cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and euro-linguistic programming?, mindfulnessmindfulness, andeuro-linguistic  euro-linguistic  programming?

My journey from childhood to adulthood has deeply shaped my path towards becoming a loving and transformational healer. From the uncertainties surrounding my birth and adoption to the challenges and growth of adolescence, each experience has played a vital role in shaping my understanding of love and resilience.

My Catholic upbringing and encounters with spirits have significantly influenced my spiritual journey and development. Exploring various modalities, such as past-life regression and Reiki, has expanded my consciousness and deepened my understanding of existence beyond the physical realm.

The loss of my grandfather was a pivotal moment that deepened my spiritual understanding. Through past-life regression and mediumship, I found solace in connecting with departed loved ones and learned valuable lessons about discernment and aligning with practices that resonate with my inner truth.

My journey began with my early involvement in the family business, marked by both loss and unexpected challenges that taught me resilience and adaptation to adversity. The loss of our family’s stores in a fire ignited a journey of self-reflection and growth, leading me to delve into various modalities such as cognitive behavioural therapy, mindfulness, and euro-linguistic  programming.

When I met my soul mate sixteen years ago, two months after he lost his first wife, I also stepped into the role of a mother to my stepchildren, which has further enriched my journey, deepening my experiences with unconditional love, resilience, and personal growth. Additionally, after twelve years together, I had to deal with unexpected grief after the sudden heart attack of my beloved husband, which propelled me to delve deeper into a deeper sorrow and a long period of the dark night of my soul. Eventually, I found courage and strength to start to do my inner work, transforming my life through love and healing.

My years of training to become a love, relationship, sexologist, and medical intuitive practitioner helped me reconnect with myself and the Divine, face my inner pain and traumas, reawaken to life and love, and return to living meaningfully and purposefully.

It was years of introspection, self-care, and self-discovery, even though I had a successful career, and I gradually uncovered my passion for supporting others in their journey towards healing and personal growth. Drawing from my own experiences of overcoming trauma and adversity, I felt called to transition from my successful career in the corporate world to empower individuals to navigate their own challenges and cultivate fulfilling relationships.

My journey has shaped me into a loving and transformational healer with a deep understanding of human emotions and relationships. By blending modalities like cognitive behavioural therapy, mindfulness, neuro-linguistic programming, medical intuitive technique, healing, and counselling skills, I offer holistic support to those seeking healing and transformation.

My journey led me to explore a diverse range of modalities, including cognitive behavioural therapy, mindfulness, and euro-linguistic  rogramming. Each modality offered unique insights and tools for transformation, enriching my understanding of human behaviour and relationships.

As a loving and transformational healer, I bring a unique blend of personal wisdom, empathy, and professional expertise to my work. My journey is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit and the transformative power of love and healing. My dedication lies in aiding others in finding love, healing past wounds, and embracing authenticity with compassion.

How do you integrate your background in business management with your holistic approach to supporting your clients during their sessions?

Integrating my background in business management with my holistic approach to therapy enhances my ability to understand client needs and tailor interventions effectively. Drawing from strategic planning, goal setting, and resource optimisation, I collaboratively set clear objectives and leverage strengths. My expertise in systems thinking enables me to consider the interconnectedness of their lives, staying intuitive and fully present to adapt in real-time. By fostering empowerment, ethical practice, and continuous improvement, I provide comprehensive support for growth and well-being. This integration bridges seemingly different realms, using business skills in strategy, organisation, and problem-solving to assist clients in overcoming obstacles.

As an international speaker, I’ve had the opportunity to refine my skills at communicating complex ideas to diverse audiences. Much like in business, effective communication and understanding diverse perspectives are important for success. That’s why I’m excited to share insights at the Mind Body Spirit Festival from the 24th to the 27th of May in Olympia, London. During my talk, I’ll share practical strategies to release past traumas and reclaim inner strength, perfectly aligning with my holistic approach to therapy. My goal is to empower individuals to break free from the shadows of their past and embrace a future of hope and healing by sharing these insights and guidance. 

What inspired you to specialise in helping individuals navigate challenges such as overcoming trauma, toxic relationships, and personal blockages?

It was definitely the journey of self-discovery and healing that I embarked on after experiencing significant challenges in my life. From the devastation of witnessing my family business go up in flames to the unexpected loss of my soulmate, I faced trauma, grief, and uncertainty head-on.

Through these experiences, I gained invaluable insights into the depths of human suffering and resilience. My own journey of healing led me to explore various modalities of personal and spiritual development, including cognitive behavioural therapy, mindfulness, and euro-linguistic  rogramming. I found solace in these practices and discovered their transformative potential in overcoming trauma, healing from toxic relationships, and breaking through personal blockages.

Witnessing the profound impact of these modalities on my own life inspired me to share their benefits with others who may be struggling with similar challenges. My deep sense of empathy and compassion for those facing adversity drives me, and I am passionate about empowering individuals to reclaim their inner strength, heal from past wounds, and create a life of joy and fulfilment.

I’ve just launched the second edition of my book “Awaken to Embrace Vulnerability and Sexuality,”  which hit #1 best seller. Individuals who are seeking to overcome challenges such as trauma, toxic relationships, and personal blockages can check it out here:

Could you please discuss how you combine spiritual practices, such as being a spiritual medium, with more conventional therapeutic techniques and the impact they have on your clients’ transformations?

I do not join. As a spiritual medium, I work as a bridge between the two worlds, supporting people’s connections with their loved ones in the spirit world with factual evidence of life progression and sharing memories and messages received during readings, which can be extremely healing. 

How do you balance the diverse aspects of your professional life, from therapy to being an artist and holistic therapist?

Balancing the diverse aspects of my professional life, from healing to being an artist and holistic therapist, is about seamlessly integrating each skill based on my clients’ needs. I view these roles and many others that I have not as separate entities but as complementary tools in my toolkit to provide holistic support, which allows me to offer a balanced approach to addressing various aspects of well-being—mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual. My ability to adapt to each individual’s unique needs allows me to seamlessly transition between these roles, providing my clients with comprehensive support that aligns with their journey towards self-discovery, growth, and healing.

In your experience, what are some common barriers people face when it comes to personal growth and overcoming challenges, and how do you help them navigate these obstacles?

Some common barriers people face when it comes to personal growth and overcoming challenges are as follows:

  1. Lack of self-awareness: Many individuals struggle to look within themselves and confront their past experiences. They may avoid self-reflection and introspection, hindering their ability to understand their strengths, weaknesses, and deeper purpose.
  2. Fear of change, success, or failure: For some, accepting change and taking initiative can be daunting, leading to resistance and a reluctance to step out of their comfort zone. This fear of change can prevent individuals from pursuing growth opportunities and adapting to new circumstances.
  3. Self-doubt and insecurity: Comparing oneself to others or feeling inadequate can undermine confidence and hinder progress. Negative self-talk and fear of rejection may hold individuals back from taking risks and pursuing their goals.
  4. Lack of clarity and direction: Without clear goals and aspirations, individuals may feel lost or directionless in their personal and professional lives. A lack of purpose can lead to feelings of aimlessness and dissatisfaction.

In order to assist clients in navigating these obstacles, I assist them in understanding the underlying causes of their blockages, pain, or insecurities. My sensitivity and intuitive nature often allow me to sense or even see past experiences that may have triggered the sequence of triggers we need to revisit and learn from. This is the most efficient method I use to support my clients, which contributes to the efficiency and long-term effectiveness of my work. Once we understand the lessons, we no longer need to repeat affirmations, rewrite stories, or employ numerous other techniques that yield short-term results. I encourage practices such as self-reflection, journaling, and self-analysis to foster self-awareness and clarity. 

Additionally, I emphasise the importance of embracing change, taking initiative, and persisting in the face of challenges. Through guidance, clients learn to overcome their fears, self-doubt, and traumas, cultivating resilience and confidence in their ability to pursue growth and achieve success, as well as a sense of purpose, authenticity, and resilience, empowering them to overcome barriers and thrive in their personal and professional endeavours.

Can you elaborate on the importance of authenticity, compassion, and resilience in your approach to therapy and how these values contribute to your clients’ transformations?

Authenticity lies at the core of my practice, creating a safe and genuine space for clients to explore their innermost thoughts and feelings. Through authentic connections, clients feel understood and validated, fostering trust and openness essential for growth and healing.

I infuse compassion into every interaction, guiding clients empathetically through their journey of self-discovery and empowerment. By meeting clients with kindness and understanding, I help alleviate their suffering and cultivate a sense of self-compassion, enabling them to embrace their vulnerabilities and find inner peace.

Clients nurture resilience as they navigate challenges and setbacks along their transformational journey. By encouraging resilience, I empower clients to overcome obstacles with strength and determination, fostering a mindset of growth and perseverance that propels them towards their goals.

These values of authenticity, compassion, and resilience form the foundation of my approach, facilitating deep and lasting transformations in my clients’ relationships, intimacy, and overall well-being.

What strategies do you employ to help individuals cultivate effective communication skills, resolve conflicts, and foster authentic relationships, both personally and professionally?

I employ a holistic approach in my therapy practice, tailored to each individual’s needs. Drawing from personal experiences and professional expertise, I emphasise the importance of self-awareness, introspection, and empathy. By helping clients understand what has been holding them back—their emotions, repeated patterns, triggers, values, and communication styles—they can navigate conflicts and foster authentic relationships. I guide them through practical exercises and discussions to develop assertiveness and active listening skills. Additionally, I encourage setting boundaries and managing expectations to promote healthier interactions. Through understanding the lessons associated with their life blockages and traumas, clients can have an effective healing process, feeling more confident to move on in their lives and start a journey of transformation. 

How do you address the intersection between personal well-being and professional success, particularly in high-stress environments like the corporate world or government sectors?

I guide individuals through the process of overcoming blockages, pain, trauma, and toxic relationships, helping them realign with their life’s purpose and manifest their desires. By delving into the complexities of human emotions, their triggers, traumas, and experiences, I facilitate profound transformations in relationships, intimacy, and overall zest for life.

Recognising the importance of addressing personal challenges to achieve professional success, I work closely with clients to navigate frustrations, lack of motivation, and conflicts from the past. Through self-discovery and unlocking inner power, individuals learn to let go of the past that no longer serves them, embracing a deeper sense of love, intimacy, peace, and growth within themselves and their professional lives.

As a leader in your field, what do you envision for the future of holistic therapy, and how do you see it evolving to meet the changing needs of individuals and organisations in today’s world?

As a pioneer in transformational healing and holistic therapy, I envision a future where mainstream practices seamlessly incorporate these approaches. A deeper understanding of the interconnectedness of our mental, physical, and spiritual well-being will drive this evolution. I envision the use of innovative tools like virtual reality and AI to enhance the therapeutic experience, making it more personalised and effective. There will also be a greater focus on proactive strategies for maintaining mental wellness, such as mindfulness and resilience-building, from an early age. Overall, the future of holistic therapy is about empowering individuals and organisations to thrive in today’s dynamic world.


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