About me


Hi there. I’m Dr Federica Ferrieri, a Mindset Transformation and Identity Coach and the owner of The WAY-OUT Coaching.

Read it as you prefer – it's WAY-OUT because it helps you create an alternative (or many!) to your current situation, but it's WAY-OUT also because it's unconventional and creative.

Lovely to meet you, and just go ahead and call me Fede.


I’m based in Belfast, Northern Ireland (where I also teach NLP-based courses at Queen’s University), but I offer online coaching to beautiful humans and associations all over the world in English, Italian and Greek.


Now tell me something. It feels great when you want to drive somewhere and your GPS takes you right there, doesn’t it? But how frustrating is it when you end up in the middle of nowhere rather than outside that fancy restaurant?

I know, I know. And life is often the same. Getting to the wrong place and feeling all stuck and frustrated and ‘incomplete’. Maybe you want to get away from a boring routine (“Where’s my ‘me time’ gone?!”) or some negative behaviour (“Oh, those chocolate biscuits before bed!”). Or maybe it’s about achieving something you’ve had in mind for quite a while – getting that crafty project done or finally managing to speak in front of other people or even gaining a certain state of mind (“If only I were a bit more confident, damn!”).


In any case, it’s really about updating that GPS. And I’ll help you with that – I’ll help you update your model of the world (that is, the GPS in your brain) to get where you want to be. Coaching is precisely that – creating choices where you see none. Bringing you to the centre of the room if you’re feeling cornered. Opening a door in the wall in front of you. Changing that annoying voice you keep hearing all the time in your head into the most empowering self-celebrating slogan.

Stagnant waters smell bad. And so do disorientation, 'stuckness' and frustration. While here at The WAY-OUT Coaching I can smell the scent of a novelty breeze, positive transformation and your own development as a beautiful human. It's called 'Eau de Self-Growth' and it's amazing.


Coaching is literally for everybody who wants a change in their life. Here at The WAY-OUT Coaching I have loads of experience working with a wide range of people: women; young adults; expats and people from an ethnic minority background (and no, we don't like the word 'minority' either); LGBTQIA+; students & teachers, including academics; community workers; people who work in the arts sector; self-employed folks and small business owners.

I know how being 'different' feels like. And I'd love to help you make a difference with your difference.

And if you don’t identify with any of the categories above, then contact me even sooner. You know why? Because if I know nothing about your environment, if I don’t feel your pain, if I don’t naturally get ‘where you’re coming from’, if in a way we don’t seem to speak the same language, I’ll ask you to explain, to paraphrase, to simplify – “Try to tell me what the problem is in five words maximum” or “Explain me what you’re going through as if I were six years old”. And by explaining, paraphrasing and simplifying, you’ll suddenly realise things are simpler than what they seem. They’re easier to fix than you thought. All those letters and words and sentences were just keeping you away from the essence of your happiness.


To know more, visit my website and then decide if you want to get in touch now or later. Ever noticed that ‘act’ is part of the word ‘cont-act’? Oh, well…

What are you saying? Still 90 seconds to spare? That’s all the time you need to get to know my Coaching philosophy by watching this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGBlj7WOniE&t=3s


And finally, I’d just like to say that if you don’t trust my word, that’s alright. I never ever get offended.

But you might trust my Testimonials, so here below you’ll find some bits and bobs coming from those beautiful humans I had the joy to work with:

I loved working with Federica. She walked me through the whole process in a non-judgemental and thought-provoking way. (Virginia, 34, Spanish living in NI, Business Owner and Author)

On one miserable day, talking with Federica brought me back my natural positive humour. She was my Magic Mirror. Huge thanks to this brilliant woman! (Chiara, 46, Italian living in Scotland, NHS)

I felt this coaching experience made a positive contribution to my sense of fulfilment and happiness in my retirement. (Joan, 66, Irish, Retired Probation Officer/Manager)

Federica is fantastic with coaching. With her help, patience and guidance I was able to give myself the opportunity to look at my life, set realistic goals and achieve them to enhance my quality of life. […] I still apply the techniques I learned. I cannot recommend her highly enough! (AMcC, 42, Northern Irish, Civil Servant)

Techniques which were taught to me by Federica to reduce anxiety, to reclaim a feeling of calm in stressful situations, I have found to be particularly useful. I finished […] with a newfound confidence in my ability to cope with the demands of daily life, particularly during Lockdown. (Sheila, Irish, Retired Teacher)


At The WAY-OUT Coaching I believe that being proud of ourselves and our achievements is our right but also our responsibility.

Are you one of us? x

Training, qualifications & experience

I’m a qualified Life Coach and NLP practitioner. I have have a PhD in Foreign Languages and Linguistics, a Foundation Diploma in Life Coaching, a Diploma in Business Performance and Life Coaching, and a Certification of Practitioner in the Science and Art of Neuro Linguistic Programming. I’m a member of the Association for Coaching (AC), the Association for NLP (ANLP) and the UKCPD (UK College for Personal Development).

Member organisations


Association for Coaching

The Association for Coaching is one of the leading professional bodies for Coaches and Organisations.

The Association is made up of a number of different membership categories, e.g. Associate Member (AMAC), Member (MAC), Accredited Member (AC Accred), with the different categories standing for different levels of training and experience. Accredited Members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

The Association has a Code of Ethics & Good Practice and a Complaints Procedure.


The Association for NLP

The Association for Neuro Linguistic Programming (ANLP) is a UK Association for NLP Professionals.


Free initial online session

Additional information


The key-word here is self-worth.

Ok, coaching doesn't usually come as cheap as a packet of your favourite crisps (and if it does, well we'd ask some questions...), and this is for a reason - it's money you're investing in yourself and your long-term well-being.

How much do you price a service that can help you get out of a dead-end street? That can equip you with some great skills for life? That can empower you to take control of your life, and not just now but in the long term too?

Email me to find out prices and special offers for:

  • your first session / any session bought individually;
  • the following 3 sessions bought together (10% discount);
  • a monthly plan with 2 or 3 sessions per month, for at least 3 months (10% discount).

Any 1-2-1 session is 45 to 75 minutes long, depending on your individual and therefore unique situation. To find out where the sessions take place and to get an idea of what we'll do together, have a look at the Coaching & NLP section of our website.


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Not free on Thu and Fri morning or afternoon? Just get in touch and we'll figure something out!


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Additional languages


English, Greek

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Dr Federica Ferrieri

Dr Federica Ferrieri