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NLP consists of models, techniques and strategies to help us better understand how our thought processes and behaviour, including the language we use, influences the way we think and the results we get.

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Most of the content on this page has been collated from the website of The Association for NLP (ANLP)

I am a certified Master Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) and a professional member of ANLP. I adhere to their code of ethics to ensure that my clients receive a professional, high-quality service.
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Definition of NLP


NLP stands for ‘Neuro Linguistic Programming’ and has been around since the 1970s when its co-founders, Richard Bandler and John Grinder first modelled the therapists Milton Erickson, Gregory Bateson, Fritz Perls and Virginia Satir.

NLP can be defined as a collection of models, techniques and strategies for modelling excellence, in order to help us better understand how our thought processes and behaviour, including the language we use, influences the way we think and the results we get.

Modelling excellence in any field enables us to bring about a positive change in ourselves and others.

A literal translation of the phrase 'Neuro Linguistic Programming' is that NLP empowers, enables and teaches us to better understand the way our brain (neuro) processes the words we use (linguistic) and how that can impact on our past, present and future (programming).  It gives us strategies for observing human behaviour and learning from the best (and worst) of that!


Simply put, change is possible - all you need is a desire to change and a willingness to learn new ways of being…with yourself, your thoughts and with others.


NLP has been defined as the “users manual for your mind” because studying NLP gives us insights into how our thinking patterns can affect every aspect of our lives.

Applications of NLP Model

NLP is a powerful resource to have - NLP strategies, tools and techniques can be applied to a wide variety of scenarios, challenges and changes in our lives and the lives of those around us.


ANLP believe the applications of NLP fall broadly into four different quadrants, which form the basis of the ‘Applications of NLP Model’ (created in partnership with ANLP Member, Mark Woodhouse of The Performance People).


ANLP specialise in supporting their members in the Personal, Organisational and Educational Development environments.
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Personal Development
  • 1 to 1 coaching

  • NLP Practitioner training

  • Managing specific challenges

    • Weight Loss

    • Smoking cessation

    • Anxieties, fears and stress

    • Presentations and performance

    • Parenting

    • Career changes

Organisational Development
  • Customer services

  • Presentation and communication skills

  • Raising potential and achieving results

  • Management skills

  • High performing teams

  • Conflict resolution

Educational Development
  • Managing Specific challenges

    • Dyslexia

    • Autism and ADHD

    • Behaviour

    • Exam nerves

    • Interview techniques

  • Presentation and communication skills

  • Raising potential and achieving results

  • High performing SLT teams

Clinical Therapy

An NLP professional is not a therapist unless they also have specific qualifications in any of these fields in addition to their NLP.  When they do, they will use their NLP to enhance and complement their therapeutic qualifications.​

  • Mental health issues

  • Psychotherapeutic challenges, such as

    • Depression

    • Anxiety

    • Panic Attacks

  • More complex psychological issues, such as

    • Suicidal ideation

    • Experiencing complex grief

    • Coping with the consequences of physical,
      emotional or sexual abuse

    • Dissociation

  • Trauma and PTSD

  • Addictions

  • Working with

    • Children and Young People

    • Family Therapy

    • Couples Counselling

    • Sex Offenders

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ANLP exists to promote the responsible, ethical and congruent use of NLP amongst all NLP professionals.  They aim to raise professional standards within the field, raise the awareness and credibility of NLP to the public and promote NLP as a viable and reliable personal, organisational and educational development tool.

ANLP have a complaints process in place, should there be a dispute between a client and one of their members.  All members adhere to a Code of Ethics and Conduct and provide external references and the ANLP team verify all member qualifications and certificates.

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