What is NLP and how can it help you...

Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) harnesses the power of language to break down the mental barriers we unknowingly create for ourselves. As a qualified Master Practitioner and Coach I can use this technique in our coaching together to help you realise that the only thing holding you back in life is yourself. On this page, we answer your questions about NLP, including how it works, and what it can help with.

NLP meaning

“Neuro” meaning nerve, refers to the way we gather information from the outside world, using our five senses. “Linguistic” is the study of language, referring to the way we make sense of said information by organising it into the structure of language. Finally, “programming” is our way of controlling something. This refers to how we interpret the world and how we control our daily actions, choices and behaviours.
NLP is considered to be one of the most useful and accessible tools to come from modern psychology and can assist with:
• stress management
• improving feelings of empathy
• improving communication skills
• resolving destructive Relationship patterns

What is NLP used for

Neuro-linguistic programming is often regarded as 'a toolkit for the mind', and because of this, NLP is used to improve all areas of a person’s life. It is known to be particularly effective for improving the following situations:

  • Anxiety and stress

NLP coaching can be an effective method for fighting feelings of stress and anxiety because it identifies the thought patterns that may be causing the pressure. As soon as these unconscious thought patterns are recognised, they can be challenged.

  • Health and well-being

One of the most important ideas underpinning NLP is that the mind and body are closely connected. When exercising, for example, people will experience positive mental and physical energy. By improving the way, we approach and think about the world, we can improve the health and well-being of our bodies.

  • Fears and phobias

NLP is well-known for its effectiveness in helping people cope with fears and phobias. Like with anxiety and stress, NLP can reveal the thought process behind the often ‘irrational’ fear. NLP can help to change how a person thinks and feels about what was causing them fear so that they are no longer afraid.

  • Relationships

Relationships are based on communication, and problems often arise when people are not communicating or expressing how they really feel. NLP can help a person become more aware of how they communicate. Understanding this can help people accept that others may have different views: one opinion is not wrong or right. With NLP coaching, practitioners hope that by developing empathy skills, a person will find it easier to build strong and long-lasting relationships.

  • Confidence

It is common for people to see an NLP practitioner for relief from their own self-doubt and limitations. The techniques used can help the person break old habits and beliefs and gain new opportunities. NLP is effective in boosting an individual’s confidence by teaching them how to make decisions based on their dreams, rather than fears.

  • Business

NLP is an excellent tool for understanding people and their ways of communication. In terms of business, learning these tips from an NLP coach will help a person improve how they communicate, enhancing their ability to empathise and negotiate with colleagues, employees, and managers.

How does NLP work?

NLP teaches us how changing the way we perceive the world can lead us to adjust and adapt our behaviours in order to live the life we dream of. An NLP practitioner will encourage clients to transform limiting self-beliefs and move out of their comfort zones. Breaking barriers and taking chances only helps to develop a fuller, happier and infinitely more satisfying life.
While NLP is a vast and complex practice, the fundamental ideas behind it can be broken down into three parts - subjectivity, maps and language.

What does an NLP practitioner do?

People communicate feelings in different ways. Most of these feelings are actually communicated unconsciously, be it through tone, volume, pace, facial expressions, body language and words.
NLP practitioners are trained to recognise these subtle, unconscious clues so that they can understand how their client is feeling. A practitioner can identify the self-imposed restrictions the clients have put on themselves by unveiling the client’s mental map and working with them to move forward.

The three most common types of limiting beliefs include:
  • hopelessness
  • worthlessness
  • helplessness

It’s easy for people to set themselves up for failure if they are constantly thinking negative thoughts. Beliefs such as, “I’m not good enough” or “other people are better than me” can limit experience and the chance of accomplishment.

The Process


I offer a Complimentary 30-minute Clarity Call so you can get really clear on what you want to achieve from working with a coach. It’s also an opportunity to see if we are the right fit for each other. There is no commitment at this stage.


After our clarity call you will book in your sessions for us to work together.


This is your time in a safe space to explore, be curious and initiate change that is fulfilling, eye opening and achievable in line with your goals.