How to Choose a Good NLP Professional The practice of NLP is currently unregulated, so we strongly recommend that you do your due diligence before engaging the services of any NLP Professional. Back to knowledge base Choosing a Good NLP Professional Share Tweet LinkedIn Pin The practice of NLP is currently unregulated, so we strongly recommend that you do your due diligence before engaging the services of any NLP professional. After all, as with any purchase you make you want to know that you have got the best “product” for your particular developmental area. Finding an NLP professional is the same and it is important to consider all relevant information before you choose your NLP professional. Here are some things for you to consider when doing your due diligence: Contact the professional/company personally with any queries that you may have. Have a list of questions ready to ask so you extract all the information you need to make an informed decision. By talking to the person directly you can get an idea of what techniques they use, the cost and their general coaching style, all important factors in your final decision. It is important to check the certification of any NLP professional and establish how they trained - with a plethora of online courses now available, make sure you engage the services of a professional who has, at the very least, achieved their certification through reputable, face to face training - after all, you wouldn't trust a doctor or lawyer who has only learned their trade online, would you? Consider what particular area of your life you would like to deal with. As NLP can be used to deal with such a wide range of issues you will find that some specialise in specific areas, for example, education, phobias, eating disorders etc. By specifying what area of your life you would like your professional to address, you are more likely to find the person most able to support you. Establish how far you are willing to travel. Setting these simple guidelines early on will help you to go through the elimination process far more efficiently and effectively. Ask for testimonials and client reviews - this often proves to be a really useful tool in the decision making process. Testimonials and reviews from previous clients can give you a more objective view of the services and outcomes that the practitioner offers. Check their professionalism especially regarding their insurance, professional memberships and contractual arrangements. Choose a professional who is, at least, a member of, or accredited by a reputable organisation which has a Code of Ethics and a Complaints Procedure. All Members of ANLP agree to adhere to, and are governed by the ANLP Code of Ethics. Members are also required to provide copies of NLP qualifications and external references, all of which are checked and verified by the ANLP team. In addition, ANLP has a Complaints Procedure in place to deal with concerns about any member. These Membership Criteria ensure that all ANLP members hold the appropriate certifications, adhere to the ANLP Code of Ethics and pledge to hold themselves responsible and accountable to ANLP, should any issue arise. As an independent NLP organisation without affiliation to any specific training company, ANLP can offer impartial advice across the field of NLP. Click here to find an NLP professional.