Nina Madden

Nina Madden

Nina Madden - NLP Therapist, Coach & Trainer of NLP, Coaching and Hypnotherapy


My name is Nina Madden. I have over thirteen years’ experience working with private clients from all walks of life. Using a unique blend of NLP, Coaching, IEMT, Hypnosis, Guided Journeys and more, I help my clients let go of the past, overcome trauma, and move purposefully and authentically forward in life. Working with me you will quickly see real tangible results. 

I am the founder of The Professional Coaching with NLP Programme, also accredited and approved by the ABNLP and Endorsed by the ILM (Institute of Leadership and Management). This programme qualifies you as an NLP Practitioner, Life Coach (Personal Performance Coach) and NLP Master Practitioner in just five weeks. In addition to learning NLP and Coaching, you will also discover the powerful methodologies of Transformational Story Telling, Metaphors, Archetypes and Hero's Journey. 

Visit the website to learn more.


If you wish to change something in your life, overcome past trauma, deal with difficult emotions, heal, and simply move on you can book a series of sessions with me that will help you do just that. I've over ten years’ experience working with trauma, past abuse, difficult emotions, anxiety, and hurt. In just a few sessions you will feel freer and lighter and more empowered than you have in a long time. 

Or you want to find passion, step into your power, and figure out what your life's purpose is. Since 2007 I have helped countless individuals change their lives. In just a couple of sessions you will find passion, excitement, enjoyment, and optimism again. You will be keen to start planning and creating and you will be supported to make your new vision come true. 

If you are a high achiever dealing with stress, pressure, avoidance, addiction, or lack of motivation just a few sessions will get you back on track and help you deal with overwhelm, stress and pressure. I have worked with high achievers since 2010 to bring a new kind of joy and energy to their lives without sacrificing their high achievements. The work we do will help you let go of stress and enjoy your success more. Likewise, if you feel you have plateaued and you want your mojo back then this is exactly what we will achieve.

I also work with women who are on the cusp of a new life and a new identity. They're fed up of feeling bored and ready to make the next ten years the best it's ever been. Together we will get your mojo back, get you stepping into the real you and embrace the power and passion within to create something special and unique for you. 

I also work with actors, creatives and producers who have had considerable success in their careers but for some reason have plateaued. In just a few weeks your career will be re-invigorated, and you will find that passion and excitement again and you will see real life results. 

Visit my website to book in a free consultation to start moving forward.


December 2020 

"I have just completed the @NinaMadden life coach, NLP Practitioner and Master Practitioner course. Nina is a very capable and professional instructor in this field and her experience showed from start to finish. The course is excellently structured and delivered. In these unsure Covid times Nina has pivoted excellently into the online arena and her control of the sessions were seamless. The service she offers post course is also reassuring and a bonus in itself. This is more than a course, it is the beginning of a new and exciting journey. If you, like I was, are in any doubt whether to do this course.... go for it. You won't be disappointed." Seamus McMannus - The Professional Coaching With NLP Programme 

November 2020:

"It was back in April of 2020 where Covid emerged in our lives with a lock down and life seemed to suspend itself. I decided that I needed to do something enjoyable, refreshing and life altering, something I never seemed to have the time before. Well, it ended up by wonderfully refreshing and upgrading my skillset, redefining my life’s purpose and embarking into a new professional territory.

I did not know Nina. I was intrigued by Nina’s boutique-type training offering, as I would polish my Coaching skills, I was using as an executive and as a consultant, in the business world. Moreover, I’d enter the world of NLP, something I really resonated with for so many years.

Nina herself is action-focused, very direct, no-nonsense, Coach and Trainer. She knows how to approach the subject matters in a simple BUT not simplistic manner making sure you glide with her along the approx. 5-week transforming experience. Exactly what I wanted and needed. I wanted life impact, and I invested because I wanted to ensure I’d see change.

The course is brilliantly designed. Nina connects the dots as you learn & practice in tandem. In the process you add a definite layer of experiential sophistication from a skilful field Teacher. One should not underestimate the importance of the pre-reading material (text and videos) required to go through before the Training begins. Moreover, I found extremely worthy the reading list Nina shared on both Coaching and NLP and you can go through post the Training course. The knowledge from those books will act as a strong multiplier effect for practitioners in the field.

At a time where there was plenty of uncertainty and felt overwhelmed, I got:
A lifetime self-improvement toolkit, an upgraded mindset, some significant shadow work integration(ongoing), purposeful steps in work related evolution and life itself. Finally, I worked closely, through this process, with some special individuals, beautiful souls! We have, since then, created a group, working frequently on zoom improving ourselves through our experiences as we improve the lives of others.
Thank you, Nina!" -
Spyros Gousetis - The Professional Coaching With NLP Programme 

December 2020 

Thank you, Nina, for taking me on a fantastic journey. The NLP Accredited & Life Coaching course exceeded any expectations I could have imagined. I had no idea the transformational impact it would have on my outlook to life as well as providing outstanding training from a real expert in NLP.

You were able to deliver a professional course over Zoom, which was impactful, insightful and passed on your extensive knowledge and experience of NLP and Coaching. As a group, we created an incredible bond which will transcend the end of the course, which you beautifully facilitated.

I have ended the programme with an extensive understanding of NLP and feel confident to help others with the training I have received.

The manuals and ongoing support you give leave me safe in the knowledge and assurance that you are committed to us all being successful and have been great points of reference."
Carolyn Beckford - The Professional Coaching With NLP Programme 

"This programme is like being given a window to your soul." - Jonathan Handcock, Learning and Development Manager, NLP Practitioner Certification. 

"Nina's coaching just works." Mark Culmer - News International, private client. 

"I can honestly say this is the best investment I have made in my entire life." Diane Appiah - The Professional Coaching With NLP Programme 2017 

“I completed my NLP Practitioner certificate with Nina in January and 4 months later I am still reflecting on how impressive Nina's skills are in creating a supportive and engaging learning experience. Throughout this programme Nina's broad and deep expertise, knowledge and experience were clear and she demonstrated a phenomenal ability to communicate and share this with us as learners." - Wendy Cognazelik 


If you like what you are reading here and are interested in either working with me privately, or train to become a Coach, pop over to the website and book a free call.

Look forward to speaking with you! 


  • Accredited Trainer of NLP, Hypnotherapy & Life Coaching - trained by INPLTA Master trainer Terri Ann Laws - author of "Help I am Going Crazy"
  • Accredited Trainer of NLP, Sue Kight, Master Trainer of NLP 
  • Changing Beliefs - Robert Dilts, ITS, London
  • Diploma in Real Skills Hypnotherapy, a practical, skills-based Hypnotherapy programme. Terri Ann Laws at Mental Combat, Cape Town, South Africa.
  • Master Practitioner of Time Line Therapy® - a powerful method for therapeutic change. Trained in Time Line Therapy®, created by Tad James, M.S., PhD., and Dr. Wyatt Woodsmall, Master INLPTA trainer of NLP, by David Shephard, Master Trainer of Time-line Therapy® in the UK
  • Master Practitioner of Hypnotherapy, also trained by David Shephard, Master Trainer of Time-line Therapy® in the UK
  • Master Practitioner of NLP. Attended and qualified with several Master Trainers including David Shephard, of the Performance Partnership (ABNLP), Sue Knight (ANLP), and Terri Ann Laws (INLPTA)
  • Licensed to perform the Personal Breakthrough Session.
  • Qualified Personal Life Coach by the Coaching Academy, the original training body for Life Coaches in the UK. Qualified with a Distinction.
  • Qualified Reiki Practitioner – Level 1 Usui Shiki Ryoho
  • Qualified Reiki Practitioner - Level 2 Usui Shiki Ryoho
  • Qualified Domestic Violence Training, Refuge, the National Charity for Domestic Violence, UK
  • Qualified in Domestic Violence, Homelessness & The Law - Refuge, the National Charity for Domestic Violence, UK
  • Diploma HIV/AIDS Awareness, Cara Life – Cara Trust, UK
  • Masters of Art, in Contemporary and Post War Art, from Sotheby’s Institute of Art
  • Masters of Art, in Arts Criticism, from City University. Thesis explored trauma and memory in the poetry of Paul Celan and sculptures of Doris Salcedo.


NLP Practitioner

Trained by Whole Being

NLP Master Practitioner

Trained by The Performance Partnership

NLP Trainer

Trained by Sue Knight

NLP Coach

Trained by The Coaching Academy

Specialist skills

  • Breakthrough Sessions
  • Business Coaching
  • Confidence Building
  • Eating Disorders
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Limiting Beliefs
  • Memory Strategies
  • Motivation
  • Phobias
  • Relationships
  • Stress Management
  • Team Building

Training offered

  • Introductory
  • Diploma
  • Practitioner
  • Master Practitioner
  • Specialised Workshops

Recognised / regulated by

  • ILM

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Teresa Marshall

A review by Teresa Marshall

Training with Nina was a really engaging and absorbing experience. I was amazed at how much I learned in a 7 day NLP course. This was partly facilitated by the size of the group - 5 people - so we all got a lot of attention!
Nina was very patient and answered a variety of questions that came up throughout the course while never losing focus of what we were working on at the time.
She is extremely knowledgeable about the subject and used both humour and engaging examples to get her points across. She also gave additional help and feedback beyond the NLP techniques whenever requested - and sometimes even when not requested!
I chose Nina as a trainer as one of my criteria for training was to learn an extra tool to use as a coach. The course way exceeded my expectations and gave me more confidence to trust my unconscious and my instincts. Thank you Nina!

Steve McKoy

A review by Steve McKoy

I completed the NLP Practitioner course with Nina in March 2016 and found it so life changing I returned to complete the Life Coaching certificate in April 2017 which has also been just amazing! Nina's approach is to have small sized groups which enables the training to be personal and extremely effective. Her style is relaxed but also thorough and not only is she a real professional she's an inspiration. I have already recommended both courses to friends and colleagues. So if you're seriously planning to do either of the above courses I would highly recommend that you do them with Nina.

Stacy Sanders

A review by Stacy Sanders

I attended an NLP Master Practitioner course run by Nina in early 2017. I was extremely impressed with how Nina ran the course - it was an intimate, boutique approach that felt very comfortable, yet she maintained a very high standard of professionalism throughout the whole course. We were worked hard whilst being supported constantly. The end result was I learned and grew a huge amount over a relatively short time frame. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Nina to anyone who wants to better understand the power of NLP!

A review by Faith Hill

“I’d always been intrigued by NLP and when i was looking around for trainings, a friend highly recommended Nina Madden’s NLP Practitioner course. It was the best investment of time and money for me! It has helped me grow my own coaching business, Spark Escapes. I’ve stayed in touch with Nina ever since, not only as a mentor, but as a friend also; her constant support and motivation has proven invaluable to me and my growth as a person and coach. I’m now using my NLP skills with my own clients and have also taken up her Life Coaching certification. I’m excited about the future this has created for me! Thank you Nina!” Faith Hill

Jonathan Handcock

A review by Jonathan Handcock

I am a L&D Facilitator with 25 years in People Development. I design and deliver high quality residential experiential learning experiences which really bring to life key areas of development for our clients. Using a mix of adventurous outdoor activities, problem-solving challenges and highly insightful discussion and debrief our clients achieve sustainable results in terms of better Leadership, Team & Management Development. I am always looking for ways in which to achieve more sustainable results for clients which is what steered me towards NLP.

Having seen the impact NLP had on me and on others I was keen to pursue it. I was aware that this would help me within my new line management role as I was keen to have a successful working relationship with my small team. I was also aware that this could help me on a number of levels during the learning cycle with clients, for example building genuine rapport with clients, improving facilitation and delivery and reducing my own stress levels.

Once I decided that NLP was the next stage of my personal development journey I had to traverse the minefield of internet searches for a good provider. After looking through dozens of websites I was overwhelmed and, quite frankly, confused. I let the dust settle for a week or so before approaching my search differently. I thought about what was important for me in a provider and I identified key criteria which closely reflected my values. I found myself looking for a provider who would not have large groups as I value the one-to-one and small group environment, but most importantly I was looking for somebody with integrity. The latter criteria enabled me to eliminate a surprising number of providers whose websites were more geared towards data capture than providing me with the information I needed. My revised search left me with a short list of… er… just one. That was Nina!

I dropped Nina an initial e-mail with a few questions and when she called me later that day I was so impressed with her approach that I looked no further. Despite it being a few months before I could attend Nina’s programme, she was highly respectful of the fact that I wanted to contact her with a date and I was never chased.

The impact of the NLP on my professional life cannot be underestimated. At Bowles we work increasingly with prestigious clients (including John Lewis, British Airways, Laing O’Rourke). The impact has been at all levels of my working relationships with these clients. It has helped me to have greater influence in stakeholder meetings as well as more tools for getting the best from delegates. The rapport building techniques have enabled a greater impact with delegates on a one-to-one level. I also noticed that the decision makers within client organisations equate NLP with an increased level of credibility.

There were other unexpected spin-offs: I could manage relationships outside of work far better and I have used techniques to assist friends to move out of unhelpful states. I also sleep far better at night especially before running large, complex events.

Victoire Mazounie

A review by Victoire Mazounie

Choosing the right NLP Practitioner course is so difficult - every provider has something different to offer. Where Nina really sets herself apart is the number of people who take part in this course. She restricts this to a limited number which allows you to really practice the techniques and embed your learning. We were fortunate to only be 5!! She creates a warm, environment which makes you want to learn more. It took me 2 years to decide the course I wanted to invest in - Nina was the one that first caught my eye and the one I chose to go with 2 years later! I am so pleased to have followed my gut instinct as learning from Nina was a truly rewarding experience. It was a wonderful course Nina and I cannot wait to set up my own NLP business. Thank you for instilling confidence in me.

A review by Donna-Marie Barrell

I recently completed an NLP Practitioner course run by Nina. Nina created a very welcoming, warm and relaxed environment in which to learn. We were a small group of learners which meant it was easier for us to get to know each other, and there was sufficient time to practise the exercises and ask questions.

Nina is clearly an extremely experienced trainer. There was certainly a lot to take in over the course, however Nina's use of humour and method of teaching made this a very interesting and enjoyable learning experience. I would not hesitate in recommending Nina's courses to others who wish to train in NLP.

A review by Joseph Barrell

I have just completed the NLP Practitioner course with Nina Madden. Nina's knowledge, and ability to impart this to others is impressive. The training days are full and there is a lot to consider. However, the only time success comes before work is in a dictionary, and having put the work in, I am now a qualified Practitioner. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Nina for a first class course, conducted in a warm and friendly environment. I have no doubt whatsoever in highly recommending Nina's course to others who are considering walking this pathway. You have absolutely nothing to lose, and everything to gain.

Raj Sembi

A review by Raj Sembi

I really enjoyed the NLP Practitioner course taught by Nina. The style of teaching was always engaging and the atmosphere, very relaxed and comfortable. The group was small and intimate which made the learning process more effective for me.

The course was very well structured and I discovered so much about NLP that I never knew.

I'm now looking forward to studying the Master Practitioner course.

Jennifer matthews

A review by Jennifer matthews

It is so difficult to chose a course. There are so many to look at and check out and as you do it, it gets increasingly difficult to choose. When I chose Nina I went with my instincts . I was not wrong. Nina and her course were more than I expected. A Stimulating and engaging course, in a comfortable and easy going setting. The group was small , which is a great advantage , as it allows you to question and talk at ease. Nina was very clear in her explanations and the course , although challenging was easy to follow thanks to Nina's clear explanations and great manual. Thank you Nina. I will see you again as I intend to do the coaching and master Practitioner courses as soon as possible . Till then I am proud to be a certified Practitioner, by Nina Madden. Jennifer Matthews