What NLP is not...

We frequently get asked "what is NLP?" We want to give you a crystal clear picture of what it is, and do to this, it may be useful to understand something about what NLP is not.

Because many of the original NLP models derived from modelling therapists such as Fritz Perls, Virginia Satir and Milton Erickson, NLP can be perceived as a therapy.

NLP is not:

  • Psychotherapy
  • Psychology
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Counselling
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Therapy

If an NLP Professional has specific qualifcations in any of these fields in addition to their NLP, they may use their NLP to enhance and complement their therapeutic qualifications.

Neurolinguistic psychotherapy is different to NLP and therapists who specialise in this approach are registered with the UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy) and have had a minimum of 4 years clinical training

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