Neuro-Linguistic Programming with a Difference


Neuro-Linguistic Programming is the art and science of personal excellence and communication. In therapy and coaching it is a particularly effective methodology for understanding how we think and how that thinking leads to our behaviour.

Furthermore, NLP is brilliant at interrupting and changing old thinking patterns that lead to unhelpful behaviour. .

NLP takes the change process a stage further as it teaches you how to master your thinking to feel in control and move forward to personal excellence in whatever field or situation. This is why the subject is popular for personal and professional development training such as my ‘NLP for Life’  and ‘NLP Practitioner’ courses. 

NLP is for clients who don’t necessarily want to dwell on the past, but want to deal with it and pro-actively move forward learning new strategies to achieve their goals.

NLP Coaching is suitable for helping with the following types of situations:

  • Re-programming negative thinking
  • Eliminating fears and phobias
  • Changing habitual behaviour
  • Overcoming obstacles to problems 
  • Procrastination
  • Peak Performance - sport, business and personal
  • Public Speaking
  • Goal setting and achievement
  • Mind Mastery in terms of thinking for success
  • Personal resourceful state management
  • Developing strategies to improve performance
  • Creativity strategies
  • Decision Making

NLP Coaching is also suited to working both in person or online so is flexible to suit most busy individuals. Although initial work is usually done in one hour sessions, follow up support sessions are available online as 30 minute sessions. 

The difference is that I am a Meta Master Practitioner and Trainer of NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) and have trained and coached thousands of individuals and professionals including doctors, therapists and healthcare professionals in NLP since the late nineties. I have also assisted the co-creator of NLP, Dr Richard Bandler on his NLP courses and I am personally recommended by him. My corporate clients over the years have included James Paget University Hospital, Colchester University Hospital, Norfolk Constabulary, Waveney District Council, Broadland District Council, Norfolk County Council, May Gurney, Norwich and Peterborough, CITB, Adnams, Greene King, Scottish and Newcastle PLC and many more.

Testimonials About NLP Training

“Brilliant! The strength of John Plester's NLP training lies in the fact that he tailors his teaching to his client. In other words; he takes into account your own life skills and experiences and in what setting you wish to use NLP skills. The positive outcome being that you're left in no doubt as to how to apply those skills to both your own life and your particular field of employment. I found his teaching methods and printed materials really brought the various applications of NLP to life and made the course thoroughly enjoyable!”

Trisha Goddard, TV Presenter 'Trisha Show'

“As a total newcomer to NLP I was impressed with John's knowledge and delivery of the subject. I really enjoyed the Boot Camp and am keen to practice what I've learnt and would like to learn more. thanks to John and all the team!”

K.P., Manager

“The NLP Boot Camp was a very good way of getting an introduction into NLP. Having read some of the concepts before, personally I felt I've gained alot of insight by practicing it with other people and interacting with more experienced practitioners. John has the ability to explain concepts of NLP in an easy to understand form. All in all highly recommended!”

R.D., IT Consultant

“I really enjoyed the NLP One to One Practitioner Training and am delighted with the new skills that it has given me for my 'tool box'. The style of presentation was well paced and easy to understand, with a good balance of theory and practical exercises. The One to One nature of the training allowed for time to focus on particulalr areas and to tailor the learning to my individual needs. John’s delivery style is friendly and approachable, combined with a wealth of knowledge and practical experience (and a good sense of humour!), which is beneficial to any student.”

L S-J, Empowerment Coach

“The one-to-one NLP Practitioner course is an ideal way to learn the theory and practice of NLP. My working one-to-one with John, you have the freedom to ask John to tailor the course specifically to your own needs. This is an ideal way to gain Continuing Professional Development, in a time-limited working environment. The weekend ‘NLP Boot Camps’he offers as part of this training, give you the opportunity to gain practical experience, working with others. I came away with new knowledge, skills and more importantly, the confidence to pass on what I have learnt to others.”

Andrea Rippon, Staff Development Officer, University of East Anglia

“Learning NLP has transformed both my own life and dramatically elevated my work with clients to new levels! My clients get so much more from me now..real and immediate and tangible results! John's teaching style and connection with his students is inspiring! A big thank you! ”

Mike Buckley, Hypnotherapist

“Having recently completed the intensive, one to one, three day, NLP Practitioner course, provided by John Plester, I can highly recommend him! His friendly, relaxed demeanour instantly put me at ease, dissolving any initial apprehension; whilst John’s unique style of tuition, coupled with his dry sense of humour, made this an entertaining, learning experience! Tailoring his course to fit your own, specific needs, John utilises your existing knowledge, to gently guide you through the learning process. I can honestly say that I thoroughly enjoyed every minute and emerged with the confidence and motivation to apply my enhanced skill-set on a daily basis. At half the price of many similar, NLP courses, John Plester offers fantastic value for money!”

M.Y., Teacher

“The one-to-one course was adapted to meet my individual requirements, needs and availability. I was able to work entirely at my own pace which suited my complicated working patterns. The modules were tailored to meet my own preferences for the use of NLP in my working environment - at times this was achieved dynamically as my working situation shifted! The course is an absolute must for those who wish to take NLP to the next level, and have to fit their studies around a complicated lifestyle. John Plester is a fantastic tutor - patient, humorous and flexible.”

M.S., NLP Coach

“I came to John Plester suffering from severe anxiety after experiencing a number of highly stressful life events within a short space of time.  I had one TFT Voice Technology session and four NLP coaching sessions (all by telephone), which I found extremely helpful in reducing anxiety and changing negative thought patterns.   I also downloaded the “Unleash the Change Within” CD, which reinforced some of the techniques I learned during the sessions with John.  The CD had an immediate calming effect and, although I listened to it every day at first, I now only need it occasionally as a relaxation tool.  After four months off, I am back at work full time and improving every week.  I know that I have learned tools that will help me deal with stressful situations for the rest of my life.  I found John to be professional and understanding and would highly recommend his services.”

C.R., Ipswich

“I thoroughly enjoyed attending John’s training programme. This course has further equipped me with useful skills which were complimentary to my previous training’”

A.S, Human Givens Psychotherapist

“'The course has given me the qualities needed to become the person I wanted to be!'”

G.C, Life Coach

“'An enjoyable, stimulating course using humour and plenty of rapport to achieve a good basic knowledge as well as usable skills'”

Dr M.T, G P

“'A great learning experience, I wish I had done this many years ago!' ”

N.K, Life Coach

“'The training has given me so many resources and tools to use both on a personal and professional level. I have thoroughly enjoyed the course and feel that it has given me something powerful and special'”

K.M, Occupational Therapist

“'As a newly licensed NLP Practitioner, attending the John Plester NLP Boot Camp gave me an opportunity to hone and practise my skills within a monitored environment. I now feel fully equipped to work with real clients, whereas before I was a little hesitant. Within a week I had my first client booked in. I tackled the appointment confident in my abilities and truly consider that the outcome for both client and coach was far more beneficial having invested the time to attend the Boot Camp. Thanks, John!'”

A.D, Style Coach

“‘John Plester was able to bring the NLP skills to life and give me the tools to manage my actions within a challenging workplace so that I could enhance my abilities to support people who are coping with a wide range of life difficulties. On a personal level the training has given me confidenceto follow my own path and trust in my own decisions. It has allowed me to address past, present and future, building on strengths and giving me the tools to develop and change areas that I had previously thought fixed and out of control.’”

I.B, Youth Therapist

“Time to Change”

NLP teaches you how to master your mind and your thinking

“I highly recommend John Plester.”

“He is continually updating his training with the most up-to-date skills I have developed and is licensed internationally through the Society of Neuro-Linguistic Programming.”

Dr Richard Bandler: Author and co-creator of NLP
General Hypnotherapy Register
National Health Service
Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council
East Anglian Institute of Hypnotherapy
Norwich Hypnotherapy Practice
Society of Neuro-Linguistic Programming
National Council of Hypnotherapists
General Hypnotherapy Standards Council
Thought Field Therapy
Freedom Formula
Catalyst For Change
NLP Coaching
About John Plester
Tel 01603 626477