Neuro-Linguistic Psychotherapy & Counselling Association (NLPtCA)

Exists to...

  • Develop and maintain standards for the practice of Neuro-Linguistic Psychotherapy and Counselling 
  • As a professional body, monitor the activities and further the interests of its members
  • Represent the interests of NLPtCA to other professional and regulatory authorities engaged in the field of psychotherapy and counselling
  • Promote Neuro-Linguistic Psychotherapy and Counselling to a wider public and to further the use of the techniques, training and practice of NLPt in personal development.

NLPtCA members are qualified NLPt psychotherapists and other NLP professionals, including NLP Practitioners and Master Practitioners, and NLP coaches, who facilitate clients in making deep changes in their lives at identity or belief level.  The Association develops, maintains and monitors standards promoting safe, ethical and professionally competent psychotherapeutic practice.

NLPtCA is professional home to therapists and NLP professionals who value being in a therapy-based community. Working as a professional therapist means operating in the same domain as the original NLP exemplars, Erickson, Satir, et al. 

Providing therapy often means working with clients on clinically diagnosed mental health issues and clinical conditions.  Many psychotherapists specialise in particular conditions including trauma and PTSD; severe depression; extreme anxiety; addictions.

Not all qualified psychotherapists practice as therapists. For some the training is a way of deepening their understanding and confidence.  In turn this can help them push their professional practice to “the next level” as trainers, business and executive coaches and organisational coaches.

NLPtCA was formed originally under the name of The Psychotherapy and Counselling Section (PCS) of the ANLP back in 1991 and continues to this day as an accrediting member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).  By training as a Neuro-Linguistic Psychotherapist you can become a professional psychotherapist accredited by the national body for psychotherapy in the UK using NLP as your modality.


    NLPtCA is a not-for-profit company, dedicated to developing and promoting the use of NLP in therapeutic and counselling settings.

    NLPtCA is a Member Organisation of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). This umbrella organisation seeks to apply national standards across the whole range of approaches to psychotherapy and counselling.

    You can find out more details about Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) from some of the member organisations that exist, including the Association of NLP (ANLP), the International NLP Trainers Association (INLPTA) and The Professional Guild of NLP.

    NLPtCA members are active contributors to: The NLP Conference.

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