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Who is Alan Johnson?

Alan is a trainer, coach, therapist, change worker.

Alan discovered the power of NLP when he was seeking a solution to his own emotional/ mental health problems. In his early 20s and suffering from depression, Alan knew that medication alone would not help him to be resilient going forward in life.

The search for meaning and understanding took in counselling.

Originally from Shildon, Co Durham and now living in the market town of Northallerton, North Yorkshire, he has learned from life experience, much training and common sense, how to empower and guide other people to get the changes in their life that they are after.

With over 30 years’ experience of working with people in varying roles and environments, and now a full-time trainer of Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP), Integral Eye Movement Therapy (IEMT), Metaphors of Movement (MoM), OldPain2Go, other ‘people skills’ and change working approaches.

Before this he was a qualified general and mental health nurse, having worked in prisons, probation and drug & alcohol services from worker to service manager and commissioner.


15 Years of NLP Training


Alan has been training NLP for almost 15 years to over people from all backgrounds

Having found much frustration with the systems and constraints of being employed, he has found his niche as a trainer and effective change worker/ therapist

His approach is very direct and uses cutting edge techniques, such as Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) Integral Eye Movement Therapy (IEMT), Metaphors of Movement (MoM) and OldPain2Go

This can help with change from where you are- to where you want to be without having to painfully re-live anything, without it taking forever, and without being patronised.

Whether training with us or seeing Alan for individual change work we know it will be effective and possibly even enjoyable!

Who is Jackie Johnson?

Jackie has worked with children, adults and families for over 20 years in differing capacities.

As a children's wellbeing worker she has helped children overcome fears and stresses, manage their disruptive and unhappy behaviour, stay in school and achieve beyond expectations.

Where possible, Jackie works with the school and family too, to support the necessary changes

She has also been commissioned in schools to work individually and in 'psycho-education groups. This group of 6 sessions demonstrated a 75% reduction in recorded behavioural issues within the school.

Jackie works with children in their map of the world, and we have fun which helps change happen easily.

Since 2017, Jackie has been working in partnership with Age UK Teesside and Middlesbrough Council with people who hoard to a dangerous level.

The psychological approached learned have really helped people take control and get fantastic outcomes where it was previously thought there was no possibility for change.


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I have attended several of Alan's training courses and can highly recommend him to anyone. He is extremely knowledgeable and very professional. He is also a genuinely caring person too which I think is just as important as there are a lot of over inflated egos out there!

Lynn Marshall - Registered Nurse

Alan is the best trainer and facilitator I have ever had the pleasure of working with. I have completed four of the Change Working courses and each time I come away more inspired. The NLP has impacted directly in my work in education and classrooms whilst also shining the light on the personal journey which has been life changing. The IEMT has brought an additional layer to coaching my one-to-one clients and each one has reflected that they felt positive change after the process. I can wholeheartedly recommend Alan; his ability to safely challenge, guide for change and hold the group without judgement is a great talent. I am returning next year for more NLP as I can trust the process, the facilitator and maximise my learning.

Anna Robinson - Specialist teacher for SEMH

Loved today’s course. Alan gave a whole new perspective on an intriguing approach. Would
definitely recommend Change Working

Tracey Dunning

Just brilliant! Alan inspires confidence, he's 'a real human being' and doesn't set himself up as 'a guru'. He's passionate about what he does and he shares his knowledge in an open and honest way. He just wants his students to be successful at what they do - both on a personal and professional level.

Valerie Edwards

Would thoroughly recommend Change Working. I have recently attended Alan's Foundation NLP course and I've learned loads about myself and other people. For me, this course and the coaching session that I had have been life changing. Thanks Alan - I will be eternally grateful

Sharon Lewin

Amazing, found this course so interesting and helpful. Alan is a fantastic teacher who is easy
to follow and understand.

Maria Williamson

Alan is a very engaging trainer who uses humour to make the course very enjoyable. I've really enjoyed the course and feel confident to use it with others. Fantastic material, fantastic trainer...when is the advanced IEMT course

Andrea Hopwood

Alan is a very interesting guy and knows his subject well It enabled me to look at a couple of issues I thought I had already dealt with. I feel it helped me to see them in a different way

CR Blackpool

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