About Ali Scott
I believe learning changing and moving forward in life can be a creative and enjoyable process and I am delighted to be able to work with people, teaching them the 'how' of change. At the heart of both my professional and personal life has always been communication and ideas, plus a very real pleasure in life and nature.
My love of creatures led to a BSc. in Zoology. A passion for people and need to be practically active led me to work with Youthline and other community organizations where I trained and worked as a Counsellor. Although rewarding, this work didn't satisfy my need for systemic change and so I began looking for creative solutions and began an artistic career, gaining a Diploma in Film Making, script-writing for TVNZ and copy for RNZ.
I also travelled and lived in Europe. In London, I worked as a script-writer and developed my own work, including short stories and poetry (watch this space). Whilst living in Germany I worked as an English Language teacher.
Discovering the field of NLP and training as a Master Practitioner and Coach, brought it all together. This involved loving life, caring about others, finding practical solutions, understanding how words create vision and appreciating the structure of real and imaginary drama, plus the nuances of language and learning how people learn.
NLP has transformed the way I see human growth and potential and, in my view, is evidence that human development is a constructive and creative process.
Working professionally with these skills was the logical next step, so I have set up in private practice in Christchurch.
I am active in professional development including regular professional supervision and ongoing training with both national and international trainers. I am also a passionate writer who loves 'spreading the word' about the incredible benefits of NLP.
Special areas of expertise include
- Weight and Food Issue
- Parenting Challenges
- Trauma & Phobia
- Stress & Anxiety
- Relationship Difficulties