The Centre for Solution Focused Practice
  • Therapy and Coaching

    What happens when you come to us is that we 'get down to business' – the therapy starts from the moment the appointment is made because that’s when very often, if you look out for it, things will begin to improve.

  • In Service Training

    Call BRIEF if you want to add Solution Focused Practice to what you are able to offer your customers. We are the most experienced and innovative team of Practitioner-Trainers you will find.

  • Phone and on-line

    BRIEF now delivers therapy, counselling, coaching and supervision on the phone and on-line. Increasing numbers of people are now choosing to access our services in this way and our experience is that this is just as effective as face to face work.

  • BRIEF Blog

    BRIEF has been a 'hothouse' of creativity and for many years it has taken a leading role in shaping solution focused practice around the world. The Blog provides a window into our thinking.

Therapy Coaching and In-Service Training Courses


Train with BRIEF. Our comprehensive Course Programme offers the most flexible route to becoming an effective enabler of lasting change with individuals, families, groups, teams and whole organisations.

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In-Service Training

Since 1989 BRIEF has delivered over 5000 days of agency-based training to organisations in the Public, Corporate and Voluntary sectors, throughout the UK, across Europe and as far afield as Australia, the USA and Canada.

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Therapy & Coaching

When we are stuck in a problem we can lose sight of where we would prefer to be; a Solution Focused Approach will help you identify and achieve a better future – mostly in less than five meetings.

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BRIEF is unique
We do what we teach and we teach what we do.

We are the world’s leading centre for solution focused practice in therapy and counselling as well as in coaching, leadership, team building and conflict resolution.

BRIEF’s training programme is the most extensive in the world providing inspiration to front-line workers in health, education and social care as well as to senior executives in both public and private enterprise. BRIEF has delivered training in every corner of the UK as well as in over 20 countries across 4 continents. We have worked with drug and alcohol services in Greece, mining managers in Western Australia, Abu Dhabi health service workers, the staff of a school for children with hearing difficulties in Beirut and managers from 28 countries working for a global business and household name.

Brief News

Journal of Solution Focused Practices New Edition

The new edition of the Journal of Solution Focused Practices is now available. Some great pieces including on the state of SF in Finland and Iran as well as and opinion piece on A Solution Focused Approach in Times of War: Views From the Inside by Victoria Spashchenko. You can find the full list of contents…


At BRIEF we have been sharing our thinking about Solution Focused Practice online for many years. We have put together a bundle of useful short presentations on the approach addressing the key questions and practice issues. To make access easier here is an 'index' of those presentations and the relevant…

BRIEF Certificate in Solution Focused Practice

In order to apply for the BRIEF Foundation Level Certificate in Solution Focused Practice you are required to have completed all three levels of the foundation training and to have undertaken one Foundation Plus programme – 8 days of training with BRIEF in all. The Certificate confirms that applicants have given evidence of their understanding of the approach and have written up one piece of work, showcasing their competence in SF Practice. For those of you who have already completed trainings with BRIEF, perhaps some time ago, you will find more information about how your days of training are credited if you click on Read More below.

Upcoming Courses

Location Course Course Date Price    
online SF Practice: Foundation Level 1 10 Sep - 11 Sep 2024 £360.00 info Book
online SF Practice: Foundation Level 2 08 Oct - 09 Oct 2024 £360.00 info Book
online SF Practice: Foundation Level 3 13 Nov - 14 Nov 2024 £360.00 info Book
online SOLUTION FOCUSED COACHING WITH CHILDREN AND… 27 Nov - 28 Nov 2024 £360.00 info Book
online SF Practice: Foundation Plus: Level 4 11 Dec - 12 Dec 2024 £360.00 info Book


Featured Video

What is SF - a 2020 version of the approach


July 9, 2020