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.

  • 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.


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

Chris Iveson in Istanbul

The Koray Varol Akademi in Istanbul represents a revolutionary new approach to education, not only in Turkey but world-wide. It is to be a Solution Focused trauma-informed school with a central role for parents. DBE, Turkey’s leading Brief Therapy Institute and BRIEF are partners in the project which…

What do you do when . . . ?

We have started a new video series on the BRIEF Facebook page. The series of videos is focused on the most frequent questions that we are asked on BRIEF training courses. The first is called 'What do you do when you do not agree with the client's answer?' and the most recent is called 'What do you do…

BRIEF Certificate

BRIEF offers three certificates, a certificate in solution focused practice, another in solution focused coaching and a third in solution focused leadership. Applicants will choose the track that most interests them and fits best with their role and this choice will influence which of BRIEF'S courses they will need to complete.

Upcoming Course Dates

Location Course Course Date Price    
Brighton SF Practice - 2-day Foundation Programme 10 Jun - 11 Jun 2019 £330 info
London SF Practice - 4-day Foundation Programme 18 Jun - 21 Jun 2019 £660 info
Manchester SF Practice - 2-day Foundation Programme 09 Jul - 10 Jul 2019 £330 info
Manchester Staying Brief in Manchester 11 Jul - 12 Jul 2019 £330 info
London Solution Focused Coaching 18 Jul - 19 Jul 2019 £660 info
London BRIEF London Summer School 12… 12 Aug - 16 Aug 2019 £720 info
London SF Practice - 4-day Foundation Programme 22 Oct - 25 Oct 2019 £660 info
London Staying BRIEF with Children & Families 28 Oct - 29 Oct 2019 £330 info


Blaming our clients!

Clients feeling 'blamed' by professionals is not an uncommon experience and is never productive or useful. So how do Solution Focused practitioners transform the 'blaming' process and turn it into something positive? Evan George shares some thoughts.

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