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.

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

Summer School is here again

The BRIEF Summer School 2021 will take place ONLINE from Tuesday 17th August to Thursday 19th August. As for some years the Summer School team will be Chris Iveson, Adam Froerer, Elliott Connie and Evan George.

Job for a Solution Focused Therapist

It is not every day that we come across an organisation advertising for a Solution Focused therapist - more often we find ourselves smuggling SF, very effectively, into our roles. However Oxford Brookes have got really interested in Solution Focus. This is a great opportunity. Click Read More for the…

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 term of Supervision/Consultation sessions. 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 you will find more information on what is required if you read more via the link below.)

Upcoming Courses

Location Course Course Date Price    
online Solution Focused Supervision Group 24 Jun - 24 Jun 2021 £36.00 info Book
online BRIEF London Summer School - online 17 Aug - 19 Aug 2021 £360.00 info Book
online SF Practice: Foundation Level 1 07 Sep - 08 Sep 2021 £360.00 info Book
online Solution Focused Supervision Group 21 Sep - 21 Sep 2021 £36.00 info Book
online Team Talk: Building Better Organisations 28 Sep - 29 Sep 2021 £360.00 info Book
online Solution Focused Supervision Group 05 Oct - 05 Oct 2021 £36.00 info Book
online SF Practice: Foundation Level 2 19 Oct - 20 Oct 2021 £360.00 info Book
online Solution Focused Supervision Group 19 Oct - 19 Oct 2021 £36.00 info Book
online Solution Focused Supervision Group 02 Nov - 02 Nov 2021 £36.00 info Book
online SF Practice: Foundation Level 1 03 Nov - 04 Nov 2021 £360.00 info Book

Blog

Change or Continuity? Or both maybe.

Chris Iveson reminds us 'If we want to honour our clients’ lives let us pay attention to the continuity of those lives. Celebrate changes of fortune, of thinking, feeling and doing but remember it is the same person who now happens to be walking in the light.'

Featured Video

What is SF - a 2020 version of the approach

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July 9, 2020