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.


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

Coronavirus – Covid-19 part 1

In these unprecedented times BRIEF has decided to suspend our own training programme until the end of May 2020. This seems to us to best fit the advice received to date and the need for education, social work and health staff to be available for work in services that are likely to become increasingly…

Coronavirus – Covid-19 part 2

Over the next few days BRIEF will contact all those who have booked on our courses between now and the end of May outlining the possibilities. In the meantime BRIEF wishes all of you our very best in these difficult times. Perhaps now our communities really do require us to be the 'best versions of ourselves',…

BRIEF Certificate in Solution Focused Practice

After 8 days of training have been completed with BRIEF you are invited to apply for the BRIEF Certificate in Solution Focused Practice. This Certificate confirms that applicants have given evidence of their understanding of the approach, have given examples of how they use the approach in their own setting and have written up one piece of work, showcasing their competence in Solution Focused Practice. If the Building Excellence with Solution Focused Coaching programme has been taken applicants may prefer to opt for a certificate in Solution Focused Coaching.

Upcoming Courses

Location Course Course Date Price    
Bristol 2 Day Foundation Course: Solution Focused… 23 Apr - 24 Apr 2020 £360.00 info
Cardiff Advanced: Staying Brief: Solution Focused… 23 Apr - 24 Apr 2020 £360.00 info
London Working with Children, Working with Parents 30 Apr - 01 May 2020 £360.00 info
Vienna Team Talk: Building Excellence with Solution… 04 May - 05 May 2020 £480.00 info
London 4 Day Foundation Course: Solution Focused… 02 Jun - 05 Jun 2020 £720.00 info Book
Cardiff Advanced: Staying Brief: Solution Focused… 18 Jun - 19 Jun 2020 £360.00 info Book
Brighton 2 Day Foundation Course: Solution Focused… 18 Jun - 19 Jun 2020 £360.00 info Book
London Advanced: Staying Brief: Solution Focused… 18 Jun - 19 Jun 2020 £360.00 info Book
Salford 2 Day Foundation Course: Solution Focused… 30 Jun - 01 Jul 2020 £360.00 info Book
Salford Advanced: Staying Brief: Solution Focused… 02 Jul - 03 Jul 2020 £360.00 info Book


Putting Solution Focus to Work

Sarah Kupke writes about the difference that her training in SF has made in her role as Head of Campus at the International School of Stuttgart, Sindelfingen Campus.

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