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

American visitors to BRIEF

BRIEF has enjoyed our association with two American Universities and coincidentally both are spending time with us during the month of July, one coming from North Carolina and the other from Texas.

BRIEF book translations

BRIEF’s books are being translated. Another new translation arrives on our desks. The latest translation to arrive on our desks is the Danish translation of 100 Key Points and Techniques. It is published by SOLUTIONS Forlag and translated by our wonderful friends and colleagues Mette Vesterhauge-Petersen…

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    
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
London 2 Day Solution Focused Practice for Education… 11 Nov - 12 Nov 2019 £330 info
London SF Practice - 4-day Foundation Programme 03 Dec - 06 Dec 2019 £660 info
Oxford SF Practice - 2-day Foundation Programme 05 Dec - 06 Dec 2019 £330 info
London Staying Brief - Adults 12 Dec - 13 Dec 2019 £330 info

Blog

Managing Problem Focused Environments

Many of those drawing on Solution Focus in their work are based in organisations that impose certain expectations and demands. Often these expectations and demands can be thought of as 'problem-focused'. Chris Iveson shares some of his thoughts about how to manage such environments.

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