The Centre for Solution Focused Practice

Therapy & Counselling

Solution Focused Brief Therapy is an approach to counselling that is brief and Solution Focused Brief Therapy is also an approach to counselling that is proven to be effective. Research shows it to bring about lasting change on average in less than 5 sessions and in up to 83% of referrals. It can be brief because it is future-focused and because it works with the strengths of those who come by making the best use of their resources, and it can bring about lasting change precisely because it aims to build solutions rather than solve problems.

People come to BRIEF with an enormously diverse range of troubles including stress, depression, anxiety, sleep-problems, drug and alcohol problems, relationship difficulties with both children and partners, histories of abuse and oppression, pain, mental health problems and work-related concerns. On the basis of the research evidence BRIEF will work with anyone who thinks that Solution Focused Brief Therapy or Coaching could be of help in their life.

The BRIEF team has experience of working with people facing long-standing, life-limiting conditions and has also, more occasionally, worked with the rich and famous and our teaching reflects this diversity of experience.

'She came back like a different person and started to get on with everything.'

- Referrer

2 Day Foundation Course: Solution Focused Practice

Location Course Date Price    
Bristol 2 Day Foundation Course: Solution Focused… 23 Apr - 24 Apr 2020 £360.00 info
Brighton 2 Day Foundation Course: 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
Oxford 2 Day Foundation Course: Solution Focused… 26 Nov - 27 Nov 2020 £360.00 info Book

2 Day Foundation Course: Solution Focused Practice in Education

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London 2 Day Foundation Course: Solution Focused… 05 Oct - 06 Oct 2020 £360.00 info Book

4 Day Foundation Course: Solution Focused Practice

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London 4 Day Foundation Course: Solution Focused… 02 Jun - 05 Jun 2020 £720.00 info Book
London 4 Day Foundation Course: Solution Focused… 21 Sep - 24 Sep 2020 £720.00 info Book
London 4 Day Foundation Course: Solution Focused… 17 Nov - 20 Nov 2020 £720.00 info Book

Advanced: Staying Brief: Solution Focused Practice

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Cardiff Advanced: Staying Brief: Solution Focused… 23 Apr - 24 Apr 2020 £360.00 info
London Advanced: Staying Brief: Solution Focused… 18 Jun - 19 Jun 2020 £360.00 info Book
Cardiff Advanced: Staying Brief: Solution Focused… 18 Jun - 19 Jun 2020 £360.00 info Book
Salford Advanced: Staying Brief: Solution Focused… 02 Jul - 03 Jul 2020 £360.00 info Book
Cardiff Advanced: Staying Brief: Solution Focused… 03 Sep - 04 Sep 2020 £360.00 info Book
London Advanced: Staying Brief: Solution Focused… 01 Oct - 02 Oct 2020 £360.00 info Book
London Advanced: Staying Brief: Solution Focused… 10 Dec - 11 Dec 2020 £360.00 info Book

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Trusting or believing or trusting and believing?

Evan George considers two words that are foundational in Solution Focused Practice - the words trust and belief. Is belief the same as trust or is belief a little different from trust? Does trust encapsulate belief or does the idea of belief add something independently in our work?

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