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 an approach to counselling that is brief and 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 the 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 could be of help in his or her life.

BRIEF is also committed to being able to work not only with the rich and famous but also with the poor and homeless and therefore offers therapy on a no-fee basis to the referred clients of the public sector in significant need.

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

- Referrer

SF Practice - 2-day Foundation Programme

Location Course Course Date Price    
Oxford SF Practice - 2-day Foundation Programme 07 Dec - 08 Dec 2017 £330 info
Bristol SF Practice - 2-day Foundation Programme 26 Apr - 27 Apr 2018 £330 info
Brighton SF Practice - 2-day Foundation Programme 04 Jun - 05 Jun 2018 £330 info
Manchester SF Practice - 2-day Foundation Programme 03 Jul - 04 Jul 2018 £330 info
Oxford SF Practice - 2-day Foundation Programme 06 Dec - 07 Dec 2018 £330 info

SF Practice - 4-day Foundation Programme

Location Course Course Date Price    
London SF Practice - 4-day Foundation Programme 12 Dec - 15 Dec 2017 £660 info
London SF Practice - 4-day Foundation Programme 06 Feb - 09 Feb 2018 £660 info
London SF Practice - 4-day Foundation Programme 17 Apr - 20 Apr 2018 £660 info
London SF Practice - 4-day Foundation Programme 19 Jun - 22 Jun 2018 £660 info
London SF Practice - 4-day Foundation Programme 02 Oct - 05 Oct 2018 £660 info
London SF Practice - 4-day Foundation Programme 11 Dec - 14 Dec 2018 £660 info

2 Day Solution Focused Practice for Education Professionals

Location Course Course Date Price    
London 2 Day Solution Focused Practice for Education… 14 May - 15 May 2018 £330 info
London 2 Day Solution Focused Practice for Education… 12 Nov - 13 Nov 2018 £330 info

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Do you have to be an Optimist?

Do we have to be particular sorts of people to use the Solution Focused approach. Evan George argues that we do not. Using the approach involves adopting a position in a very conscious and determined way and this is based on a choice, It does not depend on the vagaries, the lottery of what sort of person we may happen to be.

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