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.'
2 Day Foundation Course: Solution Focused Practice
Four-day foundation course in Solution Focused practice. This 'flag-ship' programme has been the introduction to Solution Focus for many of the UK's leading practitioners. Exciting, energising and inspiring many participants can't wait to get back to their work to put their newly-learnt skills into practice.
The Solution Focused approach has been adopted enthusiastically within the field of Education. This 2-day programme is particularly appropriate for all working in and around Primary and Secondary Education. The course will be sufficiently practical for each participant to be able to begin using Solution Focused skills on their return to work. It will also provide a basis for continued self-development.
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?