The Centre for Solution Focused Practice

Therapy & Coaching

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.

Coaching & Consultation

BRIEF has been involved in the delivery of Solution Focused Coaching over the past 10 years. Situated on the edge of the City of London, snuggling between Barbican, Smithfield’s and St Bartholomew’s just 10 minutes north of St Paul’s and with excellent public transport links, BRIEF is ideally placed to provide face-to-face coaching. BRIEF will also, of course, arrange telephone personal coaching if preferred. BRIEF is experienced in working with individuals, working with teams and in helping people to find their own best ways forward in situations of conflict.

"I walked out of BRIEF with a completely different idea of what was possible."


Integrating SF . . . or not.

One of the most frequent questions that gets asked on training programmes is the question ‘can you integrate SF with other approach?’ And very often this question is asked from a stance which implies that the worker drawing on a range of approaches is clearly and obviously beneficial to the client. However in SF the answer to this question seems to be neither quite so clear nor quite so obvious.

Evan George shares his thoughts.

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