The Centre for Solution Focused Practice

How to access counselling or therapy


For those people referring themselves it is best to telephone BRIEF to make an arrangement to meet with a member of the team.

Appointments can often be offered within 2 weeks. Work starts from the time of the first contact and the average number of sessions at BRIEF is around 4. It is impossible to predict exactly how long any one piece of work will last but it will be for the person coming to decide when he or she is confident to finish. Appointments are rarely at one-week intervals, more normally with longer gaps between sessions and with the gap lengthening as change is evident. BRIEF is open Monday to Friday with most appointments taking place during office hours.

BRIEF is an independent organisation which is entirely self-funding. The normal charge is £100.00 per session for individuals and £150.00 per session for couples and families.


If you would like to contact BRIEF for more information, please click HERE to visit the contacts page.


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?

Featured Video