Guy and solution focused practice

Solutions Focused Practice - Guy ShennanGuy is an independent solution focused consultant and trainer, based in London, UK.

Guy’s unique blend of solution focused rigour and dynamic creativity has inspired and enabled thousands of people to use solution focused practice in their work. He is a solution focused practitioner with a difference and a trainer and consultant who can make a real difference to your team or organisation.

Guy first started using the solution focused approach in non-therapy contexts and he remains committed to helping the approach develop outside of the therapy room. He has set up a number of innovative and successful projects within children’s services, in both statutory and voluntary sectors, ensuring that evaluation of outcome was built in from the start.

Guy developed the acclaimed BRIEF Diploma in Solution Focused Practice and from 2005 to 2010 was the co-director of the course.

Guy has presented widely on the solution focused approach throughout the UK and also in the Netherlands, Ireland, Poland, Spain, Belgium, France, Finland, Sweden, Turkey, Palestine and the US.

Guy has written a number of chapters and articles on the approach, describing his work with children and families, in child protection practice and more generally. He is currently writing a book on solution focused practice.

A member of the advisory board of the Solution Focused Research Review, Guy is committed to the continuing research-based development of the solution focused approach and to encouraging research and the dissemination of research, particularly by practitioners.

Guy is registered as a social worker by the Health and Care Professions Council, has the MA in Solution Focused Brief Therapy from Birmingham University and is a member of the British Association of Social Workers, the UK Association of Solution Focused Practice (founder member) and the Association of Family Therapy. He is the current chair of the British Association of Social Workers.

Guy is interested in the philosophical approaches associated with solution focused brief therapy and is currently working towards a Master’s degree in philosophy.