About solution focused practice

Solution focused practice is a positive, creative, respectful and above all, effective way of helping people and organisations to make changes in their lives.

You have a problem and you want some help with it. Where to start? Many approaches to helping would begin by having you talk about your problem, to try to work out what’s causing it and how to fix it.

Which, depending on what your problem is, may be very helpful.

However, there is another way entirely of seeing your situation. You want some help – you must want that help to lead somewhere, you must want something different to be happening.

Seeing it this way, the solution focused practitioner will focus on this difference, on what you want to be happening rather than on the problem that you don’t want.

And the solution focused practitioner will assume that some of this at least will already be happening, that you have the resources and abilities required to make further progress, and will help you to focus on this too.

And that’s it, in a nutshell. From these different starting points emerges a whole new approach to helping people. You’ll find lots more information about it around this website, and in lots of other places to which we can point you.

If you would like to know more, about the approach and about how we use it and help others to use it, then please do get in touch.